John Hines

john hines web 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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At What Age Should The TSA Patdowns Start?

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


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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?


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Fan Is Denied $50,000 On Technicality!

Guy makes MIRACLE SHOT, and can’t collect!


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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.


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She knew the dangers, but still went back.


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Online Dating: Does It Work?

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New Zodiac Sign Causes Confusion

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

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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.

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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 […]

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Klobuchar Shines A Light On Medication Shortage

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is putting the spotlight on the growing shortage of medications, especially those used for treating cancer.


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City Of Minneapolis: Parkers Please Comply

Drivers are still flooding impound lots to pick up their cars after Minneapolis and St. Paul both declared snow emergencies this past weekend.




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