Did a robot take over KTWN?
For the past few days, a Siri-like voice has been reciting pop-culture quotes and movie lines while countdowning to Monday afternoon. That's when a new format is expected to launch.
No word from KTWN management on why the robotic chatter and exactly what kind of music the station will soon start playing. Since 2012, the Pohlad-owned station, which also broadcasts Twins games, has focused on contemporary and classic rock.
It's also unclear who will still be on the KTWN team. Eric Perkins, who co-hosted the morning show, confirmed Friday that he's out, saying it was tough to balance his sports duties at KARE, Ch. 11 with the radio gig. No word yet on whether or not his KARE colleague Rena Sarigianopoulos will still be on 96.3 FM in the AM.