WPKN in Bridgeport is facing the possibility of going dark unless it can raise money to modernize its transmitter.

It has a furniture store going out of business sale ring to it, but the bottom line is the alternative FM station has been using old vacuum tubes in its transmitter since 1963 and they don’t make them anymore. The station is trying to raise $75,000 for an update.

Recognizing Leadership

diane-alverio The US Hispanic Leadership Institute recognized CTLatinoNews.com and its co-founder, Diane Alverio, at its annual conference in Chicago this past week.  CTLatinoNews.com is an English language on-line news site that covers Latinos and Latino issues in Connecticut. This July marks its 5th year of publication.

Publisher Diane Alverio (second from left), a former WFSB reporter, was presented the organization’s lifetime achievement award for her work and advocacy for Latinos in media.


Civil Discourse


Max Reiss

The University of Hartford will host a forum on civil discourse in politics next month.

The panel will be moderated by Max Reiss of NBC CT.

Panelists include: House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, Senator Len Fasano, Chris Powell of the Journal Inquirer and Christine Stuart of CTNewsJunkie.

The event is Monday March 6 at 6:30p.m. in the Wilde Auditorium. There’s no charge for admission.

Stamford Couple Buys VT Paper


Last year the owner of a small weekly paper in Hardwick, Vermont tried to give his business away through an essay contest.

The story caught the attention of Ray and Kim Small of Stamford, Connecticut and a week ago they closed on a deal to buy the Hardwick Gazette – price undisclosed.

Shoreline Duty

Heather Burian will be covering New London County for NBC CT. She came to the station last fall from WVLT in Knoxville, Tenn. and WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Sunday Talk








Face the State WFSB 11 am

Hosts: Dennis House & Susan Raff 

Budget and Economy:
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman(D)

Medical Marijuana:
Dr. Joseph Feeney, St. Francis Hospital

Grand Opening Foxwoods
David Ushery – Feb. 1992


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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:00am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein & Al Terzi

Russia and President Trump:
Congressman Joe Courtney(D)

State Budget:
Sen. Paul Formica(R)
Sen. Gary Winfield(D)

Teen dating abuse:
Mary Jane Foster, Interval House









Focus on Connecticut News 12 Saturday: 7:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, 7:30 pm Sunday: 2:30am, 7:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Commissioner Evonne Klein
Department of Housing


The Hour with Jim Pellegrino – Check local listings


Lori Pelletier – CT AFL-CIO
Marc Nemeth – President, Jonal Labs
Nick Perna – Economist

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

Worth Noting


Will Ripley of Manchester and the world.

Tronc. The owner of the Hartford Courant has laid off seven journalists at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Many of the reporters had been on staff for years. A continuing sign of cost cutting imperatives.

Dan Rather. The former CBS newsman has found a new voice on Facebook.

Will Ripley. The Manchester High graduate and CNN international correspondent finds himself in North Korea again – this time talking with North Koreans about Donald Trump.

WNPR. John Dankosky hosted a town hall on the role of the local news media in the Trump administration Monday night. It was carried on Facebook Live and your can see it here.


NYT. What do WNPR and the New York Times have in common? Both are using marketing campaigns that play off concerns about the Trump administration to urge readers and listeners to buy subscriptions and make donations.


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