For more than sixty years, Bob Steele was the radio voice of Southern New England, entertaining listeners of WTIC AM with his wit, humor, and an inimitable style that kept listeners faithfully tuning in to his morning show. Capturing the nation’s highest market share, the National Radio Hall of Fame inductee maintained an unparalleled popularity through the latter half of the twentieth century.
In this evening talk, Paul Hensler, author of the first-ever biography of Steele, will present a review of Steele’s journey from his humble Midwestern roots to the pinnacle of radio fame.
A selection of photos and papers from the WTIC archives held at the CHS will be on display for the evening.
$10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (860) 236-5621 x238.
Questions? Call (860) 236-5621 x289, or email Natalie_Belanger@chs.org.
About the Speaker
Paul Hensler earned his Master’s Degree in History from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society, and contributes to various publications and symposiums related to baseball history and culture. His book, Bob Steele on the Radio: The Life of Connecticut’s Beloved Broadcaster, was published by McFarland in 2019.
Image: CHS 1990.51.1517