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

Thu., Dec. 31, 2015
8:15 -
Denny Gates
Denny Gates from Gates GMC/Buick/Nissan and Columbia Ford/KIA talks about Donate Cars 4 Wishes--now the official car donation program for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. 
Website Link: http://www.dc4w.org
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015
7:20 -
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental in Columbia discussing dental pain control and the danger of addiction.  To hear the interview, click here.
Dr. Bernice Szafarek
Website Link: http://www.szafarekdental.com
9:30 -
Dave Magnuson
Dave Magnuson from Vulturetown Arts talks about the New Year's Eve party at the Bellingham Auditorium at Windham Town Hall.

Dave Magnuson
Website Link: http://www.willimanticdowntown.org/Events/eventView.asp?EventID=675
Thu., Dec. 24, 2015
7:20 -
Brian Fox
Brian Fox from Fox Dental Services, who has been educating dentists for over 30 years about the importance of using only materials made in America for all dental procedures.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015
7:20 -
Dr. Jason Ryan
Dr. Jason Ryan, Director of the UConn Heart Failure Center discusses heart issues.  To hear the interview, 

Dr. Jason Ryan
Website Link: http://facultydirectory.uchc.edu/profile?profileId=Ryan-Jason
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015
7:20 -
Toni Moran and Susan Eastwood
Susan Eastwood and past chair Toni Moran, members of Connecticut's Permanent Committee on the Status of Women, discuss the new study called "The Self Sufficiency Standard for Connecticut 2015."  To hear the interview, click here.

Susan Eastwood and Toni Moran 
Website Link: Click Here
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015
7:20 -
Pat Wrice and Barbara Schreier
Pat Wrice, Executive Director of Operation Fuel and Barbara Schreier, the director of the Danielson Methodist Church Fuel Fund, which covers Danielson, Killingly, Brooklyn, Plainfield and Sterling.  To hear an interview with Pat Wrice, click here and scroll to May 27, 2016.

Pat Wrice and Barbara Schreier
Website Link: http://www.operationfuel.org
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
7:20 -
Santa and Merry Claus
Santa and Merry Claus update their busy time at the North Pole and places south



Santa and Mrs. Claus reading "Twas The Night Before Christmas" on WILI


Mr. and Mrs. Claus checking their route to Willimantic



9:30 -
Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge
Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge talks about Windham Willimantic Cares, which gave out toys to local youth on December 19.
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
Website Link: https://soundcloud.com/books-on-parade
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
7:20 -
Matthew E. Willis
Matthew E. Willis from the legal firm of Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela discusses DUI.
Matt Willis
Website Link: http://www.kkc-law.com/
9:30 -
Tim Zue
Red Sox Senior Vice President Tim Zue

Tim Zue
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
7:20 -
Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble
The Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble's annual tradition of playing live Christmas music on WILI.   To hear the music and the interview, click here.

Joe Tomanelli (sax), Phil Palonen (guitar), June Bisantz (vocals) and Christopher Kollegger (bass)
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
7:20 -
John O'Donnell
UConn Assistant Professor of Printmaking in the School of Fine Arts John O'Donnell talks about his "Accidental Architecture," his prints, and the annual Faculty Art Exhibition at the William Benton Museum of Art.  To hear the interview, click here.

John O'Donnell, who has done several works involving breakfast cereals, shows off a new cereal find
Website Link: http://www.johnodonnellprojects.com/
7:20 -
Kim, Kent, Cameron & Cole
Wayne's family: Sister Kim, Brother-in-law Kent, Niece Cameron and Nephew Cole
9:30 -
Chris McNaboe, Dede Delaney and Victoria Bachiochi
Horizons Chief Executive Officer Chris McNaboe, gallery curator Dede Delaney and gallery associate Victoria Bachiochi discuss the holiday events at the Kerri Gallery
Website Link: http://www.kerriquirk.com/
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
7:20 -
ECSU hockey player Connor Walsh
ECSU senior hockey player Connor Walsh talks about autism awareness.  To hear the interview, click here.
Website Link: Click Here
7:45 -
Author Wally Lamb
Author Wally Lamb talks about his novels and about his novella Wishin' and Hopin' which has been made into a movie which has scenes shot in Willimantic, Norwich, and Jewett City. Original airdate: October 28, 2014. To hear the interview, click here.

