The Smallest Station in the Nation

So The Laurel didn’t know much about Robin Hood Radio which considers itself the smallest NPR station in the nation. Based in Sharon, it serves northwestern Connecticut as well as portions of Massachusetts and New York. Starting today, listeners of 91.7 FM will be able to hear WNPR’s  Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show and The Faith Middleton Show. Read more about the station here.

Where We Vote

WNPR’s Where We Live kicks off its “Where We Vote “series. John Dankosky will conduct hour-long sitdowns with candidates for the U.S. Senate and the 5th Congressional District. The series starts today with Chris Murphy today and Chris Shays on Thursday.

Network Material

Diana Perez left NBC CT/WVIT  in March, 2011 for WBZ in Boston. A friend of The Laurel points out that her Facebook page indicates she’s now a correspondent with ABC news.

McEnroe (and others) to WTIC’s Rowland: “Welcome Back, Sweet Prince”

Where do we begin?

The Register Citizen reported this week that WTIC-am says former Governor John Rowland will remain on the air.

In case you somehow missed it, former Governor and current WTIC-am talk show host John Rowland is being scrutinized for his role in Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign for congress (5th c.d.) and his efforts to get hired surreptitiously by the Mark Greenberg campaign in the last election cycle. Rowland, described by Colin McEnroe of WNPR and The Hartford Courant as “the gift that keeps on giving,”  has inspired the state’s leading news organizations and scribes over the past few days. A sampling:

New Haven Register editorial: “Once a Crook, Always a Crook?”

Courant/Kevin Rennie: “Rowland Dalliance Fatal for Wilson-Foley”

The Day/Dick Ahles: “Rowland Cannot Escape His Past”


Emmy Nominations


The Boston/New England Emmys have announced 355 nominations and 63 have gone to Connecticut news organizations. According to a count by FoxCT, the breakdown is: FoxCT 37, WFSB 8, CPTV 8,  WVIT 6, WTNH 3….and a nomination to CT-N for “Outstanding Special Event Coverage” and its 10 hours on air during the Malloy Inauguration anchored by Diane Smith. Winners are announced on June 2nd in Boston.

Rowland and The Fifth

Former Governor John Rowland represented Connecticut’s 5th congressional district and is an issue there once again. The Torrington Register Citizen editorializes about lots of troubling questions related to Rowland’s role in congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign, and pay that Rowland received from Wilson-Foley’s husband. And now there’s abandoned puppy-gate.

Chronicle Honors

The Quinnipiac Chronicle

Congratulations to The Chronicle, Quinnipiac University’s student newspaper. It’s been named College Newspaper of the Year by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.

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