(Jamestown, ND) -- A legend in the Jamestown and North Dakota broadcasting community has passed away.

The North Dakota Broadcasters Association confirms to WDAY Radio that KSJB on-air personality Ole Olson (Norman Kidd) had a heart attack while driving which took his life.

Olson's career spanned over 50 years behind the microphone serving the Jamestown and surrounding communities. He was honored with the NDBA Pioneer Award in 2008 and was a recipient of the Merit Award from the ND High School Activities Association.

Olson had officially retired from full-time radio September 28th, 2012, but worked their part-time until his passing Monday.

He's most noted for covering the blizzard of 1966, and also helping deliver two babies while behind the microphone.

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