WCCO says goodbye to Gophers sports

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 10, 2011 - 12:09 PM

The final pieces of the old WCCO sports empire crumbled when university football, basketball and hockey teams said goodbye to their longtime radio home.

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imakemflyMar. 9, 11 9:38 AM

I am going to miss WCCO because once you get out of the metro area, KFAN and AM1500 are worthless. I can't pick them up 40 miles south in Faribault.

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LMHANSONMar. 9, 11 9:41 AM

WCCO radio has been going down hill for years now, this shouldn't come as a surprise. The only thing that is good about WCCO radio is their excellent signal/coverage in outstate.

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amazingmanMar. 9, 11 9:42 AM

WCCO is celebrating through their tears. The U is a proven loser, and the worst is yet to come. But, judging by the talk I heard yesterday on the Good Neighbor, well, let's just say embarrassing is too soft a word.

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YeffMar. 9, 11 9:42 AM

Oh, Well. here on the East Side of the TC we now will be unable to listen to these events in the evening. KSTP's signal is very poor (as we found out with baseball) and now we lose the Golden Gophers. To me and most of us on the eastern side of the metro, the inability to listen to the broadcasts (especially KSTP) is a total embarrasment. Thanks, Gophers.

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peanutmanMar. 9, 11 9:44 AM

High time. 'CCO' has been a dinosaur for some time now. The 'old timer', 'remember when' listeners who thought Cedric Adams was next to God are dying off. Time to move on guys.

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lowerhayMar. 9, 11 9:44 AM

This just SICKENS me!! Such a shame that 'CCO is losing its clout as the "Good Neighbor".....

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ourbuddy2Mar. 9, 11 9:45 AM

Just great, KFAN and KSTP are so weak, if you live 45 miles out, forget it.Thanks a lot Gophers.

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orchard1049Mar. 9, 11 9:47 AM

Sad to see another 'CCO staple leaving their station. After losing the Twins, a lot of their on-air talent and news people in 2010, and now the Gophers, I'm not seeing many reasons to tune in to 8-3-0.

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b127oaktreeMar. 9, 11 9:47 AM

Perhaps it would be best if they change the call letters. It's like calling Macy's Daytons.

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weas8448Mar. 9, 11 9:48 AM

ESPN 1500. Now I won't get the Gopher basketball games. YAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unreal.

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