Dan Culhane, Twin Cities radio veteran and onetime co-host of morning show on KQRS, dies at 62

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You might not have met Dan Culhane, but there's a good chance you've heard his voice.

At radio stations across the Twin Cities, Culhane voiced commercials over three decades for stations ranging from KFAN and KOOL 108 to JACK FM and WCCO Radio.

The voice-over work extended to TV as well, where for the past eight years he introduced "Minnesota Bound," the popular outdoors show on KARE 11.

Culhane also occasionally filled DJ shifts. Work as a radio host in the 1980s brought him fame as part of "The Tom and Dan Show," a meteoric morning-drive program on KQRS that launched the ongoing run of Minnesota radio royalty Tom Barnard.

Culhane, 62, of Minneapolis, died on Feb. 28 from complications of COVID-19. In the weeks since, friends say they've been reminded of him on the airwaves, either through commercials still running or broadcast tributes from old friends.

"You couldn't find a nicer man than Dan Culhane," Barnard said during his radio show this month. "Look for the good stuff. Dan Culhane certainly was one of the good things about my life."

Born and raised in Superior, Wis., Culhane loved radio from an early age, said his wife, Nancy Mitchell. In junior high, he was a "radio nerd," she joked, making…
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