Faith Middleton Leaves WNPR After 39 Years

Faith Middleton, who hosts Faith Middleton's "Food Schmooze" on WNPR, is leaving the station 39 years over the air.

In a press release, Connecticut Public Radio announced that Thursday's episode was the final of the show.

Faith Middleton is well-known for Food Schmooze and she sat down and talked about interviewing, the time she spent with the Kennedys while she was a child and more.

“I’ve adored the privilege of these 39 years at Connecticut Public,” said Middleton in a media release. “I am so grateful to all those who have generously worked on any of the shows with me, and to the amazing listeners, guests and supporters for joining the party.”

Middleton is veteran broadcaster and a two-time winner of the Peabody Award. She was named “Best Radio Talk Show Host” by Connecticut Magazine for 11 years and is in the magazine’s Hall of Fame. In 2012, she was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

The station did not give a specific reason for Middleton's departure, but wished her well in new adventures.

Connecticut Public Radio will run rebroadcasts of the program and it will be available on demand at WNPR.org. Middleton’s recipes, tips, and videos will remain available on her website and Facebook page.

Fans can send messages to Middleton at foodschmooze.org.

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