Obituary: Journalist from U of M radio station dies at 72

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David Olson, a longtime anchor and news director at the University of Minnesota-owned and operated- radio station died Oct. 17. The Mendota Heights man died from a heart attack and was 92-years-old, according to the Star Tribune.

Olson had a long career in broadcast journalism. In the radio station's heyday, Olson produced and anchored the program "Scope," a one-hour weekly newscast. The station is now known as "Radio K," reports the Star Tribune.

"He could interview anyone about anything," Stuart Sanders, a longtime friend and development director at KUOM, told the Star Tribune.

Olson was also television host of Minnesota Senate Media Services "Capitol Report," reports Morrison Nilsen Funeral Chapel. He was a Scoutmaster, photographer, and aviation enthusiastic, Olson's wife told the Star Tribune.

Olson is survived by his wife, one son, and a sister.

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