CT Broadcasters Association Teams Up with Big Brothers Big Sisters

"Big Brother" Tracey May and "Little Brother" Troy will be featured in a variety of the PSAs to promote the CBA and the BBBS joint campaign.

“Big Brother” Tracey May and “Little Brother” Troy will be featured in a variety of the PSAs to promote the CBA and the BBBS joint campaign.

The Connecticut Broadcasters Association (CBA) has embarked on a statewide effort to recruit mentors for local youth through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program. Beginning in January, radio and TV stations across CT will broadcast public service announcements encouraging residents to become mentors as part of “National Mentoring Month”.  More than 1,000 children across Connecticut are waiting to be matched, and  through this joint partnership hope to find mentors for all of those children.


A Sad Day in Connecticut Sports and Broadcasting


We report with sorrow that legendary WTIC-am sports announcer Arnold Dean has died. According to a close associate, “His friends and colleagues are heartbroken.”   “The Dean of Sports” will be missed by many. Arnold began his career at WTIC in 1965.

WTIC-am will pay tribute to Arnold with a special program Monday night, 6pm-8pm.

Here is Arnold’s obituary.

WTIC Remains UConn’s Flagship Radio Station

Joe D'Ambrosio, left, and Wayne Norman, in the WTIC/UConn Radio Network booth high above Rentschler Field. (Kenneth Best/UConn Photo)Joe. D. & Wayne Norman

After more than 20 seasons of broadcasting Women’s and Men’s Basketball, plus UConn Football,  WTIC News Talk 1080 and the UConn IMG Sports Network have reached a new multi-year agreement including all pre and post-game programming. The new agreement marks the first time that the UConn radio rights are held by IMG College, which is the Huskies’ multi-media rights partner.

The veteran broadcast team for UConn football and men’s basketball will once again include Joe D’Ambrosio, who will handle play-by-play for the 21st straight year, and Wayne Norman with color commentary, who has been UConn’s radio analyst for football and basketball since 1981.

In football, Kevin Nathan will report from the sidelines and Bob Joyce will serve as the pre and post game host. Joyce will also serve as the play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball.

Bob JoyceKevin Nathan on the sidelines at Rentschler Field.Bob Joyce , Kevin Nathan

Aaron (Double A) Goes to the Triple-A

WTIC-am 1080 is looking for an afternoon drive news anchor – Aaron Kupec has taken a job as Public Affairs Manager at AAA.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: Donovan Campaign Corruption Probe

Guest: Kevin Rennie, Political Columnist

Segment 2: Gun Control Laws

Guests: Robert Crook, Coalition of CT  Sportsmen and Rob Piniciaro, CT Against Gun Violence

Segment 3: ATV Safety

Guest:  Dr. Brendan Campbell, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

The Real StoryFoxCT 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1: TBA

Segment 2: TBA

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Segment 1 and 2:  Challenges of a Cartoonist

Guest: Syndicated Cartoonist Jerry Craft discusses the themes of his stories.

Segment 3: Penn State Fallout

Guest: Scott Gray of WTIC AM and defense attorney Reese Norris give their final thoughts on the NCAA’s actions against Penn State.

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

Segment 1: TBA

Guest: TBA

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

Asking the Question “Why is John Rowland Still on WTIC?”

The Register Citizen: Northwest Connecticut's Daily Newspaper

 In an editorial published today, a Torrington Register Citizen editorial asks why WTIC, one of the state’s most venerable news outlets, has kept former governor John Rowland on his afternoon drive talk show despite the federal investigation swirling around him.

Rowland to Host at WTIC-AM

The Governor is back on the airwaves.

WTIC-AM has announced that former Governor John Rowland will be hosting his own show at the station.  The show will air from 3 to 6 p.m. on WTIC 1080. Co-hosting with Rowland will be Rev. Will Marotti, senior pastor at New Life Church in Meriden. The pair has a 1-year contract with the station.

Apparently the folks at WTIC were impressed with Rowland when he went on the air for a few days in the July.  Rowland has been in talks with WTIC for months.

From WTIC-AM’s press release:

Rowland and Marotti will focus on and talk about local issues that affect our towns and state, including the elections coming up this fall.  The show won’t be all politics as the pair plan to tackle overcoming adversity and dealing with life’s challenges; they won’t be afraid to discuss issues that affect everyday life. With a call in format anything goes and Rowland and Marotti bring the candor and experience of 25 years in public life and 25 years of ministry experience.

Colin McEnroe, who inhabited this time-slot for a dozen years at WTIC, believes the show will be a success.

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