Ned Goodwin

Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Ned Goodwin

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.