Friday, August 2, 2013

Twin Cities Radio: WCCO’s Tommy Mischke Bids Farewell

Tommy Mischke
Tommy Mischke surprised his listeners Thursday with news that he was leaving The Night Show at WCCO 830 AM in Minneapolis

Mischke is a 22-year radio pro who says he has “chosen to leave” the 10p to midnight Night Show At C-C-O.

The Minnesota writer and musician was formerly employed at City Pages, a Twin Cities alternative news, arts and entertainment publication. For 17 years he hosted The Mischke Broadcast on am1500 KSTP, until it was cancelled in December 2008. His show featured quirky regular callers, stream of consciousness humor, and experts on any topic he found interesting.

Since 1998, Mischke has been the winner of the "Best AM Radio Personality" award given by the local weekly alternative newspaper City Pages nine times.

Mischke hosted a daily webcast entitled In the Stream for City Pages from March 2009 until February 2010. He was most recently the host of The Nite Show weekdays from 10 PM to Midnight on WCCO Radio. His final show on WCCO was August 1, 2013.

In 1986-1987, Mischke was known as "The Phantom Caller" on Don Vogel's show, where he would randomly call in (without identifying himself) with tightly-written, sixty-second comedic bits. He so amused the radio personality that he was invited to become Don's sidekick on his show, Afternoon Saloon, on KSTP in 1992, during Vogel's second stint in the Twin Cities. After the stint as a sidekick, Mischke was given his own program on am1500 in January 1994.

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