“Red White & Blue” for “Blue Minnesota!”
Longtime broadcaster and former Congressman JD Hayworth — seemingly banned from the Arizona airwaves, unless he is guest hosting a nationally syndicated show — returns to radio tomorrow, again far from the Grand Canyon State.
On Monday, Oct. 8, Hayworth will host on the legendary WCCO, Minneapolis. He can be heard from 7-10 am, AZ Time. Listen live at wccoradio.radio.com (click the “Listen Live” box in the upper right corner of the web page.)
Minnesota’s reputation in recent years — Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty notwithstanding — has been “Deep Blue.” In fact, Minnesota was the lone state President Reagan failed to carry in his 1984 reelection, as voters in the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes” opted for native son, Walter Mondale…keeping his name afloat in Political Trivia, as the lone Major Party Nominee to carry just one state — the one he called “home.”
Might Hayworth end up calling Minnesota his “Broadcasting Home?” It’s apparently a greater possibility than finding an Arizona station with the guts and good sense to put JD to work.
Blacklisting a Conservative Republican in a supposedly Republican state…of all the things that could be said, we’ll state the obvious: It’s a damn shame.