John Hines

john hines 3 John HinesThe John Hines show is heard weekdays on WCCO Radio, from 9 a.m.-Noon.

One of the best-known personalities in Twin Cities’ broadcasting, John Hines has been a mainstay of Minnesota radio and television for almost 40 years.

The lifelong Twin Cities resident got started in radio in Illinois then moved home to WWTC in 1973, then spent six years with Hubbard Broadcasting on KSTP AM and hosting Twin Cities Today on KSTP TV. He returned to radio in 1981 when Hines and Berglund helped take WLOL FM to the top of the ratings. Then it was on to K102, where he helped earn Station of the Year honors from the Country Music Association. These days, John can be heard regularly on WCCO Radio. The thing he enjoys the most is the interaction with listeners who call in to contribute to the show.

Hines was the first non-journalist embedded with our soldiers in Iraq. He’s been buried alive in a coffin for 48 hours to benefit food shelves and over the years has worked with the M.S. Society of Minnesota, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tee It Up For the Troops, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and many more. John was proud to receive the Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award in recognition of his generous service and dedication to community events and charities.

John spends his spare time on his bicycle (weather permitting) and really values the time he can spend with his large family including his two sons and their families as well as his seven brothers and sisters.

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Help St Michael – Albertville win Hockeyville USA contest

Help a Minnesota hockey association win a big prize!


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A Minnesota made movie needs your help to get to the theaters.


5-7-14 John Hines Links and Likes

Kathy Griffin joined me today before she comes to Mystic Lake next month.


5-6-14 John Hines Links and Likes

A couple of great topics to help your kids and a look at yesterday’s SCOTUS decision helped round out today’s show.


5-5-14 John Hines Links and Likes

Today we looked back on the life of Congressman Jim Oberstar and talked with best-selling author John Sandford


John Hines Links and Likes 4-30-14

Byron Smith’s defense attorney Steve Meshbesher was in-studio to discuss yesterday’s guilty verdict


John Hines Links and Likes 4-29-14

Two guests today that may make you rethink the idea of getting married…


John Hines Links and Likes 3/27/14

A political ad that will make you squeal and reaction to the Governor’s comments on medical marijuana are two of the Links and Likes for 3/27


John Hines Links and Likes 3/26/14

Today’s show included studies of the Hiawatha line and why mean bosses last longer in the workplace


John Hines Links and Likes 3/25/14

Today’s Links and Likes including ways to save on funeral costs and Politico’s story on vouchers going to schools that teach creationism


John Hines Links and Likes 3/24/14

Here’s what we were talking about on Monday’s show!


John Hines Likes and Links Wed 3-19

Here are all the things I talked about on today’s show


Purple Ride Twin Cities

Did you know that more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year? The five-year survival rate is just 6%, and we recently learned that pancreatic cancer is anticipated to move from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. by 2020. That is why I’m asking […]


Search For The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

John Hines and the Heavy Table are looking for your best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe!


WCCO’s John Hines Interviews Titanic Museum Owner

A century ago today, the grandest ship ever built was cruising along without worry on the North Atlantic. The rest, of course, is history.


For Information On The Government’s Video Contest……..

As heard on The Michele Tafoya Show with John Hines on Friday 10-7

830 WCCO–10/07/2011

At What Age Should The TSA Patdowns Start?

John Hines discusses this story at 5:35 pm on WCCO Radio!


Do You Agree With This Iowa Wrestler?

A highly ranked High School Wrestler in Iowa forfeited his match against a female wrestler. Do you agree?


Fan Is Denied $50,000 On Technicality!

Guy makes MIRACLE SHOT, and can’t collect!


Is This Video Game Funny Or Insensitive?

Some folks are very upset with a video game makers use of illegal immigrants in their new game.


Watch Lara Logan Talk About The Dangers Of Egypt.

She knew the dangers, but still went back.


Online Dating: Does It Work?

Websites offering background check services are all over the Internet. We show you how to get the same results on your own without spending any money.


New Zodiac Sign Causes Confusion

What in the heavens is going on with our astrological signs?   Here is the story from CBS News.

830 WCCO–01/14/2011

Gopher Hoops Coach Tubby Smith Previews Purdue

  Gopher basketball coach Tubby Smith talked with John Hines on Thursday morning.  He previewed the upcoming game with Purdue, and talked about Trevor Mbakwe’s situation.

830 WCCO–01/13/2011

Update On Tucson Shooting Includes Media Debate

John Hines got a report from CBS News reporter Stephan Kaufman in Tucson, AZ, on the condition of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and news of the people that stopped the gunman on Saturday.  Hines then talked with media analyst John Rash about the debate swirling around divisive rhetoric in our country.  Some people are saying that […]

830 WCCO–01/10/2011


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