Each morning, Wayne Norman has interesting guests from around the area stop in and visit. The interviews are great; funny, yet concise and informational.

Tune in each morning Monday through Friday and have breakfast with Wayne and his guests! You may also view a list of future guests

Past Morning Show Guests

Wed., Oct. 31, 2007
7:20 -
Storyteller Carolyn Stearns
Storyteller Carolyn Stearns starts off Halloween with some spooky stories. 
Carolyn Stearns
Website Link: http://carolynstearnsstoryteller.com/Index.cfm
Tue., Oct. 30, 2007
7:20 -
Lon Hultgren, Dan Britton, Anji Seth, and Joan Buck
UConn Sustainability Coordinator Dan Britton, Assistant Professor of Geography Anji Seth, Manfield Public Works Director Lon Hultgren, and the Chair of the Town/University ad hoc group on the environment Joan Buck, discuss climate change at UConn and in Mansfield.
Lon Hultgren. Anji Seth, Dan Britton, and Joan Buck
Website Link: http://www.ecohusky.uconn.edu/ClimateConference2007_CT.htm
Mon., Oct. 29, 2007
7:20 -
Kevin McIntyre
Kevin McIntyre talks about his haunted house in Lebanon, his days in the military, and his UConn football career
Kevin McIntyre
Website Link: http://www.freakysfunhouse.com/
9:15 -
Top Priority
Ric Tetrault, Bob Krodel, Rob Krodel, and Kel Stott from the barbershop quartet group "Top Priority."
Rob Krodel, Ric Tetreault, Kel Stott and Bob Krodel
Fri., Oct. 26, 2007
7:20 -
Charlie Prewitt and David Nelson
Charlie Prewitt and David Nelson discuss President Bush's executive orders
Dave Nelson and Charlie Prewitt
Thu., Oct. 25, 2007
7:20 -
Willimantic Police Lieutenants Ray Evans and Mary Beth Curtis with former Windham selectman Yolanda Negron
Willimantic Police Lieutenants Ray Evans and Mary Beth Curtis with Windham selectman Yolanda Negron discussing community outreach initiatives. 
Ray Evans, Yolanda Negron and Mary Beth Curtis
9:30 -
Wayne Norman's sister Kimberly
Wayne Norman's sister Kimberly tells of her family's evacuation from the San Diego fires.  To hear the full interview, click here.
Cole and Cameron with their parents Kent and Kimberly in Yosemite in August
 
Guess who Cameron wants to win the World Series
Wed., Oct. 24, 2007
7:20 -
Leslie P. Ricklin, and Rebecca Taber-Conover
Rebecca Taber-Conover, Director of Education, Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, and ECSU Education professor Leslie P. Ricklin, discuss Witches Among Us:  A Reconsideration of Witchcraft Studies.  To hear the interview, click here.
Rebecca Taber-Conover and Leslie Ricklin
 
 
Website Link: http://website www.ctlandmarks.org
Tue., Oct. 23, 2007
7:20 -
Chris McNaboe and Lauren Perrotti/Verboven
Camp Horizons Executive Director Chris McNaboe and Director of Operations Lauren Perrotti/Verboven discuss community partnerships in action at Camp Horizons.  
Lauren Perrotti/Verboven and Chris McNaboe
Website Link: http://www.camphorizons.org
Mon., Oct. 22, 2007
7:20 -
Dr. Bernice Szafarek and Betsy Wheat
Dr. Bernice Szafarek and nationally renowned consultant Betsy Wheat discuss how to select the right dentist for you.  To hear the full interview, click here.
Betsy Wheat and Bernice Szafarek with Wayne Norman, who had just returned from ALCS Game 7 at Fenway
Website Link: http://www.szafarekdental.com
Fri., Oct. 19, 2007
7:20 -
Teresa Younger
Teresa Younger, Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women discusses the economic status of women in Connecticut. 
Teresa Younger
Website Link: http://www.cga.ct.gov/PCSW/
Thu., Oct. 18, 2007
7:20 -
Maureen Mulroy, Bev York, and Gary Pomo
Maureen Mulroy, Bev York, and Gary Pomo preview The Sock Hop at Mill #2. 
Pom-pom and letterman sweater wearing Maureen Mulroy, Gary Pomo, and Bev York, who was sewing her poodle skirt during the show
9:30 -
Ann Rash and Deb Walsh
Ann Rash and Deb Walsh talk about the 12th annual Altrusa Bountiful Harvest Auction . 
Ann Rash with Deb Walsh, who's holding the German Chocolate cake her daughter Kathleen made for Wayne Norman
Website Link: http://www.altrusanect.org/auction.htm
Wed., Oct. 17, 2007
7:20 -
John Lachack and local teens
John Lachack—DCF adolescent services supervisor in Willimantic, and local teens Dora, Jessica, and Jared talk about being foster teens.
 
