Odin S. Ramsland

Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Odin S. Ramsland

2001 Charter Inductee

Odin S. Ramsland was a pioneer in Minnesota television and enjoyed a long and distinguished career as one of northern Minnesota's most successful and most respected broadcasters. He entered broadcasting in 1937 when he joined the sales staff at KDAL Duluth. In 1941 he became the station's commercial manager, and was named vice president and commercial manager in 1945. He helped the station develop its new television operation, now KDHL TV, in 1954. In 1957 he became vice president and general manager of both the radio and television stations, becoming president and general manager in 1974. He retired in 1977. He was a leader in many Duluth community and civic organizations, and was also a leader among his peers, serving as a director for such organizations as Broadcast Music, Inc., and the Minnesota Broadcasters Association. He also served as president of the CBS Radio Board of Affiliates.

Odin Ramsland passed away, at the age of 85, on December 11, 1997.