1. Twin Cities Live - Pooch Makeover

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    Twin Cities Live stopped out to Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Spa in Minneapolis for a spring dog grooming makeover. Check out all the fun that Emily Engberg had!

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    • Channel 5 KSTP Coverage of BFWCharities, Veteran Pain Program

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      Channel 5 KSTP Coverage of BFWCharities, Veteran Pain Program.

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      • Dave Dahl Challenge - Say Meow on air

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        Ryan challenged Dave Dahl to nonchalantly drop the "meow" into his newscast. For every meow, Ryan would donate $50 to KS95 for Kids Radiothon. Here's the link for more info: http://alturl.com/wrk2t Dave pulled through! Watch the video above!

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        • Matthew's Message - KSTP Studios Tour

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          Join Matthew out and about around the Twin Cities as he explores exciting and new places while spreading the Message about Disability Awareness. Learn how the disabled community can interact and be apart of life experiences in Minnesota! This episode features Matthew exploring the KSTP Channel 5 Studios while learning what it takes behind the scenes to broadcast your local news.

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          • AL SHAVER

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            Inducted 2003 In 48 years he has broadcast everything from baseball to football to curling to golf, but for listeners in Minnesota, the “Voice of Hockey” is Al Shaver. He graduated from the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio and Television Arts in Toronto in 1948, and worked briefly as a morning show host and baseball play-by-play announcer at CJOY Guelph, Ontario, before moving to CJCJ Calgary, and later to CHAT Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 1952 he joined CFRN Edmonton, where he did play-by-play for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, and called five Grey Cup championship games broadcast nationally on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In the 1960s he worked in Montreal at CKGM Radio and CFCF TV and then at CKEY Toronto. He came to Minneapolis/Saint Paul as the Voice of Minnesota North Stars Hockey when the team began play in 1967, broadcasting on WCCO until 1978, and on KSTP until the team moved to Dallas in 1993. He then broadcast Minnesota Gophers college hockey until his retirement in 1996. A ten-time Minnesota Sportscaster of the Year, he is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

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            • ANSON R. "RANDY" MERRIMAN

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              Inducted 2003 When Anson R. “Randy” Merriman left military school to join the circus, he began a long career in entertainment that led to local and national success in radio and television. After a stint as circus ringmaster, he became a star on the Twin Cities vaudeville stage before joining KSTP Minneapolis/Saint Paul as host of “Tavern Trouper,” a radio show in which soldiers in the South Pacific could talk to relatives in Minnesota. Soon he was headed for the Pacific himself, working with Bob Hope as a USO entertainer during World War II. He returned to KSTP after the war and co-hosted the pioneer quiz show “Fun For Your Money” with Jimmy Valentine on KSTP TV. In 1951 he ushered in the network TV quiz show era, starring on “The Big Payoff” with former Miss America Bess Myerson, televised nationally on NBC and later CBS. He returned to Minnesota in 1958 and joined WCCO Minneapolis/Saint Paul, hosting radio and television shows including “Honest to Goodness” with Dick Chapman and “Fan in the Stands” before Minnesota Twins baseball games. Always an entertainer, he was active in the Zuhrah Shrine Merrymakers and performed magic shows for children in his retirement years. On October 27, 2005, Randy Merriman died at his home in Florida at the age of 93.

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              • JOHN GORDON

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                Inducted 2008 Summer in Minnesota means Minnesota Twins baseball, and for more than twenty summers, Minnesota Twins baseball on the radio has meant John Gordon. A Detroit native, Gordon joined the Twins radio team prior to the club’s historic 1987 world championship season, after five years with the New York Yankees broadcast crew. For twenty years with WCCO, and now with KSTP and the Twins Radio Network, his signature style has been a hit with fans throughout the Upper Midwest. Listeners love his play-by-play, and his unforgettable “Touch ‘em All” home run call has become a part of baseball lore. What the fans may not know, but what his fellow broadcasters appreciate, is how hard he works behind the scenes with interviews and promos for affiliates, the Twins Winter Caravan, and much more. His enthusiasm is contagious for listeners and colleagues alike, and he’s helped raise thousands of dollars for such organizations as the Minnesota Stroke Association, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Twins Community Fund. In 1998, the Minnesota Broadcasters Association named him Broadcast Personality of the Year, in recognition of his excellence and dedication.

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                • MARCIA FLUER

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                  Newscaster, teacher, and public relations consultant, Marcia Fluer was one of the first woman television anchors in the Twin Cities. She spent seven years teaching gifted and talented students in high schools and colleges before joining KSTP TV Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 1972, first as an entertainment reporter, then as a political correspondent, general assignment reporter, and weekend anchor. She moved to WCCO TV Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 1984, where, in addition to her reporter, producer, and anchor duties, she co-hosted the highly regarded daily half-hour talk and information program “Newsday.” She was also honored for her coverage of the 1976 and 1980 political campaigns. In 1989 she put her media experience and knowledge of crisis communications to work as Director of University Relations at the University of Minnesota, for ten years heading the school’s news service, publications, marketing, events, new media, and broadcasting. Today she is a consultant for the public relations firm Roberts and More. She has won many awards for her work in broadcasting and education and for her service to the community, and is a past president of the Minnesota Medical Foundation’s Women’s Health Fund.

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                  • LEIGH KAMMAN

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                    Inducted 2003 Over more than sixty years in broadcasting, Leigh Kamman has become synonymous with jazz and with broadcast excellence. He interviewed stars like Duke Ellington for his school paper, and while still a teenager hosted a late-night jazz show at WMIN Minneapolis/Saint Paul. In 1942 he moved to WEBC Duluth, hosting “Symphony in Riffs” from The Flame nightclub. He joined the US Army during World War II and produced and hosted shows for KOA Denver and Armed Forces Radio. After the war he returned to the Twin Cities, producing “We Call It Jazz” concerts and hosting “The Swing Club” on WLOL. He moved to WOV New York in 1950, broadcasting live from the Palm Café near the Apollo Theater, and interviewing all the biggest names in jazz. He came back to WLOL in 1956, and later joined KSTP, where he premiered Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of “Mack the Knife” on his program “Image: The ‘60s.” Since 1973, he has hosted THE JAZZ IMAGE™ on Minnesota Public Radio. Known for his poetic, scene-setting style and for his vast knowledge and sincere love of the music, he is an outstanding broadcaster and a tireless champion of America’s only original art form.

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                    • SLIM JIM IVERSON

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                      Ernest “Slim Jim” Iverson Inducted 2003 Walk down any street in the Twin Cities on a summer afternoon in the days before air conditioning, and chances are you would hear Ernest “Slim Jim” Iverson on the radio through the open windows. Famed and loved throughout the region for country music and Scandinavian songs like “Nikolina” and “The Drifting Vistling Snow,” he was born to Norwegian immigrants in North Dakota in 1903. Injured while working in the Texas oil fields in 1925, he turned to music, and was dubbed “Slim Jim” by his Wichita Falls, Texas, radio station for his lean, six-foot, four-inch frame. In 1927 he moved to WAAU Omaha, Nebraska, appearing as the “Master Troubadour” before becoming “Slim Jim” again at WRHM (now WWTC) Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 1932. Broadcasting with his brother Clarence (“The Vagabond Kid”), his noontime program was a favorite throughout the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s on several Twin Cities and regional stations, including WDGY, KSTP, WLOL, and KEYD. He also appeared on experimental WDGY telecasts in the 1930s, and hosted the hour-long “Slim Jim’s Westerners” on what is now KMSP TV Minneapolis/Saint Paul in the 1950s. His death, at the age of 55, in 1958 was mourned by legions of fans.

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