The late John Linder, former owner of Minnesota Valley Broadcasting, has been inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Linder had interest in several radio groups, including locally owned and operated Radio Mankato, which is home to KTOE, Minnesota 93, Hot 96.7, Oldies 100.5, KRRW, KXLP, and The Fan. He spent his entire life in radio and died in 2017 after a battle with cancer.

John Linder.

The Linder family has been in the radio business in Mankato since 1950.

Three others were also inducted, including longtime Twin Cities broadcaster Tom Barnard along with Jeff Passolt and Robyne Robinson of KMSP-TV Channel 9.

The induction ceremony will be held on September 22.

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