On Oct. 8, Simpson will join CBS Radio's WCCO 830 AM, as part of host Dave Lee’s morning show, Simpson will anchor the news at the top and bottom of the hour from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Simpson, 50, told the Indianapolis Business Journal, he wasn’t sure he wanted to remain in radio after he was terminated by WIBC in mid-June. He had discussions with stations in this market and others, but nothing seemed right, he said. Then WCCO called.
“When a heritage radio station owned by a legendary company calls, you answer the phone,” Simpson told IBJ on Thursday. “If you are a radio person, this is a station you know when you are very young. And Dave Lee is a legendary broadcaster. This is just amazing for me that I have this opportunity.”
Simpson was swept out of WIBC after 22 years as the station moved to a format driven by conservative and opinionated talkers.
The host of WIBC’s morning news show, he was replaced by conservative host Tony Katz.