The often peripatetic nature of the radio industry, especially for on-air talent, sometimes precludes lengthy stays at any single location.
That's what makes Charlie Boone's 51-year run at WCCO(AM) in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market so notable. Boone's final show is Saturday morning, Dec. 18, starting at 6 a.m.
Boone began working at WCCO in 1959 doing afternoons. Boone eventually hooked up with Roger "Rog" Erickson for a 30+-year run for their morning show. Erickson will be on hand for the final show.
Boone stated in an announcement: "These almost 52 years have been a gift. WCCO is where I met my radio partner Rog Erickson and where I met my life partner, Carol Heen, who is the most important interview of my life … I will always love CCO and I celebrate all of the people I work with."