Thursday, August 27, 2009

way to go colin!

the only time i used to change my car dial radio from 90.5 (our hartford local npr station) to another station was on the way home from work each weekday. i'd turn it to am wtic (whatever their numbers were). why? colin's program was on. he had an afternoon show. a witty break in a day of drudgery. wtic started firing people a while ago. as it turns out they fired almost everyone who had a brain, including colin. i knew colin and npr were a perfect fit and i knew in my mind from day one, this WOULD happen.

so congratulations colin and you KNOW i'll be listening next week (at work, at my desk as long as i'm NOT in a meeting)

Radio Host Colin McEnroe Gets WNPR Show
The Hartford Courant
Eight months after having his popular radio talk show canned by WTIC-AM on New Year's Eve, radio host and newspaper columnist Colin McEnroe returns to local airwaves next week, this time on public radio.

"The Colin McEnroe Show" begins Monday on WNPR, the arm of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc. with several points on the radio across the state, including 90.5 FM in Hartford.

His daily one-hour show at 1 p.m., originating at the WNPR studios in Hartford, replaces the nationally syndicated "Here and Now."

McEnroe's first guest Monday will be New York Times editorial page columnist Gail Collins, who began her career at the Hartford Advocate.

McEnroe, 54, said in an interview that his new hour will have the flavor of his old show on the commercial airwaves, and distinguish itself from other Connecticut-based WNPR weekday shows such as "Where We Live" and "The Faith Middleton Show" by keeping things light and starting with a monologue each day.

Most shows will be rooted in state issues, he said, though he'll be free to bring in ideas and authors from elsewhere, as well as take calls...........

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olin McEnroe (PATRICK RAYCRAFT, HARTFORD COURANT / September 24, 2008)

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