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It’s Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, so throughout 2021 we’re looking back through our archives from each month and remembering some of the moments that have helped shaped our state.

 

June cover gallery

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The June 1974 issue looked at the changing roles of women in work and society at large. We like the concept, but we might have a few notes if this one was proposed today.

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For about a decade starting in 1982, the swimsuit-clad June cover models made the “Summer Fun” issue one of our most popular … and prompted plenty of irate mail.

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The feature behind this noir-ish June 2013 cover explored “the families and colorful figures behind the violent world of organized crime in our cities.”  


Stories from the archives: On the Radio

For National DJ Month in June, let’s take a look back at some of the Connecticut radio personalities who kept us entertained, informed or maybe just enraged over the years.

Those Drive Time Morning Men (October 1981) profiles Bob Steele, Brad Davis, Bill Hickok and more of the voices who kept countless late-’70s and early-’80s commuters company in the morning. (For more on Bob Steele, read "WBOB" from March 1978.)

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But soon came the rise of the shock jocks: Radio’s New Bad Boy (August 1986) profiles Sebastian, “the baddest boy of Connecticut radio-dom,” while The I Man Cometh (November 1991) looks at the career of talk radio’s Don Imus, shortly before the regional juggernaut took his controversial act nation wide.

But few Connecticut radio personalities have been so welcome in our homes for so long as the former host of WNPR’s The Faith Middleton Show, profiled on the 25th anniversary of her radio career in Keeping Faith (October 2005).

These and more articles from Connecticut Magazine's history can be found at connecticutmag.com/archives

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