Howard Dahl

Howard-DahlHis thirty-one year broadcasting career began in 1939 when, after receiving his master’s degree in foreign relations from the University of Chicago, he joined his family’s radio station, WKBH in La Crosse as a foreign affairs reporter. In 1943, he became President and General Manager of WKBH. In 1954, he put La Crosse’s first television station, WKBT-TV, on the air and was its first President and General Manager. He led both of those stations until his retirement in 1970. He was active in church affairs in La Crosse and served sixteen years on the Board of Directors of Viterbo College in La Crosse. In 1981, he received the Pope John XXIII Award for lay service to the Viterbo College. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and was President of the Association in 1968-69.

Howard Dahl passed away on November 6, 1989.

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