Skip to main content
Publish date:

WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

WCCO-AM Radio's program director is no longer with the Twin Cities station. 

An email to 830-WCCO Radio staff on Thursday from Shannon Knoepke, the senior vice president and Twin Cities market manager for the station's owner Entercom, said, "John Hanson is no longer with the company, effective today. ... More to come as we move forward and work to fill this position."

Hanson joined WCCO Radio in 2018, according to the company's website. Prior to that, he worked as a co-host on KSTP-TV's "Twin Cities Live" from 2008-2012.

He began working for Entercom in 2013 when he was hired to program sports radio stations in Kansas City.

There are no details on why he's leaving WCCO Radio.

It comes at a time of change for the station, with longtime morning host Dave Lee recently announcing he'll be retiring, with the radio station currently working to fill his position.

Last week, the station was in the spotlight after retiring Minneapolis police union president Bob Kroll did an interview with the radio station, with some members of the Twin Cities media critical of what they considered "soft ball" questions for the controversial union chief.

The latest forecast from Sven Sundgaard

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.

unsplash football helmet ground

Judge upholds star QBs suspension for state championship game

Sam Backer, of Chatfield Senior High, won't be allowed to play in Friday's title game.

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

Related

Roshini

Roshini Rajkumar announces she is leaving WCCO Radio

The longtime TV and radio reporter/host is focusing on her business.

dave lee wcco radio

Dave Lee to retire from WCCO Radio after 32 years

The longtime morning show host got emotional as he announced his upcoming retirement.

dave lee wcco radio

It's Dave Lee's final week as morning show host at WCCO Radio

Lee is being celebrated all week as he wraps up a three-decade career at 'CCO.

dave lee wcco radio

Here's how Dave Lee ended his historic career at WCCO Radio

Lee's 32-year career at "The Good Neighbor" ended Friday, April 30.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

Sloane Martin

Sloane Martin leaving WCCO Radio for bigger role with Big Ten Network

Martin has been a staple at WCCO Radio since Election Day 2016.

Cory Hepola leaving KARE 11 to become WCCO radio host

He's filling the void left by John Hines' retirement.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green taking time off to focus on leukemia recovery

"I will be back soon but self-care has to be my priority now," she tweeted.