Dick Bertel, a Connecticut radio veteran who went on to work with Voice of America, Mutual Broadcasting and WTOP in Washington, D.C., died early Monday morning at the age of 92.
Bertel began his radio career in 1948 at WNLK in Norwalk and eventually worked on air at WGCH in Greenwich, WNAB in Bridgeport, and WSTC in Stamford before moving to Hartford where he worked at the station now known as WPOP before joining the staff at WTIC radio and television(now WFSB). At channel 3 he anchored newscasts and hosted public affairs shows. Before leaving Hartford for Washington, he managed WKSS during its easy listening era.
From 1956(when he began work at WTIC) to 1984, Bertel was one of the most recognizable voices in Connecticut broadcasting.
From 1984 to 1993 he was an executive producer for Voice of America.