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Another Good Neighbor departs: Jeff McKinney leaves WCCO-AM

Though the Good Neighbor’s brief news story doesn’t link it to buyouts, longtime WCCO-AM newsman Jeff McKinney is leaving the station. 
McKinney’s departure follows by 10 days the buyout of WCCO morning entertainment editor Tim Russell.

Though the Good Neighbor’s brief news story doesn’t link it to buyouts, longtime WCCO-AM newsman Jeff McKinney is leaving the station. 

McKinney’s departure follows by 10 days the buyout of WCCO morning entertainment editor Tim Russell; late-night host Dark Star left earlier in April. I’m reasonably sure McKinney won’t be the last guy to go as WCCO sheds some of its higher salaries, but I haven’t heard back from management today.

In the meantime, WCCO is advertising for a temporary fill-in story producer/editor who can also “assume a public relations role.” At least they’re transparent about it.