Erika on GMA

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WTNH is an ABC affiliate and one of its meteorologists is getting called up to the majors for a few days; Erika Martin will do the weather on “Good Morning America” this weekend.

A New Gig for Calhoun

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Watch out Scot Haney, it looks like coaching basketball isn’t Jim Calhoun’s only talent.

Calhoun co-hosted WFSB’s “Better Connecticut” today. Some of our favorite moments included when the Hall of Famer donned an apron and whipped up some ceviche, then had some beauty creme applied by a stylist who was also on the show.

On a more serious note, Calhoun discussed a new documentary about his life called Born to Lead.  The clip that aired showed how the former Huskies’ Head Coach  faced a life altering moment at the age 15 when his father died and he stepped into a leadership role as a young boy.

Already Missing Emma

Emma Asante
We love Emma Asante, the Director of Community Projects for WVIT, NBC CT. Sadly, she’s leaving the state but she’s headed to a fantastic opportunity: Vice President of Special Projects & Community Relations for the NBC affiliate in Chicago. Way to go, Emma.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

State of the City

Guest:  Mayor Pedro Segarra (D) Hartford

The Impact of UConn

Guest:  Bob Diaco Head UConn Football Coach

Flashback:  Interview with future Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly

Reported by Dennis House 1991


CT Capitol Report
FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am

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Host: Tom Dudchik
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The Real Story
FoxCT Sunday 10 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

1.       “Murphy’s Views: Minimum Wage, Ukraine, Gun Control”

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D) Connecticut

2.       “Keno and Video Slots: Wrong for Connecticut”

State Rep. Tony Hwang, (R) Fairfield/Trumbull & Former Congressman Robert Steele

3.       “Why I love to talk trash”

Commissioner Rob Klee, Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection


The Stan Simpson Show
Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 am, online at http://www.ctnow.com/stan
Host: Stan Simpson
TBA


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

 
Douglas Schwartz

Director Quinnipiac University poll


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)

A New Owner for WDRC

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One of Connecticut’s oldest and most well-known “oldies” radio stations has a new owner. Buckley Broadcasting is selling WDRC AM and other FM stations including WMMW AM, WWC0 AM and WSNG AM to Westport-based Connoisseur Media.

Connoisseur currently owns 36 radio stations across the country including WPLR, WYBC, the Fox and Star in Milford, Connecticut.

Broadcasters Fight Retransmission Hazard

Broadcast industry lobbyists are scrambling to derail an effort to include provisions in a satellite TV bill that could gut retransmission consent rights of television stations. TVNewsCheck says that the bill would free cable TV operators of their current obligation to carry retransmission stations on the basic cable tiers.

The satellite TV bill being considered would reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), a measure that allows satellite TV services to retransmit signals of distant TV stations into some local markets. STELA has been a key target for the pay TV industry’s retrans reform advocates because it’s one of the only media-related bills thought to have a chance of being approved by Congress this year.

Al Leaving the Anchor Desk

Veteran Connecticut news anchor and Al Terzi has announced he’s stepping down from the Fox CT anchor desk. We’re told that Al will still co-host interview program “The Real Story” during this election year. Al moved to Fox CT less than two years ago after long stints at WFSB (2 of them) and WTNH. Here’s more from a very nice memo issued by Fox CT News Director Coleen Marren:

On the news side, Al is a two-time regional Emmy winner and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the New England Associated Press/RTNDA.  He was also honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a Silver Circle Award for his 25+ years of television service.  Al has covered politics like no one else in this state, including presidential campaigns, and he’s interviewed every major politician who’s played a role in shaping Connecticut’s history. On the personal side, Al is a military veteran and this year will celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Carolyn—something he is really looking forward to. And there are seven grandkids playing school sports! Al will transition off the anchor desk on March 31; we’ll launch a search for his successor soon.  In the meantime, please take a moment to congratulate Al on his accomplishments and a great career anchoring here at FOXCT.  He is truly one of a kind.

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