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Gov. Ventura Plans Return to Radio

February 4, 1999

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Gov. Jesse Ventura had to give up his job as a radio talk show host to run for governor. Now he’s planning a return to the airwaves.

Ventura plans to resurrect his radio call-in show as a way of both connecting with the public and stumping for his proposals.

``It will be more than a tool during the legislative session,″ Ventura said Wednesday. ``It will be my way of getting out the truth.″

Ventura spokesman John Wodele said arrangements are being worked out with radio stations and no decisions have been made about which stations might carry it or when the program might air.

Ventura, meantime, is starting his term as one of the Minnesota’s most popular governors ever. He got a 72 percent approval rating in the Star Tribune/KMSP-TV Minnesota Poll.

That is the highest ever measured by the poll, which dates to 1947, during a governor’s first few months of office, and equals the highest rating ever measured by the poll, matched only by C. Elmer Anderson in 1954 and Rudy Perpich in 1984.

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