About The Publisher and Copyright Information

Journalist in radio broadcasting during which in the late 70′s and early 80′s my reporting was cited several times from honorable mention to runner up to winning an award from the Associated Press in 1979.

While my primary duties at WLAD-AM and WDAQ-FM in Danbury, Ct was Sports Director/Producer, I was also fill-in newscaster and each year while at the radio stations was the Democratic HQ’s anchor during election night coverage of local, state and national elections.

During that time I had reports picked up, both written and voiced, by WPOP-AM (then an all news station in Hartford, CT), WCBS-AM (all news station in New York City) ABC Radio Network, ABC Sports Radio Network, Associated Press Wire Service and Associated Press Audio Service.

Some of my audio reports were heard nationwide on a variety of stations carrying ABC Radio News and Sports and the Associated Press Audio Service.

I left broadcasting to pursue other interests (and more money) in 1981.

Almost 20 years after I left I returned to radio, this time working behind the scenes until a nationwide downsizing back in 2006 at CBS Broadcasting where I worked at the Hartford, CT Radio Group of four stations.

That downsizing affected over 100 of us in the CBS Radio Division across the US. While others might, I’ve never held any ill will towards CBS as at least in my case the decision as to who had to be cut was fair. I was the last one in my department so the first to go.

One thing no one can ever take away from me is I got the chance to fulfill a longtime dream and work for CBS Broadcasting.

Not everyone gets to live their dream.

After leaving CBS I thought I’d try my hand at blogging thus publishing blogs of various types starting in 2007.

In 2009 I was asked if I would be interested in doing an LGBT themed “community blog” for Hearst Newspapers here in Connecticut and Focus On The Rainbow (FOTR) was started.

A year after FOTR had been with Hearst I was approached to do it at a new website called OutLoudBlogs which was developed much the same as FireDogLake and featuring self-contained blogs by LGBT writers. Later in the year of 2010 the publisher of OutLoudBlogs, for personal reasons, was going to shut down the website and with that FOTR became a stand alone at WordPress.

In March of 2011 I was involved in a car accident which severely damaged a hip and pelvis, thus two surgeries and months of med leave. Postings on that version came to a standstill for several months and then when I was just getting back into the swing of things a heart attack in August put the kibosh on FOTR again. After all I had gone through in 2011 I lost interest in blogging and did not expect to again gain an interest in writing so I deleted FOTR. The shame of that is what had been saved and moved over from OutLoudBlogs and new postings were in a way a history of what had transpired in the LGBT community for over a year’s time.

In March 2011 I began a version of FOTR at blogspot.com and in April 2012 I started this version of FOTR with longer writings on LGBT topics. As you can see I rarely write anymore however if I find a topic which warrants in my mind a writing or see an excellent piece by another person on WP I will add a posting.

Oh and yes I’m am one of you as I’m an OUT AND PROUD BISEXUAL.

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