Station boss Eric Fahnoe wrote via text that he had no comment on Lovallo’s departure.
Lovallo however, said he was notified Monday that he was being let go as part of a budgetary move.
“The station has decided to go in a different direction and I understand that,” said Lovallo who joined the station in 1996 as news and sports director. Lovallo went on to land his own afternoon talk show as part of WDRC’s Talk of Connecticut in 2006, billing himself as “Connecticut radio’s true conservative voice.
“I’m going to miss the show, the calls and the listeners but I understand the station management’s discretion to change programming,” he said. “So now I am a free agent.”
References to his show has been removed from the talkofconnecticut.com website.CBS syndicated show with Rita Cosby is being broadcast right now (Monday afternoon) in Lovallo’s usual time slot.
Fahnoe has not announced what will permanently replace Lovallo’s show.
Last evening, by the way, this was posted on the Talk of Connecticut Facebook page.
“Due to budgetary constraints the Dan Lovallo show is no longer on the air on The TALK of Connecticut. We wish Dan nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”