WCCO's Don Shelby retires from his radio show

He'll still be in the 10 p.m. TV anchor chair next to Amelia Santaniello until December 2010, but Don Shelby signed off from the radio side of his WCCO gig today.

Shelby, who is 62, joined WCCO TV in 1978, and he's anchored the station's 10 p.m. news broadcast since 1985. Along the way he's earned a slew of awards, and he'll reportedly haul down a $1 million salary this year. He joined WCCO-AM 830 eight years ago, holding the mic solo from 1-3 p.m. Lately he's teamed up with former ESPN personality Michele Tafoya from 3-6 p.m. There's more about him here.

"On television, you look at Lou Dobbs or Glenn Beck, or you listen to Rush Limbaugh, their whole job is to keep the pot stirred," he told the Pioneer Press the other day. "I like when you turn the heat off and say, 'Let's taste this and see if it needs a little of that or it needs a little of this.' Because at some point, you have to stop stirring the pot and you've got to serve it. I like to finish the meal."

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