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Volunteer host 'relinquishes' role at Twin Cities radio station after sexual misconduct allegation

The host's identity hasn't been revealed.

An unidentified volunteer host at KFAI-AM radio in the Twin Cities has resigned following an accusation of sexual misconduct. 

According to a release from the community radio station located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, the station conducted an investigation after a recent allegation of sexual misconduct that was "reported by a community member against a KFAI volunteer host" that allegedly happened off KFAI premises. 

"The accused individual later officially disaffiliated from KFAI and relinquished their volunteer status. The matter was concluded within weeks of being brought to the attention of station leadership," the station's release said. 

"KFAI does not tolerate sexual harassment of any nature, including unwelcomed verbal or physical conduct. KFAI is strongly committed to addressing these types of allegations head on and is actively building upon our station’s policies. We want KFAI to continue to be a safe place for all community members."

No information about the identity of the now-former volunteer host has been released.

The alleged incident comes the same month that Twin Cities radio station 89.3 FM The Current parted ways with host Eric Malmberg, with Minnesota Public Radio President Duchense Drew announcing Sept. 15 that "Our hosts have to be able to attract an audience that wants to listen to them and trusts them and over the last 36 hours those conditions have changed for Malmberg."

The decision to take Malmberg off the air came after Marianne Combs accused the news outlet of attempting to block her story alleging historic inappropriate behavior by a host at The Current, though she never named Malmberg in her Twitter thread. 

The result of the story going unpublished was Combs' resignation, which was followed by Malmberg being let go. 

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