WDRT is sad to announce the passing of former WDRT show host and staff technical coordinator, Todd Fisher-Wallin. He was an early member of the station and helped to bring Heavy Metal music to the late night Saturday rotation with ‘Driftless Doom.’ Todd was a strong advocate for Open Source computer applications and helped tremendously in patching together the signal through all sorts of challenging conditions.
Todd was also a huge supporter of community radio and helped to set up the Low Power station with the White Earth Reservation Niijii Radio in Callway, Minnesota. He also co-founded Phantom Machine Works, a small company that helped assist community radio stations with technical operations nationwide.
Todd was a devoted family person and his children were often with their dad in the station, leaving us all sorts of drawings and art work. His wife Heather helped write and report news. Todd’s son Ben did one of the very first Radio Free Space shows at the age of 14.
He will be missed by the many people he touched in the radio world, both at WDRT, and nationwide.
Information on the memorial service and how to show support to his family here.
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