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Broadcasts from the openers of Minnesota Twins Baseball at the Metrodome (1982) and Target Field (2010)
WCCO-AM (830) - Steve Cannon (Cannon Mess) live from the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome
before the first Twins game including an interview with Muriel Humphrey Brown. This is followed by the Twins Pre-Game show and start of the game with Herb Carneal and Frank Quilici - April 6, 1982 - 7 MN [Note: Audio quality is a bit rough]
KTCR-FM (97.1) - Before "The Cities 97" (KTCZ-FM), this frequency programmed country music for many years as KTCR-FM.
KTCR-FM aircheck from April 1, 1979 with Jim du Bois - 19 MB (provided by the family of Raymond and Muriel Harrington)
Includes Mutual network newscast and local newscast plus commercials for Southview Chevrolet, Plywood Minnesota, Anderson Dodge, Orrin Thompson Homes, Avis and Elk River Ford.
KTCR-FM sign on and sign off from Dec. 30, 1979 - 1 MB each (provided by the family of Raymond and Muriel Harrington)
WCCO-AM (830) - More than six hours of coverage the day after the deadly and devastating Twin Cities tornadoes that aired on
May 7, 1965 including Roger Erickson (helicopter reports), Chuck Lilligren, Maynard Speece, Howard Viken, Bob DeHaven, Jerry Brennan, Joyce Lamont, Dick Chapman, Dick Enroth, Jergan Nash, Bob West, Randy Merriman. MP3 ile sizes range from 7 to 18 MB. (provided by Bill Lund, Digital on Location, Woodbury, MN)
6:30-7:00 am: Includes commercials for Geigy Atrazine Seeds, Pall Mall Cigarettes, Standard Oil Dealers, Peterson Mercury, Northwestern National
Bank, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Dexol Bleach, Camel Cigarettes.
7:00-7:45 am: Includes CBS News Roundup with Neil Strawser and commercials for Northwest Orient Airlines, Milk Foundation, Old Gold Cigarettes,
Twin Cities Area Rambler Dealers, Standard Oil, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Kent Cigarettes, Apache Office Park, Ozark Airlines, First National Bank of Minneapolis.
7:45-8:15 am: Includes First Bank Notes and commercials for Peters Hot Dogs, Pennzoil Motor Oil, Federated Insurance, Bill Boyer Ford,
8:15-9:20 am:Includes commercials for Crystal Sugar, Beep Drink from Cloverleaf, Cloverleaf Milk, Twin City Federal, Schweigert, Shell Heating
Oil, Upper Midwest Council for Better Vision, Old Gold Cigarettes, Pronto Golf Brand Lawn Seeds, Standard Oil Dealers.
11:45 am-12:20 pm:Includes commercials for Eggsquist Pastries, Coke, Old Dutch Potato Chips, Underwood Chicken Spread, Dekalb, Nash
Instant Coffee, Smith-Douglass Fertilizer, Dow Chemical Company, Travelers Insurance.
WCCO-AM (830) - Charlie Boone and Roger Erickson interview Jimmy Hoffa on Dec. 4, 1972. Hoffa was an American labor union leader who served as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union from 1958 until 1971. He vanished in late July 1975. Also included in the interview is Hennepin Country District Court Judge, Neil Riley. 23 MB
WCCO-AM (830) - First breaking news announcements on the death of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer
and actor, Prince on April 21, 2016 - including coverage with Steve Simpson, Adam Carter, Lindsay Guentzel (at Paisley Park), Mike "Moose" Miller, J. D. Steele ... plus CBS Radio newscasts and bulletins. - #1 22MB - #2 18 MB
It is with sadness that we report that WCCO Radio broadcast legend, Charlie Boone, passed away on Nov. 22, 2015. We will be posting more on Charlie Boone to this website during the next few days. The following recordings aired on WCCO-AM (830).
Charlie Boone & Roger Erickson - Ma Perkins skit - Charlie and Rog crack up in this aircheck - 6 MB (provided by Todd Kosovich)
Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Victory Paradeincluding Charlie Boone and Roger Erickson broadcasting live from the WCCO Radio van at the front of the parade, Howard Viken, Ruth Koscielak, Herb Carneal, John Gordon, John Rooney, Harmon Killebrew, Bruce Hagevik, Eric Eskola, Jan Jirak, Dean Spratt, John Lundell and others. #1#2#3#4 (mp3 files range from 26 to 29 MB)
Boone & Erickson - The Iron Ranger skit (The Iron Ranger was a parody on Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich) - 3 MB (provided by Mark Durenberger)
KNOW-FM (91.1) Morning Edition with Cathy Wurtzer tribute to Charlie Boone including interviews with Larry Haeg Jr. (former WCCO Assistant Program Director) and Steve Murphy (former WCCO news reporter) - 7 MB
File sizes listed next to the airchecks are approximate and have been rounded.
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