FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sarah DeFilippis firstname.lastname@example.org
FAITH MIDDLETON FOOD SCHMOOZE® BROADCAST TO END NOVEMBER 21, 2019 ON CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO
Connecticut Public Congratulates Iconic Host Known for Her Love of the “Richness of Life.”
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 21, 2019) – After 39 years of countless interviews, insightful storytelling and most recently, her exploration of the richness of life, Faith Middleton’s beloved Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® show and podcast will end on November 21, 2019 on Connecticut Public Radio.
Fans of the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® can still listen to rebroadcasts of her show on Connecticut Public Radio and on demand at WNPR.org. In addition, Faith’s recipes, tips, food notes, videos and more will remain available on her website and Facebook page.
“For close to four decades, Faith has educated, entertained and interacted with people who have come to love her as a knowledgeable and passionate source for all things food, drink and life. We thank her for her devotion to our audiences, and we wish her success in the future. No doubt, it will be a future filled with joy and great new adventures to come.” said Connecticut Public President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark G. Contreras.
“I’ve adored the privilege of these 39 years at Connecticut Public,” said Middleton, “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 has been described as “an institution” in her broadcast region. She was named “Best Radio Talk Show Host” in the state by Connecticut Magazine for 11 consecutive years. In 2008, Middleton was named as a Hall of Fame recipient by Connecticut Magazine. In 2012, she was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Middleton has twice received the “Pulitzer” of broadcast journalism, The Peabody Award. She also is a recipient of the Ohio State Award.
In May, 2008, Middleton received the Mark Twain Award from the Connecticut Press Association and Humanitarian Award from The Children’s Community Programs of Connecticut. Middleton received the Distinguished Public Service Award of The Connecticut Bar Association.
Fans can send congratulations and well wishes to Faith at foodschmooze.org in the comments section here: www.foodschmooze.org
Connecticut Public is home to Connecticut Public Television (CPTV, Spirit, Create) and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). Together, Connecticut Public serves nearly one million citizens each month through Connecticut Public Radio and Connecticut Public Television, as well as through our many digital and online platforms. Through our mission to inform, educate and inspire the people of Connecticut, we connect people of all ages to high quality journalism, storytelling, education and experiences, and amplify the voices of our diverse communities. Connecticut Public is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with an $20 million annual budget, funded primarily through community support from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors.
Terribly sorry to hear our favorite radio program is coming to an end. What will we and our friends do now? Our dinners featured the question “Did you hear what Faith said this week?” You brought us to Carol Peck’s, introduced us to cava and Cassius cheeses. Thanks to you and your team. You will be missed as is John Dankosky. Hope you will consider finding a new radio/podcast home. We will follow.
Lynne Evans says
Thank you for many years of informative and entertaining programs. I hope you enjoy your retirement, I’ll bet you will be found in your kitchen😀
Kathy Sumpter says
Faith, I will miss your show so much!!! I loved to listen to you while I worked in my studio – I was always starving WAY before dinnertime! ( When my husband and I retired to Charleston, South Carolina in 2013, I continued to listen on my computer… Enjoy retirement or whatever your future holds! If you visit Charleston please let me know! I’d love to take you on a “food tour!” )
Bob and Patricia Flenner says
All parties must end one day…so, so sad that this day has come. For many years, we listened to your daily show and marveled at the stories, the books and the people you introduced us to. And with the FoodSchooze, you introduced us to so many wonderful recipes, cooks and wines. You have made our lives immeasurably richer and we thank you for sharing this adventure with us. Your show always felt like a visit to a friend’s house where we always knew even more friends awaited us. Thank you and good luck and may the fair winds always be blowing at your back. Cheers!
Allen Grimm says
Faith and friends,
It has been my joy to listen to the Food Schmooze for many years. It was the heart of my Saturday radio routine that started with Klick and Klack and ended with PHC now I can’t wait for Thursday afternoons when the podcast becomes available. I will miss new episodes and enjoy the archives. Grace and peace in all you do.
Shocker! So sad! Good luck Faith and Party Pals….
Sonya Hubbard says
I’m excited to see what you do next, Faith, but I will miss your show on WNPR! You’ve given me so many great ideas, so much inspiration, and so much joy. Thank you to you, Chris, Alex, Robyn, and so many guests for the happy hours we’ve spent together.
