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WCCO Personality Sherm Booen Dies

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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.

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