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WCCO’s Dick Carlson Dies

WCCO's Dick Carlson Dies

Dick Carlson is dead. The senior vice president and market manager for Infinity Minneapolis died at home; he was 60. He had recently had heart surgery.
Carlson joined Infinity in 2001, the company said. He oversaw four stations in Minneapolis, including WCCO Radio, KSNB(AM), WLTE(FM) and WXPT(FM).
“WCCO recently celebrated its 80th anniversary, where Carlson played an instrumental role in recognizing the great history and tradition of the station in the upper Midwest,” Infinity said in a statement.
Carlson also worked as a sales exec for several Denver stations including KOA; in 1997 he became VP/GM of KIRO(AM), KNWX(AM) and KQBZ(FM) in Seattle.
He started as a sportscaster in 1969, doing color for the Denver Broncos; he also covered University of Colorado football and basketball teams, the ABA Denver Rockets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals, the Cincinnati Reds, and Kentucky and Notre Dame basketball. He also did national sports broadcasts for ABC Radio and USA Network.
A wife and two daughters survive him.