Operations manager out after just 8 months at WCCO NewsRadio 830

Andy Bloom was hired in April to run "The Good Neighbor."
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Just eight months after arriving back in the Twin Cities to serve as operations manager of WCCO NewsRadio 830, Andy Bloom is no longer with the historic Minnesota station. 

Bloom confirmed in a text message to the Pioneer Press that he's out. 

Why Bloom has left after such a short time is unclear, but his departure comes amid WCCO's search to find a replacement for John Hines, the long time host who announced his semi-retirement earlier this year. 

With Hines now only available to fill-in as needed, "The Good Neighbor" has used guest hosts to fill airwaves from 9 a.m.-to-noon Monday-Friday

City Pages recently accused Bloom and WCCO of handing those auditions to "toxic characters," noting in August that hosting opportunities were given to hard-right news voices, Bob Davis and Rob Carson. 

After purchasing WCCO and its sister stations in the Twin Cities in 2017, Entercom brought Bloom, a Minnesota native, back to the Twin Cities in April to serve as operations manager for WCCO, “Buz`N" 102.9 KMNB and 104.1 "Jack FM" KZJK. 

Bloom was an Entercom employee in Philadelphia prior to coming back to Minnesota.

Bring Me The News has reached out to WCCO for specifics about Bloom's departure, in addition to requesting information about a timetable for a permanent host being hired to replace Hines.  

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