A familiar voice is returning to WCCO-AM.
The Pioneer Press reports the station is bringing back former overnight host Al Malmberg starting Dec. 16.
Malmberg will be on the air weeknights from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., WCCO-AM says.
Station director Bob Shomper says WCCO is "thrilled" to have Malmberg return, calling him "one of our most popular hosts with a huge and loyal following."
“I am so glad to be back on WCCO. I've really missed talking to all of my friends across the upper Midwest on the big '50,000-watt blowtorch,'" Malmberg said.
During his previous tenure at WCCO from 1996 to 2008, Malmberg hosted a show from 1-5 a.m., although for a time he hosted the afternoon drive shift.
WCCO has had a void to fill in the late night since the sudden departure of host Tommy Mischke in August.