Don Bleu

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Don Bleu (real name Rick Kelleher) is an American retired radio personality and former television host.[1] He grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and began his career in 1966, when his friend Shadoe Stevens encouraged him to try radio. He started at KILO in Grand Forks, North Dakota, then moved to KQWB in Fargo, North Dakota. He then moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in 1968 and worked at KDWB for nearly 10 years. His success at KDWB earned him a job at KHJ (AM) in Los Angeles. In 1980, he moved to San Francisco and worked in the adult contemporary radio genre.[2] Most recently, he hosted the Don Bleu Show on KOSF, a music station in San Francisco, California.[3] He was named to the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting's Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2005,[2] and in 2007 he was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.[4][5] Bleu initially worked at KIOI until 2011, when he moved to KOSF.[6][7] He was let go from the latter station and did his last broadcast on June 26, 2015.[8][9]



  • Northern California Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement, Commentary/Analysis (1982)[4]


  1. ^ "THIS GUY'S VOICE REALLY CARRIES, 'TRUE' DON BLEU BACK IN GRAND FORKS". Grand Forks Herald. January 29, 1998. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Don Bleu". 2005. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  3. ^ Bernard P. Wong The Chinese in Silicon Valley 2006 - Page 153 "Don Bleu. used ethnic slurs on the air about Chinese Americans. Lumping together Chinese Americans ... Radio talk-show host Don Bleu spoofed the spy-plane standoff April 6 in what he called a "fry over." (Ginsburg 2000)(» Ginsburg reported ..."
  4. ^ a b "Hall of Fame". Bay Area Radio. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Don Bleu on moving to 103.7". ABC Local. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  6. ^ Fong-Torres, Ben (11 December 2011). "Big changes for Don Bleu, 'Green,' KNEW". SF Gate. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Don Bleu Segues From KIOI To KKSF". Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Bleu not blue as he loses job on 'Big 103.7'". 16 July 2015.
  9. ^ "San Francisco Radio Icon Don Bleu Ending KOSF Career".
  10. ^ Brooks, Tim (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present. Random House Publishing. p. 547. ISBN 978-0345497734.
  11. ^ "HOST OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL PROGRAM GREW UP IN EAST GRAND FORKS". Grand Forks Herald. June 7, 1995. Retrieved 8 April 2013.

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