personalities you heard on the air came into your home like members of
the family. You
trusted them and believed what they said. Then most moved on to other
careers. Here's what they're doing now. (Profile) is a link to a 1973
Wethersfield Post or
other article about that person. Names that show as links take you to
Ahles, VP News. VP
Public Affairs WFSB-TV3. Now retired in Riverton CT. (Courant
Barbara Allan, Weather. Now retired in Vernon CT.
Ken Allen, Announcer. Then freelance.
Orville Andrews, Ranger Andy on "The Ranger Station". Passed away.
Bob Arel, Announcer, color commentator with George Ehrlich. He went to
WDBO, Orlando FL.(Passed
Atwood, Announcer, Farm Show.
Bob Bacon, pre-TV Staff Announcer who signed-off his music show
with: 'This is Bob
-- bringin' home the -- Bacon'. Passed away May, 2006.
Charles Bagley, Dir Travelers Weather Service. Passed Away
Bate, Staff Announcer for FM, 1964-5, went to
WQXR New York Passed Away
Phil Becker, Announcer/News reader.
Milt Barlow, Weather forecaster. Retired in about 1975 living in
Newington CT. (Passed Away)
Announcer. Retired from Voice of America.
John Birchard, Radio Producer. Now with VOA in News. He can be heard on
Larry Blair, Announcer. Went on to full-time free lancing in NYC.
Blume. Lead an orchestra in the 1930's. Passed Away.
Yolanda Carerra, News.
Outdoors. Public relations. Now full time freelance writer
since 1985. (Passed
Jean Colbert, Director of Women's Activities.
Joseph F. Crowley, News.
Went with CT State Police
as PIO then New Britain General Hospital. Retired in 1995 New Britain
CT. Graduated from
CT Culinary Institute's professional chef program so he now cooks and
Brad Davis, (Profile-1994) (Profile-2002)
Announcer. Now morning man at WDRC Radio
Arnold Dean, (Wethersfield
Post 03/01/1973) (Lifestyles in CT
03-04/2004) (CT Life 12/2006) (Htfd Courant
(CPTV Interview May, 2011) Sports.
Larrye deBear, Asst News Dir., Governor's Office. Now Real
Estate in Old Lyme CT.
Walt Dibble, News Dir. Passed away.
Dow, News. Now retired account
supervisor and freelance writer.
N. Thomas Eaton, VP News. Passed away
George Ehrlich, Sports Dir. Went to WINF Manchester where he did
play-by-play for the
Univ. of Hartford Hawks
basketball team -- all of whom attended his
Announcer. Passed Away
Ralph Eno, News. Now First Selectman in Lyme CT.
John Erikson, Travelers Weather Service Passed Away
William E. Flower, News. Retired CT Dept. of Corrections. Now touring
in a RV.
Ken Garee, Weather forecaster.
Don Gorman, Radio news. Now newspaper publisher. Passed Away
Bill Hanson, Announcer. WKYU public radio.
Bill Haskill, News. Now reporter Torrington Register Citizen.
Announcer. Passed away.
Bill Heard, News. Now in San Pedro CA.
Bill Hennessey, Announcer. Now CT Corp. for Special Revenue.
Bill Henry, Announcer. Now at CT Public Radio.
Phil Henry, News.
Paul Hayes, News.
Shorty Cook Hinderer, Downhomer.
Chuck Hooker, News. Now in Daphne AL.
Dr. George Howe, Weather,
(See also Technical)
Art Johnson, Announcer, host "The Other Side of the Day". Passed
Lani Jurev, Announcer. Passed Away
Kern, Announcer, 6pm TV news
anchor. Passed away December 21, 1977.
Robert Killian, News. Now Judge of Probate, Hartford; Killian
& Donohue LLC,
Jean Tucker Kravsow, News.
Jim Knowles, News. Studied at UConn. Came to WTIC News in 1968 from the
Left to return to England around 1972.
Vanda (Thompson) Komp, Announcer on Mind Your Manners.
Kuntz, News Dir. Passed away.
John LaBella, Announcer.
Lon Landis, Announcer. Now News Director at KCBS-FM.
Laubert, Announcer. Now lives in
John Lenhoff, Announcer. Passed away
Paul Lucas, Chief
Announcer radio. Passed away.
Ludden, came up through the ranks. Passed
Weather. Retired in South Windsor CT.
Robert Maxwell, Harpist with studio orchestra 1939-40, Composed
Broadcaster's Suite. Passed Away
Gerry (Slim Coxx) Miclette, Downhomer.
(Rocky Coxx) Miclette, Jr., Downhomer
Mill, News. Retired to Martha's Vineyard.
Betty Miller, Radio & TV.
Ross Miller, Vice President of Programming. Passed away.
Bernard "Bunny" Mullins, Announcer before becoming management. Passed
MC and played with "Hi Boys and their Radio Rangers". Passed away,
Lou Palmer (Puma), Announcer. Now in West Palm Beach FL.
Peters (Polman), Announcer. Homes
in Newington CT and South Florida Passed Away.
Ray, Announcer/Guy Hedlund Players.
Dale R. Reynolds, News. Now Dir. Advertising, Central Region, Adelphia
Ray Rice, Announcer. Left WTIC in 1967 for WNEW Radio News in New York
City, then to NBC
Network News. Left
New York to live on an Indiana farm in
1976. Came back to the media, at
WISH-TV Indianapolis in 1980 as anchor
and reporter. Since 1989 Ray has done
only feature reporting in a daily
series called "Indiana's Own."
Floyd Richards, (Profile)
Lives in Port St. Lucie FL and plays golf.
(Remembrances) Passed Away
Tony Riggs, Announcer. Now news writer/reader with VOA.
Don Robertson, Announcer. Went to CBS NYC where he retired a few years
ago. Believed to be
Rusty Rogers, Downhomer. Retired To New Harbor ME. Passed Away
Ronald Rolly, TV studio crew, on air with the Ron Rolly Puppets on "Hap
Show". Mow Rolly Michaud Art
Galleries, Boston, New York.
John Russo, Weather forecaster. Now Just Restaurants business
broker in Wethersfield
Alan Sagal, News. Went to AAA.
Sargent, Announcer. Now retired in
Tom Seem, News, CBS News Washington Bureau since 1988.
Stan Simon, News. Went to the Hartford Courant then sailed away on his
boat for early
retirement. He returned to
newspaper work at the New London Day.
Dillon Smith, News 1967-69. Passed Away
E. Smith, FM Music Director, Announcer (Robert E. Smith's
Theater of Melody)
Fran Stern, News. Now Media Consultant
John Stevens (Joe Bourret). Announcer.
Sid Stewart, News. Passed away.
Strongin (Strong), Announcer 1949-51,
1953-55. Now retired in Hagerstown MD.
Announcer. Retired Weatherman.
WGGB-TV40, Springfield MA. Passed Away
Sherm Tarr, News. Now freelance.
Al Terzi, (Profile)
Announcer. Went to Channel 8 for a
while. Now back at Channel 3 as News Anchor.
Jim Thompson, Announcer. Now News Dir. WGCH Radio in Greenwich CT.
Toscano, Announcer. Now freelance writer, narrator and TV producer.
Announcer. On-Air Personality KWXY-FM, Palm Springs, CA.
Bob Tyrol, (Profile) Gen.
Venit, (Profile 1), (Profile 2)
News. Now pres. Kenn Venit & Associates, talent coaching and
focus group research.
Fred Wade, Announcer. Passed away.
Announcer. Now Director of Public Relations, The California Maritme Academy, Vallejo, CA.
Dana Whalen, News. Now News Director, WTIC Radio.
Russ Wheeler (Blood), Announcer. Lives in Orlando FL doing freelance
Jerry Wilson, Weather. Retired and now a full-time sculptor, Wilbraham
Ginny Wiltse, News. Now writer in Cincinnati OH.