This Just In

Brauer is reporting that Tom Misckhe has gotten the 10PM slot at WCCO:

. This is easily the funkiest hire WCCO has made since the late, lamented Phil Hendrie days… In one fell swoop, CBS and station management have grabbed a genuinely beloved local voice who makes truly original radio.

Beloved, we should add, among people who follow media closely (Brauer and, by the way, myself included).  Mischke had a cult following in the Twin Cities, garnered over nearly two decades at KSTP-AM in which he never really got the ratings it took to be a “Success”, but Hubbard Broadcasting (bless their formerly-penurious little hearts) kept him on anyway.

But this is a great break.  Here’s hoping he’ll return to, or maybe exceed, the greatness of his old evening show.

It’s a different voice, sure, but Mischke epitomizes this place just as much as some of those WCCO stalwarts. Kudos to the brass, who badly need to take chances but until now really haven’t done so. I hope they’re rewarded with blandness-loathing listeners who haven’t felt the need to program “830” into their radio’s pre-sets.

Well, congrats to my neighbor TD.  Hope it’s as great as it should be!

9 thoughts on “This Just In

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  2. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph… I haven’t listened to ‘CCO in years!!!

    Looks like I’m going back with a spring in my step next Monday! It’s time for Happy News!

  3. I heard that WCCO also starting a Twins pregame show….even though KSTP has the actual broadcast. Perhaps with 1500 going ESPN, they figure it is time to go heavier with local talent and programming.

  4. Stool, somehow I don’t think Mischke would appreciate knowing that his voice is the last thing some poor slob hears before he gets tased in the neck, or eats a boot….just sayin’.

  5. Oh…this just in: HAPPY NEWS!!

    More than 80 San Francisco police officers have criminal histories or misconduct records that the Police Department withheld and prosecutors did not disclose to defense attorneys in cases in which officers testified, a failure that could put hundreds of felony convictions in jeopardy, The Chronicle has learned.

    80? How many coppers they got out there?

    The potential fallout could be far more severe than that caused by the cocaine-skimming scandal at the San Francisco police drug lab, which prompted prosecutors to dismiss more than 600 narcotics cases, experts say.

    Los Angeles prosecutors were the first in the state, in 2002, to develop a written policy that sets out how prosecutors alert defense attorneys to arrests and convictions involving officers and civilian police experts testifying in criminal cases. They also keep files on certain police disciplinary cases.

    Many other counties have since adopted such policies, but San Francisco has not, preferring to rely on police to volunteer information.


  6. Swiftee, it seems since you shut down your blog, you spend your time going to other blogs and posting non-sequiturs in comment sections that would make great posts in their own right.

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