5:15 p.m. UPDATE: Mega changes at radio station WICC. Legendary News Director Tim Quinn, a fixture at the station for more than 30 years, has been let go in dramatic cutbacks that also sees the layoff of OIB friends David Smith and afternoon drive host Brian Smith.
Jim Buchanan, who had hosted Talk Of The Town from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will take over Brian Smith’s afternoon slot.
WICC Progran Director Curt Hansen confirmed the changes with OIB around 5 p.m. Friday. “We’re all in the middle of a worldwide economic slump,” he said.
So here’s the quick lineup change: newsmen Tim Quinn and Paul Pacelli are out. Mike Bellamy is now the morning news guy working with Tony Reno who has potent morning ratings.
Comedian Dennis Miller’s syndicated radio show will fill the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. slot; syndicated consumer affairs host Clark Howard takes over the 1 to 4 p.m. spot followed by Buchanan.
Sorry to see everyone go, but in particular friends Quinn and David Smith. I’ll have more for Saturday.
If you’re one of thousands of city homeowners pulling out razor blades regarding your tax assessment you have until March 22, the appeal filing deadline, to persuade the Bridgeport Board of Assessment to shave the number.
On top of everything else going on financially, judging by the emails I’m getting, I cannot imagine you like your assessment. It’s a real pain in the ass to learn your assessment skyrockets while housing prices plummet. The timing sucks. Hopefully, that will rectify itself in a couple of years.
Meanwhile you’re wondering if your house is worth more than your mortgage while paying the highest property taxes in the state on top of an income tax, sales tax, car tax and all the other taxes in Connecticut.
Oh, yeah, I know that’s the price you pay for living in the wealthiest state in the country. Gee, how did it get that way? Can’t wait to hear Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dan Malloy, Jimmy Amann and Susan Bysiewicz yap the solutions.
If I do not receive a tax refund this year I promise not to punch my accountant in the nose. Did you hear about the Bridgeport woman that was pinched for allegedly attacking her tax preparer. She apparently freaked when she learned that her refund wasn’t juiced enough. Irony is she lost it at the Liberty Tax Service. Wonder if she’ll lose her liberty over it.
Warning to OIB accountants (paging Yahooy and Bob Walsh). Hire bodyguards.