Jared, Jessica and Dora with John Lachack (upper right)
9:20 -
Stan Fuller, John Champe and Sandy Rose
Stan Fuller, John Champe and Sandy Rose from the First Congregational Church of Lebanon
Sandy Rose, Stan Fuller, and John Champe
Tue., Oct. 16, 2007
7:20 -
Nelson Walker and Nelson Walker III
Nelson Walker and Nelson Walker III talk about the award winning film Lumo, about terrorist rape in Africa.  To hear the full interview, click here.
Nelson Walker III and Dr. Nelson Walker
 
Website Link: http://www.gomafilmproject.org/
9:30 -
Joyce C. McKelvey
Joyce C. McKelvey from the Northeast CT Coalition for Peace and Justice discusses the New England region peace demonstration in Boston.   
Joyce C. McKelvey
Website Link: http://www.newenglandunited.org/
Mon., Oct. 15, 2007
7:20 -
John Lescoe, Peter Rich, and Astrida Olds
Members of Windham High School's Class of 1957 John Lescoe, Peter Rich, and Astrida Olds talk about the old days in Willimantic.   To hear the full interview, click here and scroll to September 6, 2016.
Peter Rich, Astrida Olds, and John Lescoe
Fri., Oct. 12, 2007
7:20 -
Poet Sam Hamill and Sandy Taylor
Poet Sam Hamill talks about his book "Measured by Stone"
Sandy Taylor from Curbstone Press with Sam Hamill
Website Link: http://www.curbstone.org/bookdetail.cfm?BookID=199
Thu., Oct. 11, 2007
7:20 -
Anita Sebestyen, Barb Swol, Keleigh Shumbo, Zack Shumbo, Jacquelin Shumbo, Olivia Shumbo, Dana Nappi, and James Easton
James Easton, Barb Swol, Anita Sebestyen, Keleigh, Zack, Jacquelin, and Olivia Shumbo and Dana Nappi preview this weekend's Encampment at Jillson Square in Willimantic.  Later, Helen Jensen recalled the days of a one-room schoolhouse in Columbia. 
Barb Swol, Anita Sebestyen, Zack Shumbo, Olivia Shumbo, James Easton, Jacqueline Shumbo, Dana Nappi, and  Keleigh Shumbo
Website Link: http://www.windhamhistory.org/news.htm
9:30 -
Nicole Peck
Nicole Peck, local campaign coordiantor for 40 Days for Life talks about the Norwich prayer vigil.
Nicole Peck
Website Link: http://www.w40daysforlife.com/norwich
Wed., Oct. 10, 2007
7:20 -
Leif Rawson-Ahern
Leif Rawson-Ahern talks about how children in Nicaragua and Tanzania help their own through art.
Leif Rawson-Ahern, holding a postcard showing kids from Tanzania and Nicaragua.  For more info on the program, write leifrawsonahern@yahoo.com
Website Link: http://www.windhamarts.org/mambo/content/view/409/130/
9:30 -
Dr. Robert Horrocks and Dr. Robert Jennette
Dr. Robert Horrocks, ECSU Department Chair and Professor, Health and Physical Education, and Dr. Robert Jennette, Director of ECSU Student Health Services discuss the Eastern's Health, Wellness & Benefits Expo. 
Tue., Oct. 9, 2007
7:20 -
Dr. Dave Dzurek
UConn professor of Food Processing Dave Dzurec talks about cheese making and other new ventures at the UConn Dairy Bar.   
Dr. Dave Dzurec with samples of his cheese and yogurt
9:30 -
Computer Tamers Mish and Jaison Stein
Computer Tamers Mish and Jaison Stein discuss October is Love Your Computer Month
Mon., Oct. 8, 2007
7:45 -
Wilson Camelo, Roger Adams, and Ken DeLisa
Wilson Camelo of Bauza & Associates, Roger Adams, Chamber of Commerce President, and Ken DeLisa, from ECSU discuss supporting local Latino small businesses and bridging the cultural divides that can exist between groups of people who have different languages and customs. 
 
Ed Osborne, Roger Adams, and Wilson Camelo
Website Link: http://www.windhamchamber.com/calenderevents.htm
9:15 -
WILI's Ray of Sunshine award presentation for October
Presentation of WILI's October Ray of Sunshine award to Lynn White.  To hear the full interview, click here.
Lynn White with Mohegan Sun Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/ray.htm
Fri., Oct. 5, 2007
7:20 -
Governor Jodi Rell, Mike Rice, Terry Ley, Gordon Smith, Richard Hoffman, Kristin Malavenda, Lynn Moebus, Mark Christopher, Steve Coates, Denise Bellamy, Tom Lyons, Dave Tomm, Gretchen Fairweather, Jeff Hathaway, Mike Enright, and the late Herb Rice
Governor Jodi Rell, former WILI President Mike Rice, announcers Denise Bellamy, Terry Ley, Mark Christopher, Tom Lyons, Gordon Smith, Dave Tomm, newscasters Lynn Moebus, Kristin Malavenda, Richard Hoffman and Steve Coates, account exec Gretchen Fairweather and UConn Athletics Director Jeff Hathaway with UConn SID Mike Enright.  Hear the interviews by clicking here.
Wayne Norman with Governor Rell
 
 
Governor Jodi Rell issued a proclamation declaring October 5, 2007 WILI Radio day in Connecticut.  Read the Governor's proclamation or hear her read it.
 
