First Mauer, now Rosen. Minnesota loses another legend
Mark Rosen, the dean of TV broadcasting in the Twin Cities, is retiring after 50 years, WCCO has announced. That’s 50 years with one employer.
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Scenes from the patriarchal playbook
A dustup from Republican operatives on Twitter yesterday was a perfect example of the ingrained cultural patriarchy. Three media outlets were allowed to interview Sen. Al Franken yesterday in separate interviews and all three reporters were women. Read more →
Dish Network has dropped WCCO and all CBS stations from its broadcast lineup in a dispute over the amount of money the satellite TV service pays to CBS. Read more →
WCCO’s Roger Erickson dead at 89
Generations are growing up now, having no idea of the glue that people like Erickson and his long-time radio partner Charlie Boone, provided to make a community a community. But generations of people, also declining in number, did. At one point, half of all radios in Minnesota were tuned to WCCO. Read more →
Ray Christensen dead at 92
He was the voice of the Gophers for generations. Read more →
In the changing media landscape, there aren’t many people who can survive in radio and TV for 34 years; it just doesn’t work that way anymore.
That’s why the announcement from WCCO reporter/anchor Mike Binkley today is worth noting. He’s done. Read more →