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Best AM Radio Personality Minneapolis 2009 - Al Malmberg

Al Malmberg

Al Malmberg

625 2nd Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55402


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Readers' Choice: Joe Soucheray
It's been a pathetic year for Twin Cities AM radio. There were firings and layoffs at most of the major outlets in the AM landscape, but perhaps none was as sad as WCCO cutting Al Malmberg, an overnight institution for more than a decade. Malmberg's velvety voice and eagerness to connect to his faithful listeners made his fans especially devoted. An odd combination of listeners, including sleep-deprived parents of newborns, forlorn teenagers, and third-shift workers, all took comfort in Malmberg's nighttime antics and chitchat, which got them through the dark early-morning hours or gently guided them to the land of nod. Malberg's firing was made worse by WCCO's choice to not even allow him a farewell broadcast. Adding insult to injury is the show filling Malberg's slot: the generic, syndicated Overnight America with host Jon Grayson, a St. Louis-based anti-Malberg. So, we award Malberg the title of Best AM Radio Host with a heavy heart.
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wish al was on air agian. kstp 1500 am let him go. best voice on talk radio.

Michael Beck
Michael Beck

Why such a "heavy heart"??? Al Malmberg is still on the air in the Twin Cities, on KSTP AM - 1500, at an even better time. He comes on at 8p now.