Former WDIO weather anchor, Ken Chapin dies

Sad news for us here at WDIO, and for any long-time viewers of the station.
Former WDIO weather man Ken Chapin passed away last week.

Like many in broadcasting, Ken began his career in radio, but after earning a degree moved into television doing the weather first at WSAU-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin. But his longest weather career was right here at WDIO.

Ken became involved in a number of local charities, including serving as the longtime local host of the Jerry Lewis labor day telethon. Ken was a true ambassador for others, and for WDIO.

Having lived a full life both on and off camera, Ken Chapin helped pave the way, showing us what it means to really make a contribution to the commmunities we serve.

Legendary WDIO news anchor Dennis Anderson worked with Ken for years. Denny said of Ken, “Ken became deeply connected with the northland audience almost immediately when he moved here. I remember that his personality came right through the tv screen in quite a remarkable way.”

Ken Chapin was 93 years old.