Beginning May 16, Tom Hansen will be joining the morning show from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, as well as working in KDAL's newsroom.
Kelly, a longtime radio and TV personality in the Twin Ports, has worked at KDAL since January 2013.
"Pat Kelly is a consummate pro and he will be missed. We wish him all the best as he tackles his next adventure," KDAL Brand Manager David Kuharski said in a statement.
The Duluth News-Tribune reports Hansen currently works in university relations at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and plans to teach broadcast journalism at UWS next semester. He said he'll continue his play-by-play broadcasts of local high school and college sports, which he's been doing for the past 27 years.
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Hansen first began working in radio in 1985 in Pine City before moving to the Duluth-Superior market later that year to work as a news reporter at WDSM/KZIO. After working as the news director and sports director there, he worked as the sports director at KBJR-TV from 1991 until 2013.
"Bringing Tom on board is an example of how Midwest Communications is making a big investment into local news. Having a journalist and broadcaster like Tom onboard means that we can super-serve our listeners even more," Kuharski said in a statement.