Fargo radio legend Tom Wynn passes away at 83 | INFORUM

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FARGO — Legendary morning KFGO radio broadcaster Tom Wynn has died at age 83, about three years after retiring from a 60-year career.

Wynn, who retired in July 2017, passed away in the Twin Cities where he moved last June to be closer to family.

Wynn hosted “Tom Wynn & Friends” from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. with Bonnie Amistadi and Doug Leier until his retirement. Prior to that, Wynn partnered with the late Larry Ristvedt for “Tom & Larry in the Morning”

"I don't think there is any question he was one of the biggest radio talents in Fargo-Moorhead," said Derek Hanson, brand manager for KFGO, who worked with him starting in 1996. "He was so talented."

Hanson said the "old school broadcaster" had a "perfect marriage" with Ristvedt and brought laughs each morning to the audience.

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Ristvedt, the farm and ranch director at KFGO for many years, retired in 2010 and passed away three years later.

Hanson said a broadcaster like Wynn is "hard to come by these days."

Wynn work until late in life, and Hanson said it seemed like it was "more of a passion than work" for the broadcaster.

Wynn worked at WDGY in Minneapolis in the early days of his radio career and came to KFGO from Lansing, Mich., in 1979.


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