Monday, December 8, 2014

MY BACK PAGES: WCCO-FM October 1973


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:
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