Farewell Mr. Sports, Mr. Action, Mr. Jim Ed Poole

After more than 25 years working together on The Morning Show, Minnesota Public Radio's Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole (nee Tom Keith) will put the early-hours programming to bed on December 11. In May, Keith announced that he would retire from MPR by the end of the year; Connelly plans to continue working with MPR and develop new programming. Their final show will be broadcast live at the Fitzgerald Theater.

"The show has a permanent place in our hearts and spirits, as well as a permanent place in our archive," insists Sarah Lutman, senior vice president of Content and Media at MPR. "We will keep the show’s current archive on our Web site so listeners can continue to enjoy Jim Ed and Dale’s special wit and humor."

In place of The Morning Show, The Current will provide drive-time programming consistent with the format of the rest of the station.

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