Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Jim Vicevich

Kara and I had the great honor of attending the wedding of an old friend, former WFSB business reporter and legendary WTIC AM 1080 radio talk show host Jim Vicevich. “Vice” married his longtime girlfriend, author Jana Kandlova, a Czech refugee who uses the name Jane Benson here in the United States.

The wedding at St. Catherine of Siena n Simsbury was followed by a reception at Rosedale Farms. Safe social distancing was practiced at both places. Among those who came to wish Jim and Jane well were former Hartford Whalers owner Richard Gordon and wife Dee, WTIC morning guy Ray Dunaway and Jim’s former boss Liz Godbout.

As you may know, Jim has battled Lupus for years, but on this day he was energetic and upbeat, and didn’t let this awful disease get him down.

Here’s an interview I did with Jim on his fight with Lupus:

Jane fled communist Czechoslovakia as a teenager. Here’s a link to her book, “Stalked by Socialism”

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27 replies »

  1. I don’t know if this is the right way to respond. But, I absolutely love Jim, would listen to him every day on the way to work and days I didn’t work either. He was wonderful, and still is.

    Wonder all the time how he is doing, best wishes to a great guy and his new bride. Hope the “Sound Off” Lady was there too.

    Fondly, Lois Daly


  2. This made me tear up with happiness…a happy ending/a new beginning. May God bless you for many years to come!


  3. Thank you so much for sharing Dennis. It’s great to hear from you because you are missed beyond measure.
    This made my heart smile! Congratulations to them both!!!


  4. I wish Jim and Jane so much happiness always! I miss Jim on the radio and listen to the podcast when I can. Jim is someone to trust during these hard times. And, Dennis OMG do we miss you! You are so caring and sincere; no one can fill your shoes. Thank you for posting this wonderful news. Good Luck!!


  5. Thank you for the happy news of a special wedding. Dennis, you have no idea how much you are missed. I think you are one very special guy. I love it when you post pics of your precious family.I can just tell you are a very caring guy with a big heart. This is is coming from an 88 year old lady Blessings to you and your family.


  6. Congratulations to the happy couple! Thank you for posting this.
    Dennis, we miss you so much. It isn’t the same without you!


  7. Jim and I were on the Simsbury youth hockey board over 20 years ago. We’re also members of the Hartford gun club years ago. I have listened to Jim for years on the radio and am so happy to hear of his wedding to the lovely Ms Kandlova. Godspeed and happiness to you and your family!!


      • So good to hear from you Kevin.
        Those days on youth hocktwere among my fav. Thanks for reminding me snd it was all about the kids. Loved those days. You all cared so much about the kids who wanted to play.

        Jana and I are doin well and love doing the podcast with her. It’s a call in show so catch us live at 4pm every Wednesday. At live link there. Jana offers a great perspective on socialism creep here. Listen live or download later to listen from your fav app.


  8. I just wanted to thank all of you who commented. My lupus battle pales in comparison to Jana’s battle against communism. She’s actually written a book on this it’s on amazon under author jana kandlova

    Thanks to Dennis for such a wonderful profile.


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