CTLatinoNews.com Enters 3rd Year


On July 9, 2012, a small group of journalists and entrepreneurs launched CTLatinoNews.com.  An online English language news site that reported on Latino related issues, it quickly became the go-to source for balanced and quality news stories for Latinos and non-Latinos alike in the state. In the process, it’s won a National McCormick Foundation award and  its reports are routinely picked up by other media – locally and nationally.

New Owners of WDRC Make Immediate Changes

On Monday, Connoisseur Media became the new owners of Connecticut’s oldest radio station WDRC FM, formerly owned by Buckley Broadcasting. The first order of business was the termination of several on-air personalities, the general manager, and the program director. The sale also included Buckley Connecticut stations WMMW AM in Meriden, WWCO AM in Waterbury and WSNG AM in Torrington.

Connoisseur Media CEO Jeff Warshaw confirmed that Mike Stevens, ‘Rockin’ Ron Sedaille, Floyd Wright and Grahame Winters were all let go. Notably still left on the WDRC AM lineup is veteran personality Brad Davis.

Read more about the changes to WDRC courtesy of the Hartford Courant’s MaryEllen Fillo here.


Goodbye to Capitol Press Corps Member


Ed Jacovino has been a fixture at the state capitol for the past four years, covering the legislature and politics for the Journal Inquirer. Ed left recently for a job with United Technologies in Farmington and will be missed around the building. His replacement is Mike Savino who has been with the JI since 2011 and most recently covered courts.


Hartford / New Haven TV Market All Over USA-Belgium Game


While Americans in general have had world cup fever, Connecticut has been one of the largest supporters for the men in red, white & blue by being the second largest metered TV market for the 2014 World Cup in Brasil, trailing only New York.

Yesterday’s match between the United States and Belgium received the highest rating for a World Cup game on ESPN or ESPN2, peaking at 1,500,000 concurrent viewers from 5:45-6pm.


WFSB Reporter Gets Married

The Laurel offers its congratulations to WFSB morning reporter Kate Rayner, who married John Bernard Lear III on June 13. The wedding, held at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, was officiated by J. Paul Vance Jr. Best wishes to you both!

End of an Era


The Danbury News-Times is losing decades of experience today; veteran reporters John Pirro, Eileen Fitzgerald and Bob Miller are all retiring. A loss for Connecticut journalism.


Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

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Host: Dennis House 

The Hartford baseball stadium debate
Guests: Dr. Larry Deutsche, City Council and Ken Krayeske, Attorney

The resurgence of the Hartford Whalers logo
Guest: Peter Good, Designer

Flashback: The Hartford Circus Fire Memorial
Report by Kara Sundlun July 6, 2005


CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am

Host: Tom Dudchik
The Real Story FoxCT Sunday 10 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Sen. Eric Coleman- Rock Cats controversy
Ethan Ruby, President and CEO of Theraplant- How the state is preparing for medical marijuana industry
Bob Hebert, The Stride Program- Re-entry workforce development program for offenders that is having great success


The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Focus on Connecticut News12

Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Guests: Floyd Lapp, Executive Director, South Western Regional Planning Agency

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 pm), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)


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