Shelby's Last Day On WCCO-A/Minneapolis Is Friday
December 7, 2009 at 6:38 AM (PT)
FRIDAY (12/11) is the final day for DON SHELBY in the 1-3p slot at CBS RADIO Talk WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS, as the longtime local TV news anchor and radio host retires after nine years at the radio station. SHELBY will continue on sister CBS O&O WCCO-TV until his planned DECEMBER 2010 retirement.
SHELBY told the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS that "The public likes me better on radio. After nine years of listening, they can tell what you're made of. They hear you choke up on a sad story that somebody's telling you. They hear your gentleness with young people who have been through terrible things in their lives. ... People have told me, 'I never watched you on television — didn't like you at all, but I listen to your radio show, and now I'm watching because I now know what kind of person you are.'"