About Dale Connelly

I am a writer living in New Brighton, Minnesota, part of the metropolitan Twin Cities area.

I spent 34 years at Minnesota Public Radio as a journalist, producer and disc jockey. It was my privilege to spend a quarter century working with Jim Ed Poole (Tom Keith) as co-host of The Morning Show.

Tom Keith retired in 2008 and I’m sad to say he passed away in October of 2011. His many fans still miss him though his work lives on as part of Prairie Home Companion’s colorful history.

Meanwhile, I ventured into online and HD broadcasting with MPR’s Radio Heartland. My MPR job was eliminated in the summer of 2010.

In June of 2011 I joined KFAI Community Radio at 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul, and currently serve as the station’s program director.

Thanks for visiting. I love to hear from former listeners and current readers.   I’m getting old now, so I pay lip service to being open to new ideas and suggestions when in fact I find just about everything new to be somewhat annoying.

But that doesn’t mean you’re wrong.


One comment

  1. I sure do miss my morning ritual of Dale + JimEd + Great music. Rituals that are central in our life are a sort of prayer. I have to content myself with listening to my own “Morning Show” playlist and adding anything to it that I think Dale and Jim Ed would have played. I remember seeing the record library on a tour and the wall of albums that was for the Morning Show. Sure wish that I had a list of everything that was stored there.


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