Allen’s Last Playbook

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Mike Allen, formerly the Connecticut capitol based reporter for the New York Times, will produce his final Politico Playbook this weekend.

His first public edition of the morning email was sent out in June of 2007. Starting Monday a new generation of Playbook will debut produced by three staffers.

Allen appeared on Yahoo News this week to talk about his time at Politico, the current presidential campaign and offered a few hints as what he’ll be doing post election. He was interviewed by Global Anchor Katie Couric(whose title we love).

Cruz Switch

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We don’t know what’s next but we’ve been asked to stay tuned.

Former NBC CT reporter Stefanie Cruz has left KTXL in Sacramento and has told her Facebook friends she’ll have more to say about what’s next later.

She’s been at KTXL since 2010.

Spin Off


CBS has announced it plans to spin-off its radio stations to create a new public company to be known as CBS Radio.

The move comes a few months after the company announced it was searching for options for its 117 radio stations. The move comes as radio revenues are declining.

CBS owns four stations in Connecticut including WTIC-AM/FM.

Many stories on this subject note that CBS began as a radio company.

Internal Review


An internal review will be conducted at Fox News after Gretchen Carlson of Greenwich filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

The suit was filed almost immediately after Carslon was pulled off the air last week after years as one of Fox’s most prominent hosts.

Carslon’s attorney says her case against Ailes will be supported by other former Fox News employees who have had similar experiences with Ailes over the years. One report suggests additional women have stepped forward since Tuesday to confirm Carlson’s claims.

The Bull

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Berkshire Broadcasting’s 107.3 FM is now a country station being marketed as The Bull.

The switch was made over the holiday weekend. Danbury based Berkshire has moved its classic rock format to 94.5 FM to accommodate the change.

H/T – John Morgan

Carslon Troubles


In the news no-man’s land of the holiday weekend period Fox News quietly terminated its contract with long-time franchise player Gretchen Carslon.

According to a report, Carlson, who lives in Greenwich, was let go on June 23rd. Soon after that she filed a discrimination suit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. The suit accuses both Ailes and Fox host Steve Doocy of sexual harassment.


Cuban Baseball

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A few months ago a team of baseball players from West Hartford traveled to Cuba to play baseball. Now the Cuban team is coming here and Monday they’ll be playing a game at the University of Hartford field in West Hartford.

The game is scheduled for 3p.m.

After the game there will be a welcoming ceremony hosted by Jimmy Altman of Fox 61. Former Red Sox players Bill Lee and Luis Tiant will be on hand along with Doug Glanville and Rob Dibble.


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