Longtime Twin Cities radio man Al Malmberg has been let go by WCCO Radio, according to the Star Tribune.
Malmberg, the host of the weeknight 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. talk show, has spent the better part of 17 years as a voice on a station that he often referred to as a "50,000-watt blowtorch."
His first stint with "The Good Neighbor" lasted 12 years, from 1996-2008 before he was let go. WCCO Radio brought him back in December 2013, at which point then-station director Bob Shomper called him "one of our most popular hosts with a huge and loyal following."
His shows, including the most recent from Feb. 11, can still be listened to as a podcast on WCCO Radio's website.
WCCO Radio declined to comment and forwarded BMTN's request for comment to the station's parent company, Entercom Communications.
It's unclear what the station will do to replace Malmberg's show.