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‘Scandinavian Hour’ co-host Ron Olsen dies

Posted by Geeky Swedes on April 30th, 2008

Ron Olsen, 69, passed away following a traffic accident while visiting his brother in Norway. Since 1959, Olsen had been co-hosting “The Scandinavian Hour,” radio show. He was as Ballard as they come: “He attended Ballard High School, went to dances at Norway Hall and worshipped at the Lutheran Church,” reports the Seattle Times. Memorial services will be held May 12th from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nile Golf and Country Club in Mountlake Terrace. (Photo from KKNW-AM, which will be airing Olsen’s prerecorded shows on Saturdays through June.)

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