Union Street Players is grieved to learn of the death of former local broadcaster, Dean Johnson. In his tenure as Pella News Director for KNIA/KRLS Radio, Johnson proved to be a huge supporter of local arts and USP. Johnson actively sought to promote USP through his noon "Let's Talk Pella" radio show. Dean was also a regular audience member.
Johnson was killed when he lost control of his car on Highway 61 near Red Wing, Minnesota. He had recently left his position at KNIA/KRLS to return to Wisconsin and be closer to family.
USP extends our sincere condolences to Dean's family and to his friends and co-workers at KNIA/KRLS.