Malmberg’s first day will be December 16.
The 62-year-old Malmberg, a Richfield, Minn. native, previously worked at WCCO in various roles from 1996 to 2008, and is best-known for his overnight show, which he hosted for over ten years. In 2008, Al was voted “Best AM Radio Personality” by City Pages readers. He was let go five years ago in a spate of cost-cutting measures by the CBS-owned station
“We are thrilled for Al’s return to late nights on WCCO. He is one of our most popular hosts with a huge and loyal following,” said WCCO program director Bob Shomper.
“I am so glad to be back on WCCO,” said Malmberg. “I’ve really missed talking to all of my friends across the upper Midwest on the big “50,000-watt blowtorch.”
Malmberg's father, Larry, play the accordion as a live in-studio musician for WCCO Radio and later WCCO-TV
WCCO has had a void to fill in the late night since the sudden departure of host Tommy Mischke in August.