Town Square Television and NDC4 Cable Commission congratulate Joe Conlon on 25 years of employment


Joe Conlon, Engineering Manager, CSTE, has been actively engaged as a volunteer, public access producer, board member, and eventual employee at TST and NDC4, since he was a student at South St. Paul High School, starting around 1988.  Joe joined the nonprofit Board of Directors in 1990 and served on the board about six years before being hired as a staff member in December 1997.  In his current role Joe manages the audio/visual engineering needs of our facility, production truck, and four city council chambers, helps to oversee public access services, and spearheads many productions of multi-camera live events with our state-of-the-art production truck.

In the past couple of years Joe’s essential contributions included leading the upgrade of our four city council chambers, studio, edit suites, master control and cable channels to High Definition.  He worked tirelessly through the pandemic to assist our cities, schools, churches, nonprofits, members and producers through several rounds of evolving technology, providing virtual and hybrid solutions that kept our community engaged and informed while safe at home.  Joe has also been a leader in our Twin Cities metro wide network of local community media stations who generously share resources and programming with each other.  Joe’s passion for the mission of local community media has remained strong over 34 years of service and is still obvious in his work every day.

Joe Conlon, TST Engineering Manager, in the current Inver Grove Heights, MN, location.


Joe Conlon, South St. Paul High School student, operates the switcher in the original public access studio of “NDCTV” (later renamed Town Square Television) inside Two Rivers High School, Mendota Heights, MN, circa 1988-92.