Cory Hepola

Host, “It’s Cory Hepola,”

WCCO Radio




Cory Hepola departed a weekend anchor role at KARE-11 TV and landed a reasonably prominent shift on the Good Neighbor early this year. His brand of high-energy, sports-passionate, self-improvement-driven talk is a breath of fresh air on the metro’s most tradition-bound station. What is clear is he’s livened up mid-morning radio for the better. What’s unclear is whether Hepola’s tweak of the ’CCO model is sufficiently dynamic to create a template for the station’s next era or even help stem its long, gradual slide in audience share over recent decades.