Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame
2001 Charter Inductee
In his long and distinguished career, Ned Goodwin has gained
recognition not only for his many achievements in northern
Minnesota broadcasting but for his involvement in the community
as well. After serving in the military and studying at the
University of Minnesota and at Brown Institute, he began his
broadcasting career at KMHL Marshall in 1958. In 1959 he moved
to KBUN Bemidji, working the overnight shift at first, then
afternoons and mornings. He quickly became involved in all
aspects of the station's operations. He was named sports director
in 1960, news director in 1962, and also worked in sales.
He became general manager in 1964, and vice president and
general manager in 1967. He built sister FM station KBHP Bemidji
in 1972, and served as vice president and general manager
until his retirement in 1990. He served for many years as
a director and officer of the Minnesota Broadcasters Association.
He also served as mayor of Bemidji and has been active in
many other community organizations.
Ned Goodwin passed away May 16, 2008 at the age of 73.