Colin McEnroe, host of WTIC's afternoon drive-time radio show, is being canned, according to a story in The Hartford Courant and another in the Journal Inquirer.
One of the two morning hosts on the station, Diane Smith, is also getting the hook, the story says, as station execs try to pare costs.
Since McEnroe once had my Tattoo writers on the show for an hour, his loss stings. I can't imagine how axing him could possibly be in the long-term interest of the station.
What we're seeing is a slow collapse of all the old media rapidly becoming a wholesale slaughter, with newspapers perhaps in the worst shape, but radio and television are not that far behind.
And what will replace it all? Rants on the internet? I shudder at the future unfolding each day, where there's a world of information available in seconds but no way to find out what's happening.
I hope that WTIC will reconsider its plans.
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