WICC-AM: Washed Away By Sandy

We’ve been told that the major AM station in Bridgeport, WICC-600 AM  has been off the air since Monday night around 9:30 pm. According to our sources, the storm surge generated by Sandy washed away the propane tanks that fuel the generator at its transmission towers at Pleasure Beach. Broadcasters were able to get back on air this morning around 9:30 a.m. when new tanks were put into place.

May I Have a Glass of Pinot Grigio and the Results from Bozrah?


Based on the Facebook page description, the most fun place to be on election night will be WNPR’s results party.  It’s a live event at Real Art Ways in Hartford;  John Dankosky and Colin McEnroe will start broadcasting at 7 pm. They’ll be joined by former gubernatorial candidates Bill Curry (D) and Oz Griebel (R) and are partnering with the Connecticut Mirror.

Plagiarism Discovered at the Hartford Courant; Reporter Resigns

The following ran on page A3 of today’s Courant:

Two stories by Hillary Federico that appeared in the Hartford Courant contained words or phrases that bear strong similarities to work that appeared in other publications. The similarities were found during an internal, ongoing review that began after a similar issue was identified in a recent, unpublished story as it was being prepared for publication. One of the published stories, about a local Boy Scout troop traveling to Mt. Kilimanjaro, appeared on page B6 August 24. The other was a profile of two quilters that appeared on page B2  March 16. Our readers can be confident that The Hartford Courant takes adherence to journalistic standards very seriously.  When we discover problems we take immediate action to correct them, and strong action to prevent them from happening again. Hillary Federico has resigned from The Hartford Courant.We apologize for this lapse, and be assured we will always take the necessary actions to maintain your trust.

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