Pawlenty’s radio show to go dark

Gov. Pawlenty announced today that his last weekly radio show will on on November 12th. Pawlenty, who is not running for a third term as governor, has been doing the show since 2003 (with a break during the 2006 race). Pawlenty is ramping up a possible bid for the White House in 2012.

Here’s the full release from the governor’s office:

Governor Pawlenty announced today that his last Good Morning, Minnesota broadcast will be November 12, 2010. The Governor has notified WCCO-AM management of his decision.

The Governor first broadcast his weekly radio show on WCCO-AM in February 2003. He voluntarily ended the broadcast in June 2006 prior to filing for re-election. He resumed the show in January 2007 as he began his second term as Governor.

Good Morning, Minnesota airs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each Friday. WCCO-AM was selected after an RFP process solicited bids from radio broadcasters interested in airing the Governor’s radio show.

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