Former CT governor John Rowland


Ex. Gov. John Rowland (R) of Connecticut has seen some highs – including three terms at his state’s chief executive – and some lows, such as the chunk of 2006 spent in jail on a corruption conviction. Now he’s moving onto CBS Radio’s WTIC-AM Hartford for afternoons.

According to the Hartford Courant, Rowland will hold down the 3PM-6PM shift alongside Will Marotti of the New Life Church. The duo are calling their program “Church and State,” and according to the Courant, the program will focus on matters of both faith and politics.

They will be replacing news programming that had filled the time slot on the station directly following its airing of Rush Limbaugh’s daily program.

RBR-TVBR observation: So how does one get a radio air gig? Some get a communications degree and work at the college radio station. Others go into politics, spend some time in jail, and then head to radio. Hey, whatever works, but we have to say, despite the fact that the college route has fewer and more subdued ups and downs, it also avoids a great deal of legal expense and personal strife.