Dale Connelly

Dale Connelly

Host, The Dale Connelly Show, Radio Heartland
Minnesota Public Radio
dconnelly@mpr.org

Dale Connelly was the mastermind behind Radio Heartland - Minnesota Public Radio's 24/7 Web and HD Radio music service, heard on RadioHeartland.org worldwide and on 91.1 KNOW HD2 in the Twin Cities. He was the host of "The Dale Connelly Show," a weekday morning program which broadcast on Radio Heartland until June of 2010. Connelly was the longtime co-host Minnesota Public Radio's The Morning Show and the creator of its many characters, which were portrayed by the venerable Jim Ed Poole. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Dale decided to concentrate on radio after he realized TV was "a lot of work." He joined Minnesota Public Radio as a journalist in the summer of 1976, but switched to the music department when it occurred to him that the news audience expected to hear stories that were true.

Dale Connelly Feature Archive

Radio Heartland celebrated the 2009 holiday season with the help of some friends. (12/23/2009)
Three members of Works Progress Administration perform on Radio Heartland. (12/19/2009)
Irish singer Katie McMahon on Radio Heartland. (12/10/2009)
Jeff Ray and the Stakes perform on Radio Heartland (11/28/2009)
Cliff Eberhardt performs songs from "500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions" on Radio Heartland. (11/28/2009)
Project Trio performs live in the Radio Heartland studios. (11/11/2009)
Singer-songwriter John Gorka performs on Radio Heartland. (11/04/2009)
Twin Cities music legend Willie Murphy talks about his new album, "A Shot of Love in a Time of Need" (11/04/2009)
The cast from the History Theatre's production of "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" performs on Radio Heartland. (10/23/2009)
Ann Reed performs songs from her new album, "Where The Earth Is Round" (10/23/2009)
Singer songwriter Drew Nelson performs on Radio Heartland (10/16/2009)
The Pines perform in the studio for Radio Heartland. (10/16/2009)
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem perform live in Radio Heartland studio. (10/10/2009)
Canadian blues artist Harry Manx performs live in the Radio Heartland studio. (10/02/2009)
Nashville singer-songwriter Sally Barris performs on Radio Heartland. (09/25/2009)