Terry Ley filling in for Wayne Norman in 1976
 
 
Denise Bellamy in the 1980's
 
Lynn Moebus
 
Mark Christopher has always been a child at heart
 
 
Mark "The Shark" Christopher
 
Steve Coates
 
  
  UConn Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway with UConn Associate Athletics Director Mike Enright with a special presentation for WILI
 
 
Gordon Smith in 1993. He now works for Musiclothes.
 
Gretchen Fairweather and Mike Rice
 
Richard Hoffman--now with the Department of Justice--teaching a group of federal prosecutors in Washington
 
Another of Richard's passions--playing the Japanese taiko drums
 
Tom Lyons
 
Dave Tomm
 
Herbert C. Rice
 
Newscaster Lynn Moebus with Wayne Norman in 1994
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/history.htm
Thu., Oct. 4, 2007
7:20 -
Bob Gregory, Bob Chasse, Bill Olds, Mike Gerardi, Jim Duffy, Frank Melo, Joe Lundberg, and Brian Lapis
One of WILI's first engineers, Bob Chasse, with announcers Bob Gregory, Bill Olds, Mike Gerardi, and James Duffy from the 1960's, sportscaster Frank Melo from the 1970's, Brian Lapis from the 1980's, and meteorologist Joe Lundberg from the 1990's. To hear the full interviews, click here.
 
(Jingle): "Hey folks, we're all set to go with the Mike Geradi Show..."
 
Bob "Uncle Greg" Gregory in the 1960's
 
Jim Duffy and Mike Gerardi at WILI's 25th anniversary celebration in 1982
 
 
Joe Lundberg
 
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/history.htm
Wed., Oct. 3, 2007
6:15 -
Dave Evan, Bud Fisher, Cindy Bailen, Karin Sherbin, Keith Rice, Liz Bosco, Charlie Barrett, and Larry Davis
 
Former WILI General Manager David Evan, former announcers, Larry Davis, Bud Fisher and Cindy Bailen from the 1970s, newscaster Karin Sherbin from the 1980's, Keith Rice from the 1990's, former office manager Liz Bosco, and Charlie Barrett, whose father Russell Barrett ran the Capitol Theater where the opening day reception was held in 1957. To hear the full interviews, click here
Larry Davis on a WILI billboard on Rt. 195 near Puddin Lane
 
 
Bud Fisher (lower left), with Wayne Norman (lower right), Terry Ley (upper left) and Les Morrell (upper right) in 1973
 
Cindy Bailen
 
Keith Rice
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/history.htm
Tue., Oct. 2, 2007
6:20 -
Danny Chun, Steve Kotchko, Mark Roy, Jeff Reisman, and Don DeCesare
WILI's 50th anniversary week:  Former WILI newscasters Steve Kotchko, Don DeCesare, Jeff Reisman, and Mark Roy from the 1970's and Danny Chun from the 1980's. To hear the full interview, click here.
 
   
Danny Chun interviewed all newsmakers
 
Current WILI news director Mike Morrissette with Don DeCesare, Mark Roy, Jeff Reismann and Steve Kotchko
 
Mark Roy interviewing Congressman (now Senator) Chris Dodd
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/history.htm
9:30 -
Frank Walker
Former WILI afternoon and night announcer Frank Walker reflects on his 1970-1973 tenure at WILI.  To hear the full interview, click here.
Now
 
Then (1971 at the Willimantic Armory)
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/history.htm
Mon., Oct. 1, 2007
6:45 -
Former WILI meteorologist Todd Glickman
Former WILI meteorologist Todd Glickman (1978-1993) reflects on his WILI days.  To hear the full interview, click here.
Todd Glickman
Website Link: http://web.mit.edu/glickman/www/home.html
7:20 -
Grahame Winters, Les Morrell, Robin Lee Jennings, and Dan Hayden
WILI's 50th anniversary week:  Former announcers Dan Hayden & Les Morrell (1970's), Robin Lee Jennings (1980's), and Grahame Winters (1990's).  To heard the full interviews, click here
Wayne Norman, Grahame Winters, Robin Lee Jennings, and Les Morrell
 
Les Morrell (upper right) with Terry Ley (upper left), Bud Fisher (lower left) and Wayne Norman
 
Grahame Winters on the air at WILI
 
 
Dan Hayden now and then (1971)
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/history.htm
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