Reporting Steve Murphy
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two more broadcasters from WCCO Radio have been chosen for the Pavek Museum’s Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Market Manager Mick Anselmo and the late Eleanor Mondale Poling.
The ceremony will take place in September. The inductees were announced Monday morning.
Eleanor’s husband, Twin Cities musician and composer Chan Poling, was on hand for the announcement at the Cambria Gallery on 7th in the WCCO Radio building.
“She was amazing” said Poling. “A very, very strong person and deserving of this honor.”
Eleanor worked at WCCO-TV and CBS Television in the 1980s before co-hosting a show on WCCO Radio. She died of brain cancer in 2011 at the age of 51.
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Mick Anselmo, who’s been a manager and innovator in local broadcasting for three decades, said “I’m humbled. I’m just an Italian guy from the Iron Range who fell in love with radio.”
Past WCCO inductees include Boone & Erickson, Sid Hartman and the late Steve Cannon.