Dave Thompson to host new political show evenings on AM 1130

Dave Thompson to host new political show evenings on AM 1130
Dave Thompson

As a regular Friday guest on the AM 1130 morning show co-hosted by Jack Tomczak and Benjamin Kruse (listen to today's hour here), yours truly got a little scoop about a new show that will be debuting on KTLK next week.

State Sen. Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville) will be hosting a new evening political talk show on the right-leaning station beginning Monday. The show will be on the air from 5-7 p.m. every Monday-Friday evening through the election.

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Andrew Lee, executive producer for AM 1130, tells us Thompson's show is "going to be heavily focused on Minnesota news and politics with the main focus being on the election."

The plan is for Thompson's show to be temporary, though it may run a bit past November's election.

"We are thrilled to have Dave join our team," Lee adds. "Our listeners have asked for more local programming, and I can't think of a better known, better informed personality to give it to them."

Before he got into politics, Thompson hosted a radio show on KSTP for more than seven years. He was in the mix as a Republican gubernatorial candidate earlier this year, but withdrew from the race after losing the party's endorsement to Jeff Johnson.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.

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