John Hines has announced he will step down from his 9am-12pm show on Entercom News/Talk 830 WCCO Minneapolis following the Minnesota State Fair this summer, but remain with the station in a part-time/fill-in role.
Hines has been with WCCO since 2009, where he hosted evenings until 2009 before moving into the late morning slot in 2012. He has worked in the Minneapolis market for 45 years and is best known for his run co-hosting mornings at 99.5 WLOL with Bob Berglund and 17 years in that timeslot at iHeartMedia Country “K102” KEEY. He also spent time at 1280 WWTC, 1500 KSTP, 100.3 KTLK-FM, and KSTP-TV in the market.
In a long blog post making the announcement, WCCO Program Director Lindsey Peterson wrote, “We’ll begin searching for a brand-new show that will run 9:00-Noon on ‘CCO, but today we wanted to say thank you to John. A tremendous talent we were fortunate enough to work with over the last decade. More important than that, John Hines is a tremendous person and a friend, and it’s with gratitude that we send him off into his next chapter. We hope you’ll enjoy the rest of his shows this summer, and make sure to stop by and say thanks to John at this year’s State Fair.”