Senate GOP launches radio show

Republicans in Minnesota Senate are getting their own weekly radio show.

The GOP caucus announced today that Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, will host the program Inside the Senate. It will air Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on KOWZ-AM in Owatonna.

“I look forward to this opportunity to communicate with the public through a weekly radio program, Parry said in a news release. “With massive budget and jobs deficits, it’s more important now than ever that we create a constructive dialogue with people as we seek the best solutions to move Minnesota forward. Inside the Senate gives people with busy lives and busy schedules a consistent, focused update on the news of the Legislature.”

The inaugural show tomorrow will include Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, and Assistant Majority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, as guests.

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering proposals from a handful of stations that want to host his weekly radio show. No contract has been announced. Dayton plans to carry on a radio-show tradition started by Gov. Jesse Ventura and continued by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

  • Matt

    The DFL caucus had better get going and start their radio program!

  • http://www.minnesotacentral.blogspot.com Minnesota Central

    Just curious but does Mike Parry have any financial interest in KWOZ ?

    Are any other stations going to pick this up … for example, Tim Penny has a program on KWOZ that is co-broadcasted elsewhere … possibly Little Falls. Doesn’t Rod Gramms have some radio outlets ?

    I find it interesting that the press release says

    “This program is produced and authorized by the Senate Republican Majority Caucus. It is offered as a free public news service and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s campaign committee. Copies of the program are available upon request.”

    So, are there any campaign finance questions ? Is KWOZ making an in-kind contribution by providing free radio time … will they offer free time to the IP, Green and DFL Parties ?