Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame
consummate engineer who believes in the power and potential
of broadcasting, Jerry Miller’s career has taken him
from crystals, tubes, and transistors to integrated circuits,
computers, and satellites, from radio to digital television.
He began in 1954 as a studio recording technician for what
is now KBEM FM Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and worked as an
engineer at Twin Cities stations WMIN and WLOL from 1956
to 1963, before beginning his 32-year tenure at WCCO. As
chief engineer, he was responsible for its high technical
standards, and built the nation’s first touch-screen
automation system. He also served in the Air National Guard,
and contributed to the early days of Twin Cities Public
Television. Since 1996, he has conducted FCC Alternative
Inspections in eleven states, benefiting stations with his
skills in engineering and teaching, and a lifetime of professionalism,
concern, involvement, and compassion. He carries the message
that broadcasting is a good place to work and to grow, to
marry the ideals of competition, good citizenship, business
acumen, and ethics. The response is universally positive.
People walk away from meeting him with renewed energy and
Sadly, on December 6, 2005, Jerry Miller died of complications from ALS at the age of 67.