WCCO Legend Steve Cannon Dies
April 7, 2009 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of legendary TWIN CITIES radio personality STEVE CANNON, who died after a battle with cancer on MONDAY night at 81 in MINNEAPOLIS.
CANNON was best remembered for his long run in afternoons at WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS, where he appeared from 1971 through his 1997 retirement. He previously handled mornings on crosstown KSTP-A and worked at WLOL-A, WMIN-A, and WMIN-TV/WTCN-TV.
"THE CANNON MESS" featured the cantankerous CANNON and his three character voices, "BACKLASH LARUE," "MA LINGER," and "MORGAN MUNDANE."
An online tribute to CANNON is being assembled at www.radiotapes.com, with more material being added as it comes in. The site has links to audio, video, The PAVEK MUSEUM and the tributes on WCCO's site.