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Dan Snyder (1926 - 2014)

Inducted: 2006

Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder began his broadcast career in 1948 as a part-time announcer for KGVO radio while still a student at the University of Montana.  Following graduation, Dan moved to KBMN Bozeman as Program Director, later becoming Sales Manager and then General Manager.  In 1955 he built KBGF-TV and in 1958 KRTV-TV, both in Great Falls, where his innovative news and public affairs programming won wide acclaim.

Following the sale of KRTV, Dan retired briefly before starting  new careers in banking and commercial real estate development. Broadcasting lured him back and in 1980 Dan became the General Manager of KCAP AM-FM, Helena. He later served as GM for KGHL AM-FM in Billings before again “retiring” to work part-time for Anderson Broadcasting.

Dan served on the Great Falls School Board and is a past president of the Montana Broadcasters Association, Great Falls Rotary, Helena Ad Federation, Helena Chamber of Commerce and Great Falls Ad Federation of which he was a founding member.  Dan continues to serve as anchor-host of the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon for Shodair Children’s Hospital.