Mike Kunin Passes Away
Myron “Mike” Kunin was a serial businessman. This obituary
in the Minneapolis Star Tribune quotes a friend on Kunin, “He never met a
business he didn’t like.”
Kunin’s rise started by
turning his parents’ handful of hair salons and barbershops into Regis Corp. In
more than five decades of activity he dabbled in real estate, manufacturing,
retail and broadcasting.
In addition to half-a-dozen TV
stations, his Red Rock Radio has over two dozen radio stations scattered
through the Northern Midwest, including KKIN(AM/FM), KFGI(FM), KLKS(FM) and
WWWI(AM/FM) in the Brainerd Lakes, Minn. area; KQDS(AM/FM), KZIO(FM),
WWAX(FM), Duluth, Minn.; WEVE(FM), Eleveth, Minn.; and WCMP(AM/FM),
WHSM(AM/FM), WXCX(FM), WLMX(FM) in Southern Minnesota/Northwestern
Kunin was also a supporter of the arts in the Twin Cities area, with donations to the Walker Arts
Center and Minneapolis Institute of the Arts being just the tip of the iceberg.
He passed away on Wednesday. Sunday, Nov. 3, there will
be memorial reception at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, starting at 5
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