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ESPN Hartford Names Ben Darnell New Program Director

97.9 ESPN in Hartford has found their next program director. The station has hired Ben Darnell to run the radio station, filling the vacancy that was created when Tim Spence moved to Denver in October to program two of iHeartmedia’s spoken word brands, including Denver Sports 760.

Darnell, moves to Hartford after a long stint in Wilmington, North Carolina where he had served as program director and on-air host for ESPN Wilmington 95.9FM and 630AM. The stations are owned and operated by Sunrise Broadcasting.

As part of his new opportunity, Darnell will contribute alongside Rob Dibble on the afternoon show on 97.9 ESPN. He’ll also handle day to day programming matters for News Radio 1410 WPOP, 960 WELI, and ESPN Radio 1300.

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