Posted by: Patrice Fitzgerald | December 31, 2008

Adieu to Colin McEnroe and WTIC AM

I was stunned and saddened yesterday to discover that Hartford’s WTIC AM 1080 has let Colin McEnroe go.  Today is his last show, from 3 to 6 p.m.

I started reading Colin’s funny ramblings when he was doing a humor column in the Courant, after I moved to the Hartford area in 1984.  Between his two separate stints on the radio, his Sunday column, his blog, and several of his books, I have gotten a good taste of Colin’s extraordinarily broad intellect and snarky brand of humor.  A rara avis, a treasure, a true maverick.  A thinking man, and one who expresses himself eloquently.

My hope is that he will move on to a platform where I can hear him better — I tune him in down here in Stratford, but can rarely bring it in clearly — and where he will have complete freedom to expound in his witty way.  A podcast on NPR sounds just right. No more interruptions and tiny sound bites between tedious news reports.  Of course, then he wouldn’t get live-time callers.

In any case, I know he’ll land on his feet, and as long as he lets us know, there will be legions of fans who find and support him again.

Good luck, Colin.  You are one in a million.  There will be a giant void in a lot of folks’ lives tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.




  1. but didn’t they can him before, and bring him back? im not sure he’s really GONE… something tells me that colin, like the phoenix… will rise again :).

  2. I too hope he will come back to us… perhaps in another form! People are talking about NPR for him.

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