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Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Walter Mondale, dies

September 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who carved out her own reputation as an entertainment reporter, radio show host and gossip magnet, has died at her home in Minnesota. She was 51. Continue Reading

For Twins fans, final year to hear ‘Touch ‘em all!’

May 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Twins radio broadcaster John Gordon, calling Minnesota games since 1997, retiring at end of seasonWhen John Gordon joined Herb Carneal in the Minnesota Twins’ broadcasting booth in 1987, he brought the catchphrase with him. The way the Twins were swinging the bats that season, it caught on. And so did Gordon. Continue Reading

WCCO loses rights to broadcast Minnesota Gopher games to Twin Cities’ KFAN, KSTP radio

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The University of Minnesota is moving its Gopher broadcasts from its half-century home at WCCO-AM radio in Minneapolis to KFAN and KSTP, the Twin Cities’ two all-sports radio stations. Continue Reading

Dayton won’t have radio show; all bids rejected

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s Democratic governor released the rejected bids today, showing that WCCO-AM, the Minneapolis flagship carrier for shows by former Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Jesse Ventura, offered Dayton a 7 a.m. Saturday slot instead of 9 a.m. Fridays. Continue Reading

Minnesota radio legend Charlie Boone signs off today after 52 WCCO years

December 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved and recognizable voices is saying goodbye to radio after more than half a century on the air. Charlie Boone will do his final broadcast today (6-9 a.m.) on WCCO-AM. Joining him will be his former radio partner of 30 years, Roger Erickson. Continue Reading