BRISTOL - The Bristol Beat, Bristolâ€™s Rock Mix, signed off the air permanently Tuesday.
In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, The Bristol Beat, an online podcast and radio station, made the announcement that it â€świll sign off the air permanentlyâ€ť after the Curtis in the Morning show Tuesday morning.
â€śIt has been our pleasure to have served our community and wished that we would have been a more permanent fixture in Bristol. Iâ€™d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to download our app and listen to The Beat and the programming that we offered,â€ť the Facebook post read. â€śIâ€™m very proud of every jock that I have trained and the shows that I was able to produce.â€ť
The post then thanked all of those who have worked on The Beat since it opened in July of 2016.
â€śEveryone else who has worked on The Beat, it has been a pleasure to have worked with all of you and given you a place to be creative and hone your skills. The purpose of The Beat has always been to be a community radio station for Bristol.
â€śIt was created to get people involved in communicating with each other and provide a place for anyone who wanted to be heard. You donâ€™t get rich in radio and that wasnâ€™t its purpose. There are things that I couldâ€™ve done differently, but you canâ€™t change what has already been done. Itâ€™s been a fun ride,â€ť the post reads. â€śThank you Bristol!â€ť
The station signing off the air comes roughly a month after former Republican councilwoman and attorney Jodi Zils Gagne, the wife of Steve Gagne, owner of The Beat, was named in a lawsuit that alleges she mishandled a former clientâ€™s funds when she was conservator.
The lawsuit, which was filed by the new conservator of 91-year-old Emil Jabsâ€™ estate, Stephen Mangan, contends that Zils Gagne, provided her husband $110,000 that belong to the estate of Jabs, her former client, for The Beat.
The former councilwoman is to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Dec. 1, to determine whether or not to freeze her assets, however, The Beat plans to â€śsell everything,â€ť according to a comment by The Beat on the same Facebook post.
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