Maynard Meyer

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Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Maynard Meyer

Inducted 2011

Maynard Meyer, or "Mr. Radio" as he is known in Madison, Minnesota, began his career in broadcasting in 1967 at KBMO radio in Benson, working as a part time announcer. Upon graduating from Moorhead State University with a degree in broadcast journalism, he took a full time job with Hedberg Broadcasting at KMRS in Morris where he is still remembered as “Meyer in the Morning.”

In 1983, he and his long-time friend, Terry Overlander, put KLQP-FM on the air in Madison, a station that continues to be one of the only radio stations in Minnesota that remains locally owned. He operates the station as General Manager, engineer and host. He is at KLQP morning, noon and night, keeping listeners updated on local news, weather, and community activities. Maynard also provides engineering services to other area radio stations. Besides being "Mr. Radio," Maynard is involved in several activities around town. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, city council and serves on many boards. He helped revamp and volunteers his time at Grand Theatre, a great asset to a small town. Maynard Meyer’s dedication to radio and serving the community have truly shaped the city of Madison, as well as much of western Minnesota, into what it is today.