Radio Daze Part Two: Colin McEnroe On WNPR

I was joining Colin, Rand Richards Cooper and Irene Papoulis. I was the intellectual bottom feeder in the group!

This morning was WPLR. This afternoon WNPR. Can two stations be any more different? WNPR, on Asylum Street in Hartford, is the mothership for Connecticut Public Radio home of NPR programming. Colin McEnroe’s show is part of their expanding commitment to local programming.

Here’s how this works. I’d asked Colin if I could be on. He said yes.

The Friday show is called “The Nose” and features guests who talk about the context of current events. I was joining Colin, Rand Richards Cooper and Irene Papoulis. I was the intellectual bottom feeder in the group!

Today on The Nose: Kobe’s ugly outburst, the little boy with pink nail polish and how today’s gadgets are making yesterday’s classics obsolete. Hear Irene Papoulis, Rand Richards Cooper, and special guest, weatherman, Geoff Fox! Call us from 1-2 at 860 275 7266, email or TWEET-TUSS! @wnprcolin.

I found the Kobe incident most interesting because it’s a story of a shouted outburst widely reported without actually quoting what Kobe said. My peripheral point was we diminish the ugliness of certain words by keeping them out of the conversation or hiding them with euphemisms like “the ‘N’ word.”

An hour goes quickly. i’m glad I went.

Additional photography (the better shots) by Chion Wolf playing the part of Bill Curry.

4 thoughts on “Radio Daze Part Two: Colin McEnroe On WNPR”

  1. Well, well, I knew you’d find something. ya can’t keep a good man down. Class act too. we’ll be watching for ya. congrads.

  2. ohhhh! Connecticut radio studios in the 21st century are so sleek & sexy!!! A far cry from the dimly lit, coffee scented, soundproof sponged studios of my era in radio!

  3. Just saw a couple of promos for “Geoff Fox on Fox”! Actually I heard your voice and it struck me that something was different …. and better,,, sounded like the way the world is supposed to be. I’m so looking forward to Monday! (Oh – and good job on the radio today too).

  4. I thought I heard your voice when I turned on NPR during the show.

    See you on Monday 11PM. Thankfully you don’t interfere with Charlie Rose, DVR’ing either of you is a Hobson’s Choice.

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