Jay Caldwell is the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The program focuses on interaction with listeners both on air and online about what concerns them in Central Minnesota. Jay and his wife reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. They raised their 2 boys who are now off to college starting their own adventures. Please tune in to the Morning News Watch for the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and so much more.
Gopher Football Adding A Transfer Quarterback
The Gopher football team is adding a transfer quarterback. Max Brosmer has verbally committed to join the Gophers next season for his final year of college eligibility.
Vikings Could Make a Move at Quarterback
The Vikings lost 12-10 Monday night to the Chicago Bears to drop to 6-6 on the season. Josh Dobbs threw 4 interceptions in the loss and talk of replacing him with either Nick Mullens or Jaren Hall has picked up.
Twins Name New TV Play-By-Play Voice
The Twins have replaced Dick Bremer as their TV play-by-play voice with the radio voice for the Twins for the past 12 seasons, Cory Provus. Provus will be replaced on the radio side by Kris Atteberry.
Twins vs Astros Dates and Times For ALDS
The Twins will play the Houston Astros in the best of 5 American Legion Divisional Playoffs starting Saturday.
New Incentive to Give Blood in Minnesota
The American Red Cross is reporting a shortfall of donations this summer. Sue Thesenga is the Regional Communications Manager for the American Red Cross in Minnesota and the Dakotas. She says it isn't unusual to see a decline in blood donations in the summer.
Fishing License Sales In MN Up Slightly in 2023
Minnesota fishing license sales are up 3% compared to last year at this time. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. He indicates in 2022 Minnesota had 762,300 license sales and Minnesota has 783,000 so far in 2023.
Wild, Timberwolves Playoff Schedules
The Timberwolves lost game 1 at Denver Sunday to open their playoff series with the Nuggets. The Wild open their first round series at Dallas tonight at 8:30, pregame on AM 1390/93.9 FM Granite City Sports at 8:15.
Man With Minnesota Connections Trying to Win the Masters
Tom Hoge is a Fargo, North Dakota native but has plenty of connections with the State of Minnesota. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He is covering the Masters this week in Augusta, Georgia.
Crimestoppers: Stolen Vehicles and a Burglary in St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Police Department are reporting a stolen vehicle on the 10 block of 4th Avenue South. The vehicle is a 2020 light gray Kia Telluride with black rims. The license plate is JXR 846.
Twins Acquire Outfielder From Royals
The Twins acquired outfielder Micheal A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league pitchers lefhander Evan Sisk and righthander Steven Cruz. Taylor is 31 years old and has primary played centerfield in his 9-year Major League career...
Defensive Coordinator Options for the Vikings
The Vikings' season ended Sunday with a 31-24 loss at home to the New York Giants in the wildcard round of the playoffs. The Giants moved the ball at will against the Minnesota defense but that isn't unusual because the Vikings have the 31st ranked defense out of 32 teams in the NFL.
Trencher Stolen in Sherburne County, Car Stolen in St. Cloud
The Sherburne County Sheriff's Department is reporting a theft of an 8X8 light trailer and a Ditch Witch brand trencher. This was taken from Clear Lake in December. Alicia Mages from Tri-County Crimestoppers joined me on WJON.
State Portion of US Bank Stadium Could Be Paid Off This Year
U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016 in downtown Minneapolis where the Metrodome once sat. The state's portion of the building was funded in part by e-pull tabs. State Representative Tim O'Driscoll played a role in pushing and successfully passing the state's funding for the building.
Gophers Beat Syracuse to Win Pinstripe Bowl
The Gopher football team defeated Syracuse 28-20 in the Bad Boys Mower Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York Thursday. Tanner Morgan replaced an injured Athan Kaliakmanis to throw for a pair of touchdowns.