In fall 1973 I started working on-air at WCCO-FM in Minneapolis. The station was located on the top floor of the Pick Nicollet Hotel. There was an amazing open deck that overlooked the city skyline.
My friends and I called the deck “the weather room” because we liked to spend our idle time out there admiring the sky. I worked the 8pm to 1am shift. WCCO-FM played what was known as Eclectic Oriented Rock (“EOR”) – artists like Joni Mitchell, the Crusaders and John Haitt.
One of my duties was to read the Midnight newscast. Here is how it sounded: