Dan Lovallo started his radio career in his senior year in high school, when he broadcast the 1972 Torrington High Thanksgiving Day football game between his alma mater and Watertown. After attending the University of Connecticut, Lovallo returned to his home town of Torrington, broadcasting news and sports for WSNG. His talk show, “Sound Off,” proved to be a popular sounding board for listeners.In 1981, Lovallo began his writing career, serving as sports editor of the Winsted Citizen. In 1983, Lovallo pursued his dream of broadcasting professional baseball, leaving the region to broadcast the games of the Kinston, NC Blue Jays and Richmond, VA Braves. In 1993, Lovallo returned to his hometown, where he started broadcasting a very popular, no-holes barred conservative talk show, “Talk of the County.” During this period Buckley Broadcasting purchased the station and made it part of a four station AM network, including flagship station WDRC in Hartford. Lovallo became the news and sports director for the network, joining the legendary Brad Davis morning radio broadcast. He also served as a fill-in for Davis. Along the way, Lovallo returned to play-by-play sports, broadcasting with pro baseball’s New Britain Rock Cats, pro basketball’s New England Blizzard and Connecticut Pride, and University of Hartford men’s college basketball.
Conservative talk continued to tug at Lovallo’s heartstrings and in March of 2006, he landed his own afternoon talk show on Buckley’s Talk of Connecticut network. Billing himself as “Connecticut radio’s true conservative voice,” Lovallo advocated for the everyday person, pursuing lower taxes and less government involvement in all aspects of our lives, while poking satirical barbs at politicians with self inflated egos.
In February 2012, opting to replace local programming with syndicated programming, Buckley Broadcasting parted ways with Lovallo, leading to a major uproar among “Dan Fans.”