Bollman worked for 55 years in radio, the last 45 in Grand Forks, doing mornings at KNOX-1310 AM. Bollman was also a play-by-play announcer for UND football and basketball games.
Tim Hennessy, who does play-by-play for UND men’s hockey, said he learned the radio business from Bollman. He called Bollman a “strong individual.”
Bollman’s daughter Lana Beaton said he “passed peacefully, surrounded by love” just after 6 p.m. The news of Bollman’s passing Wednesday evening came less than a day after his family announced cancer treatments had stopped and that he had started hospice care.