Guest column: Rick Kupchella should be Mr. Manuary

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The following is a guest editorial from someone who emailed us, and is apparently very passionate about this Mr. Manuary contest going on at myTalk 107.1.

"Mr. Manuary should be handsome, funny, smart, involved with charities and deeply involved in the Twin Cities."

Does anyone fit that description better than longtime Minnesota media icon Rick Kupchella?

I'm Mick Smupchella, a concerned citizen with no relation to any of the contestants, and I know who deserves to be Mr. Manuary.

Mr. Kupchella was an investigative reporter. He was an anchor. And now, he still informs us with BringMeTheNews, on the website and radio.

But most importantly, he loves freedom and he's a winner. (And very handsome.)

In the Mr. Manuary brackets, he's going up against Gavin Kaysen, a famous, world-renowned chef.

Kaysen is pretty good, a worthy adversary – but he's not Rick Kupchella. Voting in that contest is all day Friday.

If he wins, the charity he chose – the Smile Network – will receive a donation of $1,500.

I did a little reporting myself and asked Mr. Kupchella about how he's feeling.

"I think I have a real chance here," he said. "My parents always said i have a great face for radio."

What a character, right?

You can meet all of the people that will lose to Rick Kupchella here. And actually vote in the contest here.

Thank you for your time.

I'm Mick Smupchella, and I approve this message.

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