Thursday, September 13, 2018

R.I.P.: Longtime Duluth Broadcaster Glenn Maxham

Glenn Maxham
Longtime Duluth television and radio broadcaster Glenn Maxham, who went on to become an environmental activist for the Save Lake Superior Association, died Monday.

He was 88, according to the Duluth News-Tribune.

Maxham’s family said he died unexpectedly of natural causes Monday in his home.

Maxham was a disc jockey in the Armed Forces Radio, working in Tokyo during the Korean War, and was on the air to announce the declaration of a cease-fire agreement with North Korea to the military and civilians.

He started a Twin Ports. MN broadcasting career in 1953 that would span four decades and multiple stations, including WEBC radio and as a news writer for WFTV, the first television station in Duluth. In 1957 he was hired as the news director and anchorman at KBJR-TV. He later worked at KDAL radio and KDLH-TV and did freelance work for WDIO-TV.

Maxham moved to WDSE Duluth Public Television in 1980.  After leaving public television in 1985 Maxham started Upper Midwest Visuals doing video  production for schools, and he remained active in the University for Seniors program.

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