Stuart A. Lindman

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Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Stuart A. Lindman

2001 Charter Inductee

Stuart A. Lindman was the first person ever to appear on what is now KARE TV Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and was one of the outstanding figures in the history of Minnesota television. As a boy he dreamed of becoming a radio announcer, and changed his career plans at the University of Minnesota from medicine to broadcasting after getting involved at the university station, WLB. After serving in the US Army during World War II, he became a staff announcer at WMIN Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 1945. He signed WMIN TV on the air for the first time in 1953, serving as newscaster, news director, and program director. After the station sold its interest to WTCN TV in 1955, he continued as radio news director and television news anchor until 1973, when he became director of public affairs. When the station changed its call letters to WUSA and later to KARE, it was Stuart A. Lindman who was the first to sign them on. He served for many years as the Twin Cities anchor for the Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethons. He retired in 1987, but remained active with veterans groups, the Masonic Home, and many other community organizations.

Stu passed away January 12, 2010 at the age of 87.