Gary Eichten, host of Minnesota Public Radio's Midday program, is congratulated by Minnesota Public Radio's managing director of regional news Chris Worthington, left, and editor Bill Wareham after Eichten announced his retirement in St. Paul, Minn. Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Eichten will continue to host Midday through January, 2012. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)
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Q&A: Gary Eichten
August 22, 2011
St. Paul, Minn. —
Nobody can stay on the radio forever. Not even Gary Eichten.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Gary Eichten wrapped up his Midday program Monday by announcing his retirement in January of next year. Following that, Eichten was met in the newsroom by a standing ovation from his colleagues from all over American Public Media.