Former afternoon co-host Joe D’Ambrosio is returning to the daily lineup at Entercom News/Talk 1080 WTIC Hartford CT as part of a shuffle due to the station’s loss of University of Connecticut sports.
D’Ambrosio will join the “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” show as sportscaster. He has been with WTIC since 1991, most recently as afternoon co-host with Andy Gresh until April 2017. As part of the deal, D’Ambrosio will exit his position as play-by-play voice of University of Connecticut men’s basketball and football after 26 years.
He replaces Bob Joyce on the WTIC morning show. Joyce will stay with UConn to continue as play-by-play voice of the women’s basketball and men’s hockey teams.
Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced today that Joe D’Ambrosio will join “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” on 1080 WTIC-AM from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EST, beginning on Thursday, May 31, 2018.
“Joe’s deep connection with and expertise of Connecticut’s sports landscape make him among the most respected voices in the field,” said Phil Zachary, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Hartford. “We are pleased to announce this next phase of our relationship with him. Southern New England has known and respected Joe’s work for nearly three decades, and we are looking forward to his full-time presence in WTIC’s masthead morning program.”
“I’m looking forward to starting the next phase of my career as part of our terrific morning team,” added Joe. “Hartford has been home my entire life and I’m thrilled to be able to continue bringing sports coverage to our listeners.”
Joe is an award-winning sportscaster who has been with WTIC for 27 years. He has been recognized with the Sports Media Association’s “Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year Award” a record nine times and is the recipient of the 2018 “Dean of Sports Award,” which was awarded at the Franciscan Live Center Sports Banquet.