Longtime Minnesota Public Radio host Gary Eichten will retire in January. Gary Eichten has spent more than 40 years with MPR, serving in a variety of roles including station manager, news director and his current role as host of Midday. “I’ve been tremendously lucky to work with such a top-tier news organization for virtually my entire career,” Eichten said. “The opportunities I’ve had to interview so many state and national newsmakers and to moderate so many candidate debates are the kind of opportunities that every news host dreams about.” One opportunity that Gary probably didn’t dream about was having his own bobblehead doll. The Gary Eichten bobblehead doll was created as a special membership premium to commemorate his 40 plus years . Now, we have a very limited quantity remaining which we would like to offer to his longtime listeners. View all MPR News products.