In October of 2014, WCCO Radio celebrates it’s 90th year on the air. From the old Oak Grove Hotel to the present day studios on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street, WCCO has brought Minnesota and Upper Midwest radio listeners big news stories and major events, laughter and tears, music and sports plus all the information needed to get through their day.
The tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that’s designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are following up on potential new leads in the Jacob Wetterling disappearance. CNN featured the nearly 25-year-old case Sunday on John Walsh’s show “The Hunt.”
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN’s “The Hunt”, new information will be uncovered.
Senator Al Franken is making the rounds at the Minnesota State Fair. On Sunday, he sat down with WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views, and talked about the campaign.
Turner Syndrome is a disorder you’ve likely never heard of. About one in 2,500 girls are born with it, and it prevents their bodies from maturing fully into women.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched Tuesday a public relations campaign to explain why he filed the high-profile defamation suit he won last week. In a wide ranging interview on WCCO Radio, and in an online video on Ora.tv, Ventura repeatedly said the lawsuit was not about the money; it was about clearing his name.
There’s still time to find a job at the Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte says they have a number of options. “Ticket taking, custodial work, sales position, working in food booths,” Schutte said. She said there are some conditions.
If you don’t recognize his name, you most certainly recognize his voice. Generations of Minnesotans have heard John Hines on the air for more than 42 years. He graduated from Minneapolis Roosevelt in 1971 and went to Brown Institute just three days later.
Gov. Mark Dayton spent another day in waterlogged farm fields in southern Minn. getting a firsthand look at flood damage. . The Governor was on WCCO Radio with Esme Murphy Friday afternoon. “Forty percent of the farm land has been destroyed or damaged. Bridges and culverts wiped out. And of course people are dealing with loss of crops, and livestock,” Dayton said. “It’s really awful.”
The Minneapolis toddler who got national attention after falling eleven stories from an apartment building, and surviving, is back home with his family. It was on Mother’s Day, May 11, at the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis when 15-month-old Musa Dayib slipped through a 5.5 inch slit on the family’s balcony.
It was announced earlier this month that St. Thomas football reached an agreement with WCCO Radio to stay on the local station for at least the next three years. WCCO Radio 830 AM has been broadcasting St. Thomas football since 2011.
The search continues for the nearly 300 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram almost a month ago in Nigeria. Dr. Kehinde Odusote said her reaction to the news at first was disbelief. “Nobody expected that wanting to have an education would lead young girls to find themselves in this situation,” Odusote said.
Sid Hartman has graced this humble Earth for 94 years. He has been scribbling for the Star Tribune for 69 of those years and has held court on the airwaves of WCCO Radio for 59. This Sunday, the Minnesota Twins – who’ve been in this state a mere 53 years – will honor those astounding numbers, and the singular character who owns them, with “Sid Hartman Day” at Target Field.
I almost never write thank you letters, especially to people I don’t know. The reason I’m writing this letter is because last week I was pretty upset. I was in a rush to go to work and I was running late. I grabbed a letter I was going to mail and stuffed it in my coat. The letter, already addressed and stamped, had a $55 gift card to Target for a friend in Texas. She had won the gift card through a contest I had put together. I quickly ran to catch my bus. Almost every day I take the #5 Metro Transit bus to work. Once I got to my stop at WCCO Radio, I reached into my pocket and felt nothing, the letter was gone.
WCCO Radio of Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio and WDIO-TV of Duluth are among top winners in the 2013 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Contest. WCCO won for coverage of the legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota, affordable health care and the search for a 2-year-old western Wisconsin boy found dead in a locked trunk. WCCO also was cited for memories of the Metrodome, sports play-by-play, best newscast and website.
Just announced – The Minnesota Twins, in conjunction with WCCO Radio and Star Tribune, will honor Sid Hartman during a special pregame ceremony at Target Field on Sunday, May 18. Learn about special events and ticket packages and celebrate Sid Hartman Day at Target Field!
WCCO Radio announced Thursday it raised more than $250,000 to fight hunger in its one-day “Let’s Kick Hunger” event at the Mall of America. The station raised $250,181 on the day, which brought the five-year total for the fundraising campaign to more than $1 million.
What happened to one police officer transporting criminals in the cold? Click the link to hear!
It’s the end of an era. With its 32-year life coming to an end on Sunday, we took a look back at some of the best memories at the Metrodome. The dome, which opened on April 3, 1982, was home to not only the Minnesota Vikings — who play its final game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday — but the Minnesota Twins, before Target Field’s introduction.
Steve Murphy says he’s looking forward to staying up past 7:30 p.m. As morning anchor and managing editor for WCCO Radio, Murphy’s day begins long before the sun comes up. He arrives to work at 3 a.m., preparing the morning’s news for WCCO Radio listeners.
It’s time to make a counter-argument in opposition of the expansion, or even the very existence of instant replay in the game of baseball. We’ve heard the statement ad-nauseum: “If we can get it right, then we should get it right.”
It’s Week 4 of the high school football season and every game is magnified as we get closer to the end of the regular season. It will also finally start to feel like fall football weather with temperatures in the 60s by the end of the week.
We’re already to week 3 of the High School football season. The temps don’t show it but halfway through September means it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Here’s the rundown for Week 3 on the WCCO Radio Rally!
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