The Road Ahead for The Courant & Fox61

Our friends at the Hartford Courant Alumni Association and Refugee Camp have posted the memo that the new publisher of the Courant sent to all employees of the Courant and Fox61.

News 12 Wins Big

Along Comes Mary…

As we told you recently, radio personality Mary Jones is appearing once a week on the WVIT NBC30 11 am news. Well, apparently they like her so much that they have added her “All That & More” segment to the 5pm news. (The headline won’t mean anything to you unless you’re over 45 or so and remember the song of that name by The Association…) Congrats, Mary!

Disturbing News from NBC Affiliate To Our East

WJAR-10, long the gold standard TV station in Providence, has laid off its Chief Meteorologist, Weekend Anchor and News Director.

Gary Ley

Tribune Merging Courant & Fox61 Operations

New Hartford Courant Publisher: Fox61 General Manager Graziano

Friends tells us that a station meeting is being held late this morning at Fox61 where some major announcements will be made:

1)The television news operation will move from its current location on Church Street in downtown Hartford to 285 Broad Street, the home of the Hartford Courant (both news organizations are owned by Tribune). The plan is to start building a state-of the-art television studio this summer.

2) Fox61 will add two newscasts to its line-up at 12 noon and 6 pm

3) Fox61 Senior V.P. and General Manager Richard Graziano is Publisher of the Hartford Courant effective immediately, replacing Stephen Carver.

Here’s a link to the press release.

Phew – we’re busy digesting…

David Gregory at QU

David Gregory and Lauren PettyDavid Gregory was a hit this past week as he addressed  more than 300 people during a speech at Quinnipiac University’s Fitness and Recreation Center Wednesday night.

NBC30’s Lauren Petty was able to grab a picture and an interview with the Meet the Press moderator.

We would love any feedback from those who may have attended the event.

Former KC-101 Morning Host Profiled in NY Times

Glenn Beck is profiled in today’s New York Times.

Some background on Beck from Wikipedia to refresh your memory regarding his years in Connecticut:

“By the time he was in his 20s, Beck was on WKCI-FM (KC101), a Top 40 radio station in Hamden, Connecticut, hosting the local morning show with Pat Gray. Originally the show was billed as the Glenn and Pat Show. When Gray left the show, Beck continued with co-host Vinnie Penn. While working in Connecticut, he appeared and sang background vocals on The DelraysRed, White and Blues CD, a fund raising effort by then Governor John Rowland produced by guitarist Tom Guerra. The CD was well received and was promoted by a series of live appearances.”

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