Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame
In more than 44 years in radio, from small markets to large
markets, from disc jockey and program director to sales
to management, Marc Kalman has done it all.
In the 1960s he was the program director and a popular disc
jockey at stations in Michigan and Illinois before moving
into sales and management, beginning as an account executive
at WMIN, then to KRSI Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 1968. In 1969 he came to WDGY Minneapolis/Saint Paul in sales, and
also appeared as the "WDGY Hit Man" in the "WDGY
Hit Car." By 1974 he was the station's sales manager. In 1980 he began eight years as vice president of Blair
Radio Minneapolis/Saint Paul. In 1988 he moved to WCCO Minneapolis/Saint
Paul, where he served as general sales manager. He left in 1992 to take over as vice president and general
manager of KDWB FM Minneapolis/Saint Paul, adding Twin Cities
stations KTCZ FM in 1995 and WLOL FM in 1998.
Finally, he spent six-plus years as president and general manager of KQRS, KXXR (93X), and Love 105. He led his stations to seven Marconi Awards and four Crystal Awards. He is well known for his commitment to the community. His station campaigns have raised millions of dollars to aid chronically ill children and their families.
Marc retired from broadcasting on December 16, 2011.