In case you missed it, Tom Oszman's Flashback Twin Cities had a great tribute to Joyce on Saturday, January 3, 2015, with guests Howard Viken, Rob Brown, and Dick Chapman. Go to

Joyce Lamont

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Photo Gallery

Clips from "Dayton's Music Box" 2/17/54: Introduction
New mothers & shopping
Ad with Clellan Card for GE clothes dryer
Ad with Clellan Card for Stride Rite shoes
Shopping news with Clellan Card

Other Sound Clips:
On Howard Viken's show 1/16/67
With Viken & Morey Amsterdam 1/16/67
On Jergen Nash's show 1/17/67

Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Joyce Lamont

2001 Charter Inductee

Joyce Lamont received as many as 10,000 letters a month, more than any other broadcaster at WCCO Radio, even though, when she started, she was not allowed to say her name on the air. Her career began in 1950, on the other side of the microphone, as WCCO's continuity director, writing copy for others to read on the radio. But once she got the chance to be on the air there was no turning back. She became the voice of Dayton's Musical Chimes, the long-running Best Buys, and many other programs, sharing news, music, recipes, community events, and travel notes. She was one of the best-known and most beloved personalities on the most successful station in the region. In her more than fifty years in broadcasting, she became a part of the family for millions of listeners throughout the Midwest and a role model for women in the industry. She worked with the most talented personalities in Minnesota broadcasting, and rejoined some of her old colleagues when she moved to KLBB Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 1989.

Joyce Lamont died Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the age of 98.