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WCCO Radio's Lindsay Guentzel: 'To celebrate turning 33, I quit my job'

Guentzel says she has big plans for what's next.

Lindsay Guentzel's last day at WCCO Radio is Thursday after she announced Tuesday that she's leaving to focus on new career goals. 

Guentzel made the announcement on her birthday: "To celebrate turning 33, I quit my job," she wrote in a tweet

Guentzel, in addition to being on-air talent, produces "The Chad Hartman Show," and she's leaving her job at AM 830 for the second time in a matter of months. 

Back in December she left the station for a short period to volunteer work in St. Thomas as the island nation continued its efforts to recover after being battered by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. 

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"In November, I approached management about taking time off to go to St. Thomas to volunteer with All Hands & Hearts. It wasn’t something they were able to accomodate so after sitting down and figuring out what was most important to me (there were a lot of lists), I put in my two weeks notice," Guentzel wrote in her blog

"The trip was something I needed to do and if that meant returning to Minnesota without a job, I was willing to take that risk." 

Guentzel wound up returning to WCCO in late December for undisclosed reasons. Now she's leaving again, doing so to focus a weekly podcast, in addition to providing cooking demonstrations on local TV stations. 

"I have big plans for what’s next," she said. 

The podcast is a work in progress, Guentzel tells Bring Me The News, but she plans to do a lot of storytelling with great Twin Cities personalities. 

"I love telling stories and there are so many great personalities in the Twin Cities with amazing stories to tell. Plus a podcast opens up a lot of freedom that regular radio doesn't allow and I'm excited to play around with that."

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