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

Fri., Dec. 31, 2010
9:50 -
ECSU Professor Charlie Wynn
ECSU Professor Charlie Wynn with this week's installment of "Books on Parade"--featuring books from the New York Times best seller list.
Charlie Wynn
Wed., Dec. 29, 2010
7:20 -
Dave and Matt White with Scarlet Fade
Dave and Matt White preview a New Year's Eve concert with Scarlet Fade
9:15 -
Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis
Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis discuss "The Sock Brigade," to warm U. S. troops
Website Link: http://www.alpacainfo.com
Fri., Dec. 24, 2010
6:50 -
Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble
The Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble continues its annual tradition of playing live Christmas music on Christmas Eve on WILI.  To hear the music and the interview, click here and scroll to December 24, 2013.
Phil Palonen, June Bisantz, Joe Tominelli and Roger Glidden
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
6:50 -
Ana Ortiz and Ken Folan
Windham's new Superintendent of Schools Ana Ortiz and Windham Board of Education Chairman Ken Folan.
Ana Ortiz and Ken Folan
7:20 -
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental in Columbia
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental in Columbia discusses a new year-- a new you!To hear this show and others in this series, log onto http://www.szafarekdental.com and click on "radio shows." 
Dr. Bernice Szafarek
Website Link: http://www.szafarekdental.com/
9:30 -
Author Monica Bliss Ockwig
Author Monica Bliss Ockwig discusses "Where The White Dove Flies" -- the true story of the homicide of Whyatt James Sander. 
 Monica Bliss Ockwig
9:50 -
ECSU Professor Charlie Wynn
ECSU Professor Charlie Wynn with this week's installment of "Books on Parade"--featuring books from the New York Times best seller list. 
Tue., Dec. 21, 2010
7:20 -
Storyteller and raconteur Dick Curland
Storyteller, columnist and raconteur Dick Curland tells the stories behind the Christmas stories and songs.  To hear the interview, click here and scroll to November 29, 2013.
Dick Curland
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010
7:20 -
UConn football players Dave Teggart and Derek Chard
UConn football Special Teams Co-Players of the Year Dave Teggart and Derek Chard talk about the Huskies' Big East Championship season and playing on New Years Day in the Fiesta Bowl.
Wayne Norman, Dave Teggart and Derek Chard
 
Dave Teggart kicks the game-winning 52-yard field goal on December 4th at USF, which gave UConn the Big East championship and put the Huskies in the Fiesta Bowl -- (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
 
WILI's Wayne Norman with UConn's 2010 Big East championship trophy
Website Link: http://www.uconnbowl.com
Fri., Dec. 17, 2010
7:20 -
Brian Cawley, Paul Canavan, and Karen Pankowski
Brian Cawley, Director of Physical Medicine at Windham Hospital,  Paul Canavan, Clinical Coordinator at the Storrs office, Windham Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Karen Pankowski, Hand Therapist at the Storrs Office, Windham Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.  
Paul Canavan, Karen Pankowski, and Brian Cawley
Website Link: http://www.windhamhospital.org/wh.nsf/View/PhysicalTherapy
9:30 -
Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson, early Sun Records artist with Elvis discusses his book "Memoirs Of The Original Rolling Stone."  To hear the interview, click here.
Website Link: http://www.andyanderson.com
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
7:20 -
William J. Czmyr, Jr,, Michael Belmont, and Avery Tillinghast
TALVHI President William J. Czmyr, Jr., Michael Belmont, and Avery Tillinghast discuss the The American Legion Veterans Housing, Inc. (TALVHI) Project.
Avery Tillinghast, William Czmyr and Michael Belmont
 
Website Link: http://al-veteranshousing.org
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
7:20 -
Patricia Wrice, Executive Director
Patricia Wrice, Executive Director of Operation Fuel talks about Connecticut's emergency energy assistance program. 
Pat Wrice
 
Website Link: www.operationfuel.org
Tue., Dec. 14, 2010
7:20 -
Dr. George Elliott
Dr. George Elliott, Associate Professor Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, talks about UConnís new large-scale composting facility.
George Elliott
Website Link: http://www.plantscience.uconn.edu/elliottcv.html
Mon., Dec. 13, 2010
7:20 -
Wandering minstrels Tina Underwood-Robinson, Jim Baran, David Fenn, Sharon Brouillard, Ruthanne Santor, Megan Underwood, Joe Santor, and Abby Krist
Wandering minstrels Tina Underwood-Robinson, Jim Baran, David Fenn, Sharon Brouillard, Ruthanne Santor, Megan Underwood, Joe Santor, and Abby Krist from the Windham Performing Arts Alumni. To hear the interview, click here.
Website Link: http://www.windhamschoolperformingarts.com/
9:25 -
Tony Alba, Laura French, and Laurie Berg Sapp
Tony Alba, Fiesta Bowl Director of Media Operations, Laura French, Arizona Office of Tourism, and Laurie Berg Sapp, City of Glendale, discuss UConn's appearance in the Tostidos Fiesta Bowl.
Wayne Norman with UConn's Big East Football 2010 Championship trophy
 
