Steve Cannon (radio)
Steve (Bernard) Cannon (1927–2009) was an American radio personality who spent the bulk of his career hosting a drive time talk show in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 3pm-6pm and 3pm-7pm. He hosted the "Cannon Mess" on WCCO Radio - 830 AM from "the basement studio."
Cannon had a regular cast of voiced characters known as his "Lil Cannons" that included Ma Linger, Backlash Larue and Morgan Mundane, through which he provided comedic relief as well as commentary on the topics of the day.
Cannon often went against what he called "the crack management staff at CCO". He spent 26 years on the radio at WCCO, before he retired in 1997. He was made a member of the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2002. Previous to WCCO, Cannon had been heard in Minneapolis-St. Paul on KSTP-AM and WLOL, and in San Francisco on KGO.
Steve Cannon died, aged 81, on April 6, 2009, from cancer.
- Aircheck recordings of Steve Cannon at radiotapes.com
- Steve Cannon's profile at the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting's Hall of Fame
- Photo Gallery of Steve Cannon from CBS Minnesota "The Cannon Mess"
- Cannon as "Wrangler Steve" on WMIN-TV 11, 1954 at mnkidvid.com
- Cannon profile at mnkidvid.com
- Cannon as "Wrangler Steve" on WMIN-TV 11 at mnkidvid.com
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