A face and voice that has long been a staple in the Northland signed off for the last time as Dennis Anderson delivered his final broadcast.
WDIO news anchor Dennis Anderson wanted Wednesday to be a normal day.
In reality, it was anything but.
On the last day of his 50-year broadcast journalism career, he went to a regularly scheduled Kiwanis meeting only to find everyone wearing a mustache in a nod to his trademark. Then the group roasted both Anderson and his replacement, Darren Danielson.
“I needed that,” Anderson said.
At the station, the atmosphere was charged with people who wanted to make sure everything went well for Anderson’s final broadcasts, said Jon Ellis, assistant news director.