Local legend Charles ‘Chuck’ Williams makes the inductee list
The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame will induct four new members in 2019. Inductees are selected based on their unique and outstanding contributions to broadcasting in Minnesota.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, September 14, at the Pavek Museum in Saint Louis Park, Minn. This event not only celebrates the careers of the distinguished broadcasters (see below), but also raises operating funds for the Pavek Museum. Tickets go on sale on April 2 and are $150 each.
The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame has 195 inducted members beginning with the inaugural class of 2001. The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame is a service of the Pavek Museum, which was established in 1988 to preserve and promote the history and science of electronic communication, as well as the values of Minnesota’s broadcast industry. The museum and the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame are located at 3517 Raleigh Avenue, Saint Louis Park, Minn., 55416.
Visit pavekmuseum.org/hall.htm or call 952-926-8198 for more information.
Hall of fame 2019 inductees
Anderson has more than 50 years of experience in broadcasting. He is most prominently known as the former longstanding news anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Minn. He was at WDIO-TV for 42 years until his retirement in 2011.
Ralph Jon ‘RJ’ Fritz
Fritz was on Twin Cities’ WCCO-TV from 1968 until his retirement in 2005. He was a play-by-play broadcaster, sports director, host of several TV shows including “Out-N-About with RJ Fritz,” anchor, reporter, writer and producer. Fritz passed away in 2017.
In 1983, Reusse started his Monday Night Sports Talk on KSTP-AM in Saint Paul, Minn., with Joe Soucheray. Two years later it expanded to Saturday Sports Talk. He has contributed to the Minneapolis Star Tribune for decades writing weekly columns.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Williams
Williams was known as the Voice of Winona Sports and Dean of Southern Minnesota Sportscasters. For over 40 years, Williams broadcast over 4,000 local sports games on KWNO in Winona. He was the founder of KHME-FM and retired from radio in 1986. He passed away in 2010.