Broadcasting Veteran Diane Smith Let Go by WTIC-AM

The news from WTIC-AM couldn’t be much worse. In what may be only the first lay-off of high-profile talent at WTIC-AM in Hartford, morning co-host Diane Smith will say goodbye to listeners tomorrow morning, New Year’s Eve. And if that news isn’t bad enough, rumors are swirling that afternoon host Colin McEnroe is also being terminated. Clearly these cuts are budget-related as both Smith’s morning show, which she co-hosts with Ray Dunaway, and McEnroe’s are ratings leaders. Smith and McEnroe are not only two of the smartest people on radio anywhere, but two who always do their homework. This is a serious loss for discourse in the state.

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3 Responses

  1. Diane has such a great attitude on air and I’ve always enjoyed listening to her. She’s very talented and her show Positively Connecticut is simply wonderful. I am sorry to see her go but I hope this means we will see more of her in another form, be it TV or another radio program.

    (Do people really listen to Vicevich???? I don’t think I’ve heard anyone more annoying!)

  2. [...] You Weren’t Dreaming… Posted on January 15, 2009 by dubymcd …if you heard Diane Smith on WTIC-AM 1080 this morning. She was filling in for Ray Dunaway, her former co-host, who had the day off. Great to hear her back on there after her unfortunate lay-off. [...]

  3. I miss Diane! She was always professional, prepared, interesting and upbeat. Now I rarely listen to WTIC – Diane was my reason for tuning in every AM. I have all of her books, some of which she signed for me. I wish her the best of luck in whatever she chooses to do next.

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