Best AM Radio Personality - 2012
While Saturday nights may not seem like a prime time slot for AM radio hosts, Esme Murphy has owned the weekend talk show world for years. A Harvard graduate, Murphy made her way to the Twin Cities and WCCO back in the '90s and has called it home ever since. Her warm personality and quick wit have made her one of the area's best interviewers, covering a variety of topics from politics and policy to sports and human interest. In the past few weeks, for example, Esme has discussed the boom in erotic books for women, chatted with Sen. Al Franken, and gave her two cents on spiking Etch-A-Sketch sales thanks to the wacky antics of the Republican Party. Aside from her radio hosting duties, Murphy serves as an anchor for WCCO-TV, where she brings her same insightful reporting style to the small screen. With over 20 years of Twin Cities knowledge under her belt, Murphy has established herself as Twin Cities AM radio's finest.
Esme Murphy as "AM radio's finest"? There's a reason she's on Saturday nights. It's the least listened to radio time slot. There's something really fishy about this pick. City Pages jumped the shark. Why? Who wrote this? Some insider trying to torpedo what's left of City Pages credibility?
You've got to be kidding me. Esme is a royal b*tch. Must be a City Pages pick because of her leftie politics. And she's not supposed to show her politics...she's a "reporter." Whoever wrote this was either drunk or wondering where to cash the check written by Esme.