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DAN DONOVAN

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Donovan & John Lennon

Donovan & Kirby Puckett

REMEMBERING DAN DONOVAN

Dan Donovan (Blaine Harvey) passed away following a massive heart attack on August 31, 2014.

Born in Philadelphia, Donovan got interested in radio growing up in Gettysburg, PA. He began his career there at WGET, later moving to WSBA in York, PA. After studying journalism at Penn State, he moved on to WICE Radio in Providence, RI, in the early 1960s. He then moved to WMEX in Boston and WCBM in Baltimore before beginning a ten-year run at WFIL AM in Philadelphia. Donovan came to KS95 FM in the Twin Cities in 1979, and joined KOOL 108 FM in 1991, bringing the enthusiasm and style that have made him one of the region’s best known and best loved DJs to his popular afternoon drive and Sunday oldies shows. Donovan was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006. (Above text and photos courtesy Pavek Museum of Broadcasting).

CAREER COMPOSITE SAMPLE

Dan Donovan - (WMEX-AM/Boston, WFIL-AM/Philadelphia, KSTP-FM/Twin Cities, KQQL-FM/Twin Cities) - 3 MB

(provided by Curt Copeland)

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WMEX-AM (Boston, MA)

Dan Donovan - 1966 - 9 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

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WSBA-AM (York, PA)

Dan Donovan - 6/14/1967 - 10 MB (provided by Scott Lowe/Matt Seinberg)

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WFIL-AM (Philadelphia, PA)

Dan Donovan - 1971 - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

Dan Donovan - Donovan (Aug. 71) + Jim O'Brien crossplug (Feb. 1976) - 3 MB

(provided by Jay Philpott)

Dan Donovan - 1971 - 2 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

Dan Donovan - 1/25/1977 - 5 MB (provided by Scott Lowe/Matt Seinberg)

Dan Donovan - 9/9/1977 - 14 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

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KSTP-FM (KS95)

Dan Donovan - 1/14/1983 - 5 MB (provided by Paul Bergly)

Dan Donovan - October 1985 - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

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KQQL-FM (KOOL 108)

Dan Donovan - 1998 - 9 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

Dan Donovan - 1999 - <1 MB (provided by Curt Copeland)

Dan Donovan - 2006 - 3 MB (provided by Caleb Hanson)

Dan Donovan Tribute/Outtakes for a KQQL holiday party that never aired -

produced by Curt Copeland and Lee Michaels (they wish to stress that Dan loved this montage of his work). Contains adult language. 4 MB (from Jay Philpott)

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Dan Donovan tribute video

produced by Dan Riggs

 

Obituary: Star Tribune

 
Donovan (left) MN Broadcasting Hall of Fame with Chuck Knapp