On Sept. 1, 1955, Sid Hartman began doing sports on WCCO Radio. He had been on WLOL reporting on Gopher football and finally got the call from WCCO General Manager Larry Haeg to come over to the Good Neighbor. And for 60 year, almost every single day of the week (to this day), you hear Sid Hartman on WCCO.
Some big games this week! Here’s the Power Poll and Games to Watch from the WCCO Radio Rally!
The interim athletic director for the University of Minnesota spoke with WCCO Radio on Sunday, commenting on her new job, morale at the institution and what the future holds.
Remember the southern Minnesota volunteer firefighter who was suspended for flying a Confederate flag during a parade? Hartland city leaders say the issue remains under investigation, basically because officials have met just one time about it since it happened.
Staff at NewsRadio 830 WCCO are returning home from Washington D.C. with the 2015 Service to America Award. The award was presented Tuesday night by the National Association of Broadcaster’s Education Foundation (NABEF).
There are still a lot of questions surrounding the near drowning of two young children in St. Paul. One of the two boys rescued Monday from an abandoned pool outside an apartment in St Paul is still in critical condition.
A benefit is being held Monday for a Minneapolis cop who’s in the fight of his life. Jesse Garcia is battling Stage 4 cancer that started in his stomach and has spread to his liver and the bones around his chest cavity.
A three-day fundraiser at a Minneapolis restaurant raised a huge chunk of money for people on the other side of the world.
Fifty years ago this Wednesday evening, Dick Chapman and Charlie Boone spent six straight hours taking calls from people and, using a map and a pen, tracked the storm as it tore across the Twin Cities.
Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Twin Cities were ravaged by a series of tornadoes that struck the northwestern metro area. No fewer than six tornadoes touched down as the storm system moved through, some of them on the ground simultaneously.
For the second consecutive year, WCCO radio has won the Edward R. Murrow Award for “Overall Excellence” from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The Minnesota Wild open the playoffs Thursday night in St. Louis, but fans can still watch the game at the Xcel Energy Center, where there will be a free viewing party.
A busy stretch of road in northern Minnesota is back open after an ice heave shut it down Wednesday night. Highway 169 near Garrison is known for many things, including their close proximity to Lake Mille Lacs.
WCCO Radio is being honored with the 2015 Service to Community award from the National Association of Broadcasters — one of the more prestigious in the industry.
The National Transportation Safety Board is out with some new recommendations to help prevent explosive oil train wrecks. They include retrofitting train cars with protective systems better able to withstand fire, and relief valves that can prevent pressure from building inside the tank cars.
The St. Paul Hotel’s six Waterford crystal chandeliers received some spring cleaning Monday. Crews lowered the 115-year-old chandeliers from the lobby ceiling nearly to the floor where three workers used a special cleaner and soft cotton cloths to clean them.
Sid Hartman is turning a spry 95 on Friday, March 13, and WCCO Radio will be celebrating Hartman’s birthday on-air!
Longtime WCCO personality Dick Chapman passed away after an extended illness. After studying journalism at the University of Missouri, the Kansas City native came to WCCO in 1957, first as a news writer for Cedric Adams.
WCCO would like to thank everyone out there for helping make this year’s Let’s Kick Hunger radiothon a big success. More than $235,000 was raised for Second Harvest Heartland, an accomplishment that Minnesotans should feel very proud of.
Tune into special holiday programming on WCCO Radio for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
CBS Radio Minneapolis and Mall of America are inviting shoppers to ‘ride for a cause’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Families are invited to Nickelodeon Universe, located in the center of the mall, to enjoy unlimited rides from 6 p.m. until midnight for a $10 donation.
Former Minnesota-Duluth professor Jim Fetzer says new information about the JFK assassination shows the secret service was involved in the president’s death 51 years ago. Fetzer has become a major conspiracy analyst since the early 1990’s.
The team at WCCO Radio 830 AM had a record day Tuesday, raising money at the Mall of America for the Union Gospel Mission. Last year, must more than $200,000 was raised to help provide meals for struggling families in the Twin Cities.
This Halloween, we investigated the old WCCO Radio building in downtown Minneapolis. Over the years, employees have said they’ve seen ghosts, heard strange, inexplicable voices — and they’ve even felt the presence of a spirit. So we called in the experts from the Twin Cities Paranormal Society and Missy Reno Smith, a well-known psychic medium from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Twenty-five-year-old Chris Rossing was last seen on Aug. 23 in Howard Lake, Minn. Since then, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.