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Friday, April 04, 2014

Rowland Signs Off at WTIC-AM, Citing ‘Personal Issues’

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who was named Monday as a conspirator in a criminal case involving a friend’s 2012 congressional campaign, today abruptly announced his resignation as a WTIC-AM radio host as his drive-time talk show was ending at 6 p.m.

“Alright, tomorrow the Red Sox will be on at this hour, and you’ll be enjoying them,” Rowland said, his voice composed. “But I also want to say that today will be my last show as I leave the station to take care of some personal issues.”

Rowland, 56, once again the target of federal prosecutors nearly a decade after a previous scandal chased him from office, never identified the personal issues, but documents made public Monday indicate he is likely to soon face a federal conspiracy charge.

“We accept Mr. Rowland’s decision to step down at this time,” Jenneen Lee, the station’s program director, said in a statement posted on the station’s website soon after Rowland went off the air.

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