Fridays With Dayton? Gov. Radio Show Up In Air

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s Friday, which for many of the last 12 years has meant an hour of statewide radio hosted by Minnesota’s governor.

New Gov. Mark Dayton hasn’t worked out an arrangement yet to carry on the radio show tradition started by Jesse Ventura in 1999.

Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci says the governor plans to have a show and his staff is looking into the details. The governor’s office would have to put a contract out for bid to allow stations to compete for the rights.

WCCO-AM was the flagship carrier of the shows for Ventura and Tim Pawlenty during their time as governor.

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  • Joe Hanson

    Mumble-mouth doing a talk show – YES!

  • Ben O.

    Much rather hear someone speaking the facts and truth vs a T-Paw 2 Step.
    Might need to listen a wee bit more closely to understand it tho.

    How about Babbling Bachmann doing a comedy hour? Call it something like The Bachmannitis Hour ….. an hour of dumbfounding half facts, partial truths and babbling BS. Thing is no camera so she might decline. Gotta have the mug shots ya know! She’d be great to have on a live TV special with the ggofy Jesse. Maybe he’d just slap the woman and shut her up for good. Then they cart him away to jail. Win Win

  • StraycatStrut

    Maybe Dayton can communicate how he’s going to raise taxes on all the Liberals in Mn and leave the Conseratives alone.

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  • BostonBob

    Hey Straycat … can i send ya a bill direct for the roads, infra-structure costs, parks, water, sewer, services, schools, city services and such, state services and such, Federal unfunded services and such, you kids uses and such, your momma and poppa services and such , ahhh hell dude, the list is to long. Let me just send ya a huge bill for all the goodies you’ve enjoyed for years but were under-funded and be done. Oh wait – you don’t want to pay now? Aaaaah – I get it now.
    Head to Siberia and live the good life cat

  • Lisa

    MUST INCREASE TAX OR THER’RE NO WAY OUT. 1st thing came out of his mouth and…

    who pays for it? EVERYONE!!!

  • David R...

    Why not save the costs of doing the radio show and put it to something more useful…like schools or infrastructure!

  • gtV

    WCCO & CBS better get their act together to keep the Friday with the Governor Hour on 830. If the show doesn’t cost the Gov’s office any money but time on-air then this tradition should air on the Good Neighbor. If it is let out to other stations then real radio circus begins! Don’t mess with a good show with decorum and openness, the proper on-air forum for the Governor is WCCO. It’s the Good Neighbor Midwest Station!

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    – Told single moms that they were on their own if they tried to get help.
    – Told University of Minnesota students to “win if you can, lose if you must, but Always Cheat”.
    – Insulted people who were religious or mentally ill.
    – Killed caged birds at a game farm with Maria Shriver and Charlie Weaver.
    – Endorsed “torture” of people at Highway 55 when 600-law enforcement (the largest police action in Minnesota history) arrested peaceful protesters trying to prevent demolition of homes for a road. Many protesters were handcuffed behind their backs and pepper sprayed in their eyes. (Page 4).
    – Ventura took government money to go to school in Hennepin County and later told students that if they were smart enough to go to college they should be able to figure out how to pay for it.

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