Weekend America shutting down January 31st

Slightly less than two years after shaking up the format and attempting to move the show from Los Angeles to St. Paul, followed by months and months of floundering around trying to decide on a hosting team that worked, and then finally giving the job to John Moe last August, but making him move to Minnesota to take it…now Minnesota Public Radio is canceling Weekend America, blaming a bad economy. Moe’s been doing a great job, but the revolving door of hosts and locations couldn’t have done the show any favors. It was fresh and friendly and fun and interesting, and a great way to spend a couple hours on the weekend. I’m going to miss it a lot more than Day to Day.