What can I say that has not already been said about Colin McEnroe? I looked up to him long before I met him, and when I finally did have the honor of being his student, my admiration for his grew incredibly. He is a bright, charming and quick witted man who will constantly wow you with his incredible knowledge. Once you get past his superficial shyness, something I had never expected from him, he is also incredibly warm.
Colin made me a better writer by simply encouraging me to be more curious. In a way I think he makes everyone more curious with his ability to listen and present a cogent counterpoint to any discussion. Anyone who considers him a "liberal wonk" does not truly understand him. He has opinions, strong ones, but he listens to others before talking. He opens his forum to people who disagree with him, something that Rush would never dare. He is a gentleman and a scholar.
WTIC is making the worst mistake they could possibly make. Nobody listens to Colin for the news, which they plan to dump in his place. In fact, many of us groan when the ten minutes news cycle came on. Instead, we all listened to Colin because he is that rare unique artist in the world that we all seek out. I have no reason to turn on my car radio anymore. Colin's syrupy voice will no longer be on it.