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Dayton Won’t Have Radio Show; All Bids Rejected

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ST. PAUL  (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton won’t have a weekly radio show after rejecting all proposals to air the show.

The Democratic governor released the rejected bids Tuesday, showing that WCCO-AM, the flagship carrier for shows by former Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Jesse Ventura, offered Dayton a 7 a.m. Saturday slot instead of 9 a.m. Fridays.

The station also requested that Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission head Ted Mondale co-host with Dayton and wanted all but State Fair shows broadcast from its Minneapolis studio.

Other bids came from AM 950 owner JR Broadcasting, KFAI, the Minnesota News Network and the BringMeTheNews.com website.

BringMeTheNews proposed a live web stream at midday Fridays. Friday-morning slots were offered by KFAI and JR Broadcasting in partnership with Minnesota News Network stations. None have WCCO’s reach.

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