Wayne and Wally
Website Link: http://www.wallylamb.net/
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
7:20 -
John DelVento
Windham High School Band Director John DelVento talks about the music program at Windham.  To hear the interview, click here.

John DelVento
Website Link: http://www.windhammusic.net
8:45 -
Bruce John
Bruce John explains why the Bread Box Music Series may be in jeopardy.
9:30 -
Author Chris Behrens
Author Chris Behrens talks about "Savanna's Treasure."
Website Link: http://www.savannastreasure.wix.com/savanna
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
Website Link: https://soundcloud.com/books-on-parade
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015
7:20 -
Caitlin Carenen
Caitlin Carenen, associate professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University discusses the Holocaust, U.S. foreign policy, American religious history and terrorism in the 70's and the 80's.  To hear the interview, click here.

Caitlin Carenen
Website Link: Click Here
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
7:20 -
Alan Cox, Aradhana Mudambi, Jennifer Geragotelis and Joe Tomanelli
Alan Cox (Principal), Aradhana Mudambi (Assistant Principal), Jennifer Geragotelis (Assistant Principal) and Joe Tomanelli (Music teacher) from the Barrows Stem Academy.  To hear the interview, click here.

Aradhana Mudambi, Alan Cox, and Jennifer Geragotelis
Website Link: http://cbs.windham.k12.ct.us/
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
7:20 -
Jeff Trawick-Smith, Heather Oski and Lisa Petropoulos
Jeff Trawick-Smith (principal investigator), Heather Oski (former student researcher), and Lisa Petropoulos (research coordinator) talk about ECSU's annual ECSU TIMPANI toy study. To hear the 2016 interview, click here and scroll to December 13, 2016.

 Jeff Trawick-Smith, Heather Oski and Lisa Petropoulos holding the winning toy--a wooden cash register made by Hape Toys
Website Link: http://www1.easternct.edu/cece/timpani/
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
7:20 -
Singer Tom Callinan
Connecticut's first State Troubadour Tom Callinan talks about music and sings original Christmas songs.  To hear an interview with Tom, click here and scroll to February 13, 2017. 

Tom Callinan
Website Link: http://www.crackerbarrel-ents.com/Callinan/bio.htm
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
7:20 -
Vivian Zoe
Vivian Zoe, Director of the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich.  To hear the interview, click here

Vivian Zoe
Website Link: http://www.slatermuseum.org/
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
Website Link: https://soundcloud.com/books-on-parade
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
7:20 -
Cathy Shires and Feather Spearman
Cathy Shires, President, and Feather Spearman, Treasurer, Windham Regional Arts Council.

Feather Spearman and Cathy Shires
Website Link: http://www.windhamrac.org/
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
7:20 -
Mark Ojakian
Mark Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System.  To hear the interview, click here.

Mark Ojakian
Website Link: http://www.ct.edu/
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
7:20 -
Author Ryan D’Agostino
Author Ryan D’Agostino discusses the 2007 Petit/Cheshire murders and "The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town."  To hear the interview, click here.

Ryan D’Agostino
Website Link: Click Here
7:45 -
Kim Silcox
Kim Silcox, Director of Eastern Connecticut State University's Center For Community Engagement.

Kim Silcox
Website Link: http://www1.easternct.edu/cce/
9:10 -
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Rosemarie Bessette of Lebanon
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Rosemarie Bessette of Lebanon.  To hear the interview, click here.

Nominators Jim and Cindy Mello with Rosemarie and Norm Bessette
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/c_ros.htm
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