Sauer, Mel


Melvin Leroy "Mel" Sauer, son of Fred Sauer & Mary Engelman, was born 11 July 1939 in Bayard, Nebraska. He attended the School for the Visually Impaired in Nebraska City from 1947-1956. He then attended the Bayard High School where he graduated with the class of 1958.

He began his radio career in 1960 at KIMB in Kimball, Nebraska. He worked at KOLT in Scottsbluff from 1961-1985; spent time at KOBH in Hot Springs, S. D.; KCSR in Chadron; KOAQ in Scottsbluff; and from 1989-2006 at KPNY in Scottsbluff. Sports and weather were his areas of expertise. As he was blind, he was one of the first to receive a Braille teletype printer that was used in electronic media. He received many awards in recognition of his contribution to the broadcasting community. He was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasting Assocation's Hall of Fame in 1995.

Mel Sauer died 18 January 2007 at his home in Gering, Nebraska.

His Volga German ancestors came from the colony of Norka.


- Melvin Leroy "Mel" Sauer (FindAGrave)

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Mel Sauer at KOLT Radio in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Source: FindAGrave