Kathy Ryzewski says
Thank you, Faith, for your Food Smooze program. I listened to it faithfully and never delete the podcasts. Your enthusiasm about the culinary arts is contagious and encouraged me to a cooking love. Since my retirement, my kitchen is my playground. May your kitchen continue to be your playground and may you enjoy every day. Best wishes and blessings to you and your friends!
Susan Giordano says
Nooooo! I love the Food Schmooze and the whole gang. I used to think it was odd that I have 4 crock pots. Until I heard Chris has more!! Faith – you will be missed. Best of luck in your new chapter.
Toni Giarnese says
Because of you, my travels have been hugely enriched. Your show years ago about Badia Coltibono in Tuscany was only the beginning. And food? Tomato jam…who knew. Personal appearance in the little burg of Winsted, a treat. Every gem you offered so generously over the years, we ate it up and came back for more. Thank you for such nourishing joy! Toni and Jim
Jason Black says
Really sad to read this news. You will be missed very much by listeners from across the state. Here’s hoping retirement brings you all the joy in the world.
And, here’s hoping that CT Public finds someone who can /try/ to fill your shoes!
Faith, I’m so sad for me, but so happy for you. Please do keep us in the loop as to any of your future plans. I had first met you when Lidia came to Gateway (what an amazing evening!) and the bumped into you in Greenport where my book club was enjoying a wonderful get-away. You so graciously came over to our table to chat and it was such a thrill for us! I listen to Food Schmooze while I walk and will so miss the great suggestions and recipes I get from the show.
Be well and happy – and don’t be a stranger to your fans😘
Mohamed liban says
Faith Middleton thank you for all these years we been listening to you, I don’t even know how much I would love to thank you, you’ve been a great aspiration for a lot of folks out there,who loves cooking. I am from Somalia but born and raised in Yemen even though when I was overseas I used to listen to you I thank you so much
Kevin Roberts says
I learned from you and Julia that the important thing is to keep reaching out and always be willing to learn!
I love your show and will miss it- My wife always shook her head and laughed when you guys started “riffing” on the dish and OOhing and AAHing !
Enjoy your vacation and will look forward to your next adventure!y
Your voice welcomed me to Connecticut 25 years ago. Your interviews, your book shows, and of course, your food shows. Each episode had culture, sense of adventure, joie de vivre. And that time you mentioned our Bethel Pizzeria Lauretano on air!
I was sad when you moved to just one a week and now sad to lose that. It’s your time though. Thank you Faith, and bon voyage!
Kathleen Lee says
I’ve listened to your show for as long as I can remember and consider you a part of my life, almost a member of my household! It was a shock when you transitioned from your daily show to once a week, and now, it will be a shock /loss when you transition away from Thursdays/Food Schmooze! It’s just how life goes, and when I think of your perspective on “the richness of life”, it all falls into place. I thank you for your honesty, joyful attitude, and intelligence as demonstrated day after day and week after week for so many years! I wish you the best – hope you have the most fun of your life in your “freedom years”!!! Can’t wait to see what your next project will be!!!
Don Kohn says
Faith, you have become something of an institution, a fount of on-air information and education, but moreover, an inspiration for joy-filled living for your many devoted listeners. You are already missed. Godspeed, and may the road ahead bring you much happiness.
Nancy Rawn says
Faith- you are an important part of my life here in CT. Many years ago you inspired our foreign adoption of our son Jensen Felipe from Bolivia with one of your interviews about adoption. How fitting he will welcome his first child in March. I wish it was a girl so he could name it Faith! Happy retirement or whatever you choose to do. Thanks for making our lives richer!!
Betsy Shea-Taylor says
Faith, you have always been exceptional… generous in sharing your love of life with everyone you meet and your curiosity about what makes everything tick. Happy future, whatever you do. It was my pleasure to be a co-worker when we were each just starting out on our journeys.
Kim Hodges says
Faith, I have only been a listener for the last two years. But I have learned so much from all of you. My family and I are forever grateful. My mashed potatoes have become a legend at holiday time and I’ve make things I never imagined I would.
My you enjoy whatever new adventure that’s on the horizon. Please know if you ever get a hankering to say Foodschmooze again, there’s a host of loyal listeners who will gladly tune in.
Dana muller says
Thank you so much Faith for your way of bringing magic to the household table! You are a gift! Stay safe and healthy during these times!! ❤️Grateful listener