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Dan Frenzel (1945 - 2003)

Inducted: 2005

Dan Frenzel

Dan Frenzel began his career in Glendive as a radio DJ and television weatherman in 1964. Although his job changed many times over the years, he never left the town or the stations where he got his start. Over the years he served as sports director and play-by-play announcer; sales manager; program director; general manager and finally vice president of Glendive Broadcasting.

Dan seems to have never met a charity that he didn’t like. He raised funds for Babe Ruth and Legion Baseball, 4-H and Dawson College. He was a founding member of the local Relay for Life program for the Cancer Society; spearheaded the “Paint Us Proud” project and the “River City Emporium” project. He worked with the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon for Muscular Dystrophy, Special Olympics and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Dan continued to work even during a lengthy bout with cancer, rarely missing a day at work. Dan died in 2003.