Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame
A true pioneer in broadcasting, Jim Rohn touched the lives of thousands of listeners and viewers in Minnesota and North Dakota in a career that spanned more than six decades.
After serving as a US Navy radioman during World War II, he attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis, and entered broadcasting at KSJB Jamestown, North Dakota, and KXJB TV Fargo. His many duties included weather reporting, news anchoring, and production. He produced and hosted such programs as “Polka Party,” “High School Teen Quiz,” “Greener on Your Side,” “Fin & Feather,” and “Welcome Inn,” and was known and loved by a generation of Fargo/Moorhead area children as “Captain Jim.” In 1972, he moved to Alexandria, where he became weather director at KCMT FM and at KCMT TV (now KCCO TV). He joined KIKV FM Alexandria in 1990, serving as news director and appearing on the popular “Rick and the Morning Crew” show, as well as “Weather Talk” on KB101 FM Bemidji. Active in numerous community and charitable organizations, he was an integral part of the annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse. He retired in December 2014 and moved to Fargo.
Norman James Rohn passed away on January 5, 2015.