NDAPSSA Hall of Fame > Jim Adelson
  • Jim Adelson
    Fargo sportscaster

    Inducted to the Hall of Fame: May 19, 1990

    Born: April 12, 1925 in Waukegan, Illinois.
    Died: September 30, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, age 91.
    High School: Graduated from Waukegan High School.
    College: Graduated from University of Illinois.

    Adelson started his broadcasting career in North Dakota as the radio play-by-play announcer of a minor-league baseball team in Minot before joining KXJB-TV in Fargo and was at the station for more than 25 years. Adelson was the first journalist in North Dakota to air live televised sports broadcasts. He had a weekly call-in sports talk show. An avid golfer, Adelson was a three-time North Dakota state seniors champion. He organized the first KX Amateur golf tournament in 1964 and televised a weekly hole-in-one show. Adelson is a member of the North Dakota Golf Association Hall of Fame. Adelson wrote a book, "Two Rolls. . . . No Coffee.'' Adelson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

  • Jim Adelson