Mike Kronforst

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Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Mike Kronforst

Inducted 2009

Where do broadcasters come from?  Who trains them and guides them as they begin their careers?  If they are lucky, it is someone like Mike Kronforst.

A 1964 Brown College graduate, Mike worked in radio and television for eight years in Wisconsin and Illinois before joining the Brown faculty in 1972.  In addition to his teaching duties, he worked as a KEEY FM staff announcer, KMSP TV weathercaster, and free-lance voice and on-camera talent in addition to his teaching duties.  From 1978 to 1992 he served as placement director for Brown’s broadcast program, taking over as placement director for all of Brown’s academic programs from 1992 to 1994.  In 1994 he returned to his first love, teaching young broadcasters the tools of their craft, and he continues to teach, advise, and participate in curriculum development for the broadcast program.  Winner of the Conclave Learning Conference’s Rockwell Award in 2002, Mike’s dedication to teaching, mentoring, and advocacy has made all the difference for thousands of young broadcasters, all of whom recognize with gratitude his positive impact on their careers and their lives.

Mike Kronforst passed away on March 28th, 2016, at the age of 71.

Memorials preferred to the National Brain Tumor Society: braintumor.org