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Walt Dibble of WTIC

        The Hartford Courant reported today that Walt Dibble, a long-time
radio news broadcaster in Connecticut and a staff member at WTIC, died
yesterday at 65. He had been out of work for about eight weeks due to
illness, the nature of which was not listed. He was news director of WDRC
AM & FM in Hartford in the early and mid- 1970s, perhaps beginning there in
the 1960s. In 1977, he left to become news director of WTIC, a position he
held for about 15 years. In the past few years, his title at WTIC had been
managing editor. Earlier, he worked for WICC in Bridgeport and WAVZ in New
Haven. His awards included the 1995 Abrams Award by The Associated Press as
the best radio reporter in Connecticut. He also had received national
awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and an Ohio
State award.
        He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and three sons, including Rob
Dibble, a former relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who recently joined
Fox television as a baseball analyst.
        Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

        Walt was a great professional and a good person.