WCCO (AM)

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WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Entercom.wikipedia
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CBS News Radio

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World and national news are supplied by CBS News Radio.
Today, CBS News Radio is best known for its news and public affairs programming distributed to more than 500 affiliates, including flagship station WCBS in New York, and several other all-news and news-talk stations including KYW in Philadelphia, KNX in Los Angeles, KCBS in San Francisco, WBBM in Chicago, WBZ in Boston, WWJ in Detroit, KMOX in St. Louis, KRLD in Dallas and WCCO in Minneapolis.

General Mills

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Washburn Crosby Company, forerunner of General Mills, took over the station and switched the call sign to WCCO for the company's initials.
In 1924, the company acquired a failing Twin Cities radio station, WLAG, renaming it WCCO (from Washburn-Crosby Company).

List of North American broadcast station classes

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WCCO is a Class A clear-channel station.

Midwest Radio and Television

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In 1952, CBS sold majority control of WCCO to the Murphy and McNally families, who formed Midwest Radio and Television as a holding company for WCCO radio and its new co-owned television station, Channel 4 WCCO-TV.
While the radio stations went to a separate owner, WTCN-TV was sold to the owners of WCCO Radio (which CBS held a minority ownership stake in), and became WCCO-TV.

WCCO-TV

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In 1952, CBS sold majority control of WCCO to the Murphy and McNally families, who formed Midwest Radio and Television as a holding company for WCCO radio and its new co-owned television station, Channel 4 WCCO-TV.
Twin Cities Newspapers sold off its broadcast holdings in 1952, with channel 4 going to the Murphy and McNally families, who had recently bought the Twin Cities' dominant radio station, WCCO (830 AM), from CBS.

Middle of the road (music)

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In the 1950s, as network programming was shifting from radio to television, WCCO switched to a full-service middle-of-the-road format, including popular music, news, sports, and talk.
The 50,000-watt AM radio stations WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio; WJR in Detroit, Michigan; WNEW in New York City, New York; WCCO in Minneapolis, Minnesota; KMPC in Los Angeles, California; KIRO and KOMO in Seattle, Washington; WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut; and Canadian stations CFRB in Toronto, Ontario and CKNW in Vancouver, British Columbia, were known as "full-service MOR" stations with scheduled programming other than the MOR music.

General Order 40

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On November 11, 1928, with the implementation of the Federal Radio Commission's General Order 40, WCCO changed its frequency to 810 kHz and was granted clear-channel status.

KMNB

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In 1983, it became WLTE 102.9 Lite-FM, an identity it kept until Christmas 2011, when it switched to a country music format as BUZ'N @ 102.9 with the new call letters KMNB.
It was the FM counterpart of local powerhouse AM 830 WCCO, owned by Midwest Communications.

Robert Ridder

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Robert Ridder became president of WCCO in 1952.
Ridder was the first in his family to buy into television, becoming president of WCCO-TV in 1949, and WCCO Radio in 1952.

KDWB-FM

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Several FM stations, including classic rock 92.5 KQRS-FM and Top 40 101.3 KDWB-FM were able to overtake it.
The station was owned by the People's Broadcasting Company, founded by former WCCO announcer Bill Stewart and his wife Becky Ann.

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

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WCCO started broadcasting University of St. Thomas football beginning in the 2011–2012 season.
WCCO has broadcast radio coverage of Tommies football games since 2011.

KQRS-FM

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Several FM stations, including classic rock 92.5 KQRS-FM and Top 40 101.3 KDWB-FM were able to overtake it.
In 1994, KQRS had the distinction of unseating legendary area broadcaster WCCO (830 AM) as the most-listened-to station in the Minneapolis-St.

NAB Marconi Radio Awards

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On September 15, 2011, WCCO was awarded the NAB Marconi Radio Award for Large Market Station of the Year.

KSTP (AM)

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When broadcaster Steve Cannon "the Iron Ranger" and his cast of characters arrived at WCCO from AM 1500 KSTP in 1971, he was still thought of by many as the "new guy" nearly until his retirement 26 years later.
It programmed a full service MOR radio format, in the shadow of its chief competitor, CBS affiliate 830 WCCO.

Steve Cannon (radio)

Steve Cannon
When broadcaster Steve Cannon "the Iron Ranger" and his cast of characters arrived at WCCO from AM 1500 KSTP in 1971, he was still thought of by many as the "new guy" nearly until his retirement 26 years later.
Steve (Bernard) Cannon (1927–2009) was an American radio personality who spent 1964-1971 broadcasting from KSTP-AM, then a longer stretch hosting a drive time talk show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the "Cannon Mess", on WCCO Radio - 830 AM from 3pm-6pm and 3pm-7pm.

Minnesota Timberwolves

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WCCO became the radio home of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team starting with the 2011–2012 season, acquiring the broadcast rights from rival AM 1130 KFAN.
The flagship station for the Timberwolves Radio Network is 830 WCCO (AM).

Minnesota Twins

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The Minnesota Twins had been heard on WCCO since arriving in the Twin Cities in 1961, but because of a dispute between WCCO parent company CBS and XM Satellite Radio over compensation for its Major League Baseball broadcasts, CBS did not renew many of its MLB contracts.
It replaced WCCO (AM 830), which held broadcast rights for the Twins since the team moved to Minneapolis in 1961.

Commercial broadcasting

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WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Entercom.

AM broadcasting

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WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Entercom.

Radio broadcasting

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WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Entercom.

Minneapolis

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WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Entercom.

Entercom

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WCCO (830 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and owned by Entercom.

Central, Minneapolis

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Its offices and studios are located in the Entercom Building at 625 Second Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis.

Talk radio

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WCCO features talk radio, news, and sports programming, with local hosts heard most hours of the day and evening.