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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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 →
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 →
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 →