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City Names “Bob Steele Street” After WTIC Legend

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A Bob Steele Street sign was unveiled in a ceremony on the street formerly known as Grove Street in downtown Hartford. Steele was the longtime morning show host on WTIC-AM. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A Bob Steele Street sign was unveiled in a ceremony on the street formerly known as Grove Street in downtown Hartford. Steele was the longtime morning show host on WTIC-AM. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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In an outdoor gathering in Hartford Friday,  a street was re-named in honor of WTIC broadcast legend Bob Steele.

A new street sign was unveiled fpr “Bob Steele Street,”  after a ceremony next to the former home of WTIC’s studios on what was then called Grove Street.

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarro talked about the decision with WTIC’s Ray Dunaway Friday morning, telling listeners, “What a wonderful legacy Mr. Steele left for our city and for our state and our nation with regards to broadcasting.”

Steele was one of the most popular local broadcasters in the country, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame.  His weekday morning show started during World War Two, and ran until the 1990′s.  He continued working part time on AM 1080 until his death in 2002.Bob Steele ST2013-01-04_11-39-26_703

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