KFAN 100.3 renowned on-air personality Dan Barreiro and host of “Bumper to Bumper with Dan Barreiro” and “Sunday Sermons with Dan Barreiro” will be honored at the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this Saturday, September 17th at the Pavek Museum.
Born in Gary, Indiana, Barreiro was a sports columnist at the Star Tribune for 17 years, after spending time at the Dallas Morning News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Louisville Courier-Journal. He joined KFAN in 1992. Barreiro gives his drive-time take and dives into the world of sports, politics, and the day’s top news. He treats his listeners seriously, understanding that everyone lives in the same crazy crashing-down world of tragedy and joy, and they all want to share the experience.
“Dan epitomizes the make-up of a tremendous talk show in the Twin Cities,” said Greg Alexander, Market President for iHeartMedia Minneapolis. “He puts together compelling interviews and has the ability to break down any and every topic to entertain our listeners. He is a true talent.
“There isn’t a radio personality who has had the kind of ratings success over the last three decades than Dan Barreiro. He has done it by hosting intelligent, entertaining, and compelling radio,” said Gregg Swedberg, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Minneapolis. “He’s more than the ‘Big Ticket,’ he is the blueprint.”
“Dan Barreiro has been the voice of Minnesota sports and big events for over 25 years on KFAN,” said Chad Abbott, Program Director for KFAN 100.3. “His ratings dominance and social following proves how trusted he is as a respected voice for MN.”
Barreiro is recognized as “The Big Ticket” due to long-time high ratings on 100.3 KFAN. “Bumper to Bumper with Dan Barreiro” airs weekdays from 3 – 6:30 p.m. and “Sunday Sermons with Dan Barreiro” airs Sundays at 9 –11:00 a.m. Fans can also hear Barreiro anywhere through iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app. He also co-hosts the Fox 9 television program Enough Said on Friday nights.
The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame has 191 inducted members beginning with the inaugural class of 2001. The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame is a service of the Pavek Museum. The Pavek Museum was established in 1988 to preserve and promote the history and science of electronic communication, as well as the values of Minnesota’s broadcast industry.
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