 
Tony Alba, Laurie Berg Sapp, and Laura French
Website Link: http://www.uconnbowl.com
Fri., Dec. 10, 2010
7:20 -
Executive Director Gordon G. Willard
The new Executive Director of the Connecticut Humane Society Gordon G. Willard.  To hear the interview, click here.
Gordon G. Willard
Website Link: http://www.cthumane.org
9:30 -
Author Kristy Haile
Author Kristy Haile talks about "I Am Santa."
Website Link: http://www.iamsantabook.com
9:50 -
ECSU Professor Charlie Wynn
ECSU Professor Charlie Wynn's weekly literary segment called "Books On Parade" discussing "Kisser" by Stuart Woods.  To hear the show, click here.
Charlie Wynn
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
7:20 -
Linda Cimino
Linda Cimino, Director of Connecticut's Office of Victims Services talks about CT SAVIN--the Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification system.
Linda Cimino
Website Link: http://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/
Wed., Dec. 8, 2010
7:20 -
Author and musicologist Ken Best
Author and musicologist Ken Best discusses the life and legacy of John Lennon, who died on December 8, 1980. To hear a portion of the interview, click here.
Ken Best
9:35 -
Connecticut Govoernor Jodi Rell
Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell talks about her office open house, and state issues.  To hear the interview, click here.


Wayne Norman and Jodi Rell

 
Tue., Dec. 7, 2010
7:20 -
Leigh Duffy and Bruce John
Leigh Duffy, the new Executive Director of Willimantic's No Freeze Homeless Shelter, with fundraiser, philanthropist and minstrel Bruce John.
Wayne Norman, Leigh Duffy, and Bruce John
Mon., Dec. 6, 2010
7:50 -
Father Larry Lapointe and Ruth Alumbaugh
The new pastor at St. Josephs's Church in Willimantic, Father Larry Lapointe, who's also involved with the Foundation for Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Ruth Alumbaugh, Ministry Representative for International Christian Fellowship at UConn and ECSU.  Ruth also talks about Saturday's piano recital at the First Baptist Church which benefits the Church's meal program.  To hear the interview, click here
Ruth Alumbaugh, Wayne Norman and Larry Lapointe
Website Link: http://www.easternct.edu/campusministry/
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
7:20 -
Dr. Yvette Martas and Brenda Bednar, CNM
Windham Hospital Healthlink: Dr. Yvette Martas, OB/GYN practitioner with the Mansfield OB/GYN group and Brenda Bednar, a certified nurse midwife who has recently joined the Mansfield OB/GYN practice.  To hear the interview, click here.
Brenda Bednar and Yvette Martas
9:25 -
Rose Fowler
Rose Fowler previews Sunday's Old Fashioned Christmas in Coventry Village. 
Rose Fowler
9:45 -
Dr. Charles Wynn
E.C.S.U. Professor Charles Wynn introduces a new weekly feature on WILI called "Books On Parade." To hear the interview and this week's show, click here.
Charlie Wynn
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
7:20 -
ECSU Early Childhood educators Dr. Darren Robert, Dr. Ann Gruenberg, and Julia DeLapp
ECSU Early Childhood educators Dr. Darren Robert, Dr. Ann Gruenberg, and Julia DeLapp discuss the importance of physical and outdoor play.  To see their videos on this topic, click hereTo hear the radio interview, click here.
Darren Robertr, Ann Gruenberg, and Julia DeLapp
 
 
 
Website Link: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/physical_play_videos.html
9:30 -
Rev. Fred Shapiro and Ron Anderson
Rev. Fred Shapiro and Ron Anderson preview Saturday's 6th annual "Fairfest" and the December 8th concert by country star Fred Eaglesmith at the First Baptist Church in Willimantic. 
Fred Shapiro and Ron Anderson
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
7:25 -
Connecticut's first State Troubadour, Tom Callinan
Connecticut's first State Troubadour, Tom Callinan sings and talks about songs about Connecticut.  Original airdate: February 8, 2010. To hear the full interview, click here. To hear the song about the WILI Boom Box Parade that Tom wrote after his radio appearance, click here and scroll to July 4, 2010.
Tom Callinan
9:30 -
Legal Ease with Attorneys Pat Prue and Michelle Sigfridson from the Prue Law Group
Legal Ease with Attorneys Pat Prue and Michelle Sigfridson from the Prue Law Group talk about family law and grandparents rights.  To listen to a CD of this show and others in this series, call the Prue Law Group at 423-9231.
Pat Prue and Michelle Sigfridson
Website Link: http://www.pruelawgroup.com
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