WCCO Personality Sherm Booen Dies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A former WCCO-TV personality and aviation specialist who hosted the world’s only regularly scheduled aviation television program has died.

Sherm Booen started hosted “World of Aviation” in 1952. The show eventually ran for 28 years.

Booen died Monday night at a nursing home in the Twin Cities.

He began his broadcasting career in 1936, working in a number of radio stations throughout the region.

He served during World War II, flying missions in a B-17, and retired as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Booen was inducted into the Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2002.

  • Pat & Carol Casey

    The end of an era in aviation! We will miss you Sherm, and your wonderful voice. Blessings to the entire family.

  • Rodell Kopesky

    I’m so happy I had the chance to say hello and goodbye to Sherm on his last day at Golden Living. We shared some experiences that Sherm encountered during his years. His voice will always stand alone as will his vast book of aviation knowledge.

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