Mar 14, 2011

MPR's "Music Through the Night" host Arthur Hoehn dies at 72

Arthur Hoehn, Minnesota Public Radio's first professional announcer, died Saturday (March 12) after a battle with lung cancer, MPR reports. He was 72. MPR founder and president Bill Kling recalled that for live concerts, Hoehn was "the entire crew. The truck driver, the equipment schlepper, the producer, the engineer, and the announcer." Hoehn worked at MPR for 40 years, retiring in 2002. Last year, he was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He's perhaps best known for his 12-year run as host of the nationally syndicated overnight classical show Music Through the Night.

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