If you are a WFSB employee or alum of a certain age you will recognize the man on the left – former General Manager Chris Rohrs who is a great guy. Find out why he returned to Channel 3 recently…
As a result of the company’s success last year, there will be no freeze on base salaries in 2010. This does not mean that everyone will get an increase in compensation—many won’t. The current condition of the economy and our industry do not support across-the-board cost-of-living increases.
We’re encouraging our local managers to review the work of their employees, provide consistent feedback, and to highlight and reward outstanding performance. Some employees may get an increase in salary, others may be eligible for a discretionary or spot bonus, and still others may receive an increase in their target bonus. But, increases in compensation will be based on merit.
Monday, March 1:
Seemingly everyone in Connecticut is running for Governor. It’s a job that looks pretty unappealing right now. Coming up, we’ll talk about the challenges facing this Governor and the next one, and get more Capitol news from our reporter roundtable. (Greg Hladky of the Advocate newspapers, Keith Phaneuf of CT Mirror and Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com)
NPR Ombudsman Lisa Shepard joins us again to answer listener questions. As a longtime reporter, professor and media critic, she’ll talk about what steps NPR takes to assure accuracy and transparency in the news.
John Dankosky will host a newspaper roundtable on Tuesday night at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Portions of that roundtable will air on Thursday, followed by an interview with the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward (appearing that evening at the Connecticut Forum in Hartford).
Face the State WFSB 11 a.m
Host: Dennis House
2010 Race for Governor
Oz Griebel, Republican Candidate for Governor
Rick Green, Hartford Courant
Bran Lockhart, Stamford Advocate
The Real Story Fox61 10:30 am
Host: Laurie Perez
Business in CT
Rep. Sean Williams, R-Watertown
Gary O’Connor, Waterbury Reg. Chamber of Commerce
Pay Hayden, Donham Craft
2010 Senate Race
Dr. John Mertens, Independent Candidate for Senate
Kleen Energy Explosion
John Charlton, FOX CT Reporter
Host: Stan Simpson
2010 Race for Governor
Dan Malloy, Democratic Candidate for Governor
UConn Football Recruiting
Desmond Connor, Hartford Courant
Avon Mountain Crash
Mark Robinson, Survivor/Author
CT News Makers WVIT/NBC30 6:30 am
Host: Tom Monahan
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
CTN Capitol Report Sunday at 8 pm Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 PM), CT Newsmakers (9 pm), Face the State (9:30 pm), On the Record (10 pm)
Congrats to the Hartford Courant and FOX CT for hosting debates next week among the candidates for U.S. Senate:
Monday, March 1, 7-8pm LIVE: The Democrats…Richard Blumenthal and Merrick Alpert(moderated by the Courant’s Tom Condon)
Tuesday, March 2, 7-8pm LIVE: The Republicans…Linda McMahon, Peter Schiff and Rob Simmons (moderated by FOX CT’s Brent Hardin)
The debates will take place at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater and televised live on FOX CT (apparently we aren’t saying Fox61 anymore).
WFSB’s program “Better Connecticut”, featuring Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun, is moving from its current 10 am spot to 3 pm. In a memo, WFSB General Manager Klarn DePalma outlines that ‘Let’s Make A Deal”, now airing at 3 pm, will switch places with “Better”.
I feel with the increased viewing in the afternoon, Better CT will grow its key demographic and reach more potential viewers. The production of the show will NOT change. It will be done at 10am as it is now.
We’re not programming experts so we don’t know what this means except that WFSB seems to be showing confidence in “Better” by 1) keeping it, and 2) giving it a nice spot as a lead-in to Oprah. The new line-up begins march 29th.
Robert Goulston, New Haven Bureau Chief for Channel 3 Eyewitness News…Stephanie Hoey, Executive Producer of Special Projects, NBC Universal, WVIT… and Shannon Kane, Assignment Manager at News Channel 8, WTNH…
are the panelists for a program sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. It’s taking place this Friday, February 26, 2010 from noon to 1 p.m. at Gateway Community College in New Haven.
Here’s more information.