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KFGO's Wynn going off the air

FARGO — Calling him, "One of the most recognized radio voices in Fargo-Moorhead and the Upper Midwest," KFGO radio announced Monday, July 17, that longtime host Tom Wynn is retiring.

Wynn, 79, will walk away from the microphone at the end of July, according to a post on the radio station's website.

A 60-year veteran of the airwaves, Wynn has been a fixture at KFGO for 37 years.

Wynn currently hosts "Tom Wynn and Friends" from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. with Bonnie Amistadi and Doug Leier.

To longtime listeners of "The Mighty 790," he is remembered as half of the popular "Tom and Larry Show," co-hosted by the late Larry Ristvedt, who retired in 2010. After Ristvedt died in 2013, KFGO Operations Manager Joel Heitkamp said the "Tom and Larry Show" was like "waking up with a friend."

Wynn started at KFGO in late 1979, coming from a station in East Lansing, Mich. He left KFGO in 1989 for a radio job in Faribault, Minn., to be closer to his family but returned less than a year later.

A phone call to KFGO seeking comment from Wynn or Heitkamp was not immediately returned.