RIP – Arnold Dean passed away yesterday morning

From Fox61 and the Hartford Courant.

Arnold Dean, longtime host of WTIC’s “SportsTalk” radio program and an innovator in the world of the sports talk show, died Saturday morning at his home, a day after he had a pacemaker replaced, his family said. He was 82.

Dean joined WTIC in 1965, and launched “Sports Talk” in 1976.

Dean, who was born Arnold D’Angelo on July 1, 1930, the son of an Italian immigrant, lived in Rocky Hill. He as inducted into the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in May 1997, and was honored as Connecticut’s sportscaster of the year several times.

His wife, Helen, died in 2011.

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  1. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    When just this past Saturday I first heard of the sad passing of this Arnold Dean, I was shocked. Truly he was, is, and will always forever be a LEGENDARY public figure in local CT sports. He was like a fact book about sports. RIP Arnold “The Dean of Sports” Dean.

    One memory I do have of Arnold Dean is being able to listen and watch him “live” at Rentcheler Field at the famous WTIC AM doghouse before the home UConn football team games. Arnold Dean in his presentation was as smooth as the first cup of coffee, never a shouter and very well organized. He will truly be missed.?

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