Oral Interview of Manny Marget

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Manny Marget


Timothy Madigan



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Interview with Manny Marget, primarily on radio broadcasting in the Red River Valley.


Manny Marget was born in Boston in 1896, and first came to the Red River Valley as a traveling salesman in the 1920s. He worked in broadcasting since the 1930s, primarily as a radio sportscaster, for WDAY in Fargo, N.D., and then with KVOX in Moorhead, M.N. He was the announcer for the Moorhead Spuds from 1932 to 1972.

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Dick Hachenberg, Clyde Beatty, Clyde Pangborn, Helen Morgan, Willie Howard, Eugene Howard, Barney Oldfield, Robert K. Herbst, Jim Adelson, Floyd B. Olson, Dave Hemming, Benny Goodman, William F. Buckley, Jr.


Selling, Hotelkeepers, Archery range, Masters of ceremonies, Singers, Department stores—Employees, Radio announcing, Radio stations—Management, Sportscasters


United States. Navy, Panther Rubber Company, Mexican-American Hat Company, WDAY Radio (Radio station : Fargo, N.D.), KWK Radio (Radio station : St. Louis, Mo.), Herbst Department Store, Chicago sun-times, Moorhead Daily News, North Dakota Hardware, KGFK Radio (Radio station : Moorhead, Minn.), KDAL Radio (Radio station : Duluth, Minn.), Kansas City Blues (baseball team), University of Kansas, KVOX Radio (Radio station : Moorhead, Minn.), Fargo-Moorhead Twins (baseball team), South Dakota, North Dakota State University Bison (football team), Moorhead High School (Moorhead, Minn.), South High School (Fargo, N.D.), North High School (Fargo, N.D.), North Dakota State University, Moorhead State Teachers College. College High School, Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.), St. Ansgar’s Hospital (Moorhead, Minn.), National Nonpartisan League, Farmer-Labor Party (Minn.), Hudson Motor Car Company, United States. Federal Communications Commission, KIDA Radio (Radio station : Moorhead, Minn.), KSJN Radio (Radio station : Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.), KFME (Television station : Fargo, N.D.)


Massachusetts—Boston, Massachusetts—Chelsea, Wyoming—Cheyenne, North Dakota—Fargo, Missouri--Saint Louis, Illinois--East Saint Louis, North Dakota, Minnesota, Minnesota—Moorhead, Wisconsin—Stoughton, Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Illinois—Chicago, Minnesota--Saint Paul Metropolitan Area, Minnesota—Duluth, Wisconsin—Superior, New York (State)--New York, California--San Francisco, California--Los Angeles, Washington (State)—Spokane, Missouri--Kansas City, Comstock Hotel (Moorhead, MN), Gardner Hotel (Fargo, N.D.), Pennsylvania—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh, Moorhead High School (Moorhead, Minn.), Broadway Theater (Fargo, N.D.), Louisiana--Baton Rouge, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, North Dakota--Casselton


Radio broadcasting, The Dick and Manny Show (radio program), Stock Market Crash (1929), Great Depression, Television broadcasting, Television broadcasting of sports, Judaism, Breakfast with the Manny Margets (radio program), FM broadcasting, Public television

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S235 233

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Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce these oral interviews must be obtained in writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead Archives.


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Oral Interview of Manny Marget