The news from WTIC-AM couldn’t be much worse. In what may be only the first lay-off of high-profile talent at WTIC-AM in Hartford, morning co-host Diane Smith will say goodbye to listeners tomorrow morning, New Year’s Eve. And if that news isn’t bad enough, rumors are swirling that afternoon host Colin McEnroe is also being terminated. Clearly these cuts are budget-related as both Smith’s morning show, which she co-hosts with Ray Dunaway, and McEnroe’s are ratings leaders. Smith and McEnroe are not only two of the smartest people on radio anywhere, but two who always do their homework. This is a serious loss for discourse in the state.