Station Broker Jerry Johnson Dies At 72

Johnson led Media Services Group’s operation in its Minneapolis area office since 2007.

Jerry Johnson, a partner at the national media brokerage Media Services Group, has died after a long illness at the age of 72.

Johnson led the firm’s operation in its Minneapolis area office since 2007. Before joining MSG, for 25 years Johnson operated his own brokerage under the name Johnson Communication Properties. He previously spent 14 years at WCCO Minneapolis.   

“Going back to the very early days, Jerry always was a fixture at our gatherings and at state and regional broadcast industry conventions. His contacts were terrific, especially across the Midwest,” said Glenn Serafin, president of the National Association of Media Brokers. “We will miss his knowledge and his pleasant personality.”

His colleagues at Media Services Group include George Reed, a past president of NAMB, and Eddie Esserman, the current vice president of the association. Reed called Johnson “a wealth of knowledge and experience.” Esserman said Johnson was “old school, and I mean that as a high compliment.”

Funeral arrangements were not completed at press time.

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