Jay Caldwell is the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The program focuses on interaction with listeners both on air and online about what concerns them in Central Minnesota. Jay and his wife reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. They raised their 2 boys who are now off to college starting their own adventures. Please tune in to the Morning News Watch for the latest news, sports, weather, entertainment and so much more.
From Small Town MN to National TV; Clay Matvick
ESPN's Clay Matvick is a native Central Minnesotan. He is our next featured person on WJON's My Life Series. Matvick grew up in southern Morrison County near a small town called Ramey.
What to Know About the Pheasant Hunting Opener in MN
The Minnesota pheasant hunting opener is Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and runs through January 1st. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. In August the DNR released their roadside pheasant count and Schmitt says there were some major increases in certain parts of the state.
What a Viking Loss Sunday Against the Bears Could Lead to
The Vikings are 1-4 and will play at the 1-4 Chicago Bears Sunday at noon. Hear the game on WJON. The Vikings will play without top receiver Justin Jefferson due to a hamstring injury that will keep him out a minimum of 4 games.
MN Duck Opener Went Well But Participation Is Down
The duck hunting opening weekend was last weekend and even though the DNR doesn't have any numbers to report Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News indicates those who did hunt had success but participation overall remains down. Schmitt says due to the drought birds and hunters moved from small bodies of water, like ponds, to larger bodies of water.
Why Cousins to the NY Jets Rumor Continues to Swirl
The Vikings are off to an 0-3 start and the New York Jets are playing with a backup quarterback after Aaron Rodgers suffered a season ending injury. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON.
Drought Likely to Affect Waterfowl Hunting in Minnesota
The early goose and teal seasons are set to begin September 2nd in Minnesota. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. He explains the lack of rain in most parts of Central Minnesota will affect hunters and where birds will choose to locate. Schmitt...
What To Know About Early Goose and Dove Hunting in MN
The morning dove and early goose hunting seasons are just around the corner in Minnesota. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON. He has some suggestions on how to have a successful season starting with asking for permission when hunting on land.
New Incentive to Give Blood in Minnesota
The American Red Cross is reporting a shortfall of donations this summer. Sue Thesenga is the Regional Communications Manager for the American Red Cross in Minnesota and the Dakotas. She says it isn't unusual to see a decline in blood donations in the summer.
2023 Could Be the Last With the Vikings For Cousins
Kirk Cousins agreed to a 2-year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 and signed a 1-year contract ahead of the 2023 season, which is a fully guaranteed $35 Million deal. Cousins turns 35 on August 19 and is in a "prove it" contract.
Minnesota Native Makes His Mark Serving the U.S. Navy
Many Minnesotans are serving the United State military overseas and that includes a Waconia, Minnesota native.