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

Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
7:20 -
John Bell
Dr. John Bell, director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry , talks about the current exhibition: "Mascots! Mask Performance in the 21st Century, costumed mascots of college and professional sports." To hear the interview, click here.
John Bell
Website Link: Click Here
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
7:20 -
Allison Heneghan
Allison Heneghan, Director of Communications and Development at Generations Family Health Center discusses health issues and the November 2 diabetes fair.  To hear the interview, click here.

Website Link: http://www.genhealth.org/
9:15 -
Windham Town Manager Jim Rivers
Windham Town Manager Jim Rivers talks about Windham's response to the damaging wind storm.
Wayne Norman and Jim Rivers
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
7:20 -
Author Mark Mathew Braunstein
Author Mark Mathew Braunstein talks about "Good Girls On Bad Drugs--Addiction Non Fiction of the Unhappy Hookers." To hear the interview, click here.

Mark Mathew Braunstein
Website Link: https://www.goodgirlsonbaddrugs.com/
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., Oct. 26, 2017
7:20 -
James Finger
Former Windham Town Planner James Finger talks about his 28.5 years serving Windham and growing up in Germany.  To hear the interview, click here.

James Finger
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
7:20 -
Rosie Hernandez, Michelle Daleb, Chelsea Orefice and Allie Vining
Rosie Hernandez, quality adviser of Middle School after school, Enrichment Coordinator & PCU Coordinator, talks about the fall Parent and Community University on October 28, and  Windham High Volleyball Coach Michelle Daleb with players Chelsea Orefice and Allie Vining talking about the Dig Pink Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research on October 27. 

Rose Hernandez, Margaret Chatey, Allie Vining, Michelle Daleb, and Chelsea Orefice
9:30 -
Legal Ease with attorney Ailla Wasstrom-Evans from the Prue Law Group
Legal Ease with attorney Ailla Wasstrom-Evans from the Prue Law Group giving a 2017 Connecticut Legislative Year in Review
Website Link: http://www.pruelawgroup.com
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017
7:20 -
Bidya Ranjeet, Susana M. Ulloa, Joyleen Albarracin, and Steve Alba
Dr. Bidya Ranjeet, Executive Director of the Center for Academic Programs and Director of the Student Support Services Program, Susana Ulloa, Director of High School Initiatives with UConn's Center for Academic ProgramsJoyleen Albarracin, alumna of the Student Support Services Program, and Steve Alba, Alum of the Upward Bound/ConnCAP Program.  To hear the interview, click here

Website Link: http://cap.uconn.edu/
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
7:20 -
Phil Pavone
Norwich pawnbroker and former Willimantic resident Phil Pavone talks about A to Z Pawn "Gift of Mobility" wheelchair giveaway December 10 in Norwich.  To hear the interview, click here.

Phil Pavone
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
7:20 -
Author Richard Pfau
Author Dr. Richard Pfau from Mansfield talks about "Your Behavior: Understanding and Changing the Things You Do." To hear the interview, click here.

Dr. Richard Pfau
9:30 -
Author Marissa Thomas
Author Marissa Thomas talks about "How Not To Succeed In Hollywood."  To hear the interview, click here.
Website Link: https://www.marissathomas.net/
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., Oct. 19, 2017
7:20 -
Jim Turner, Jess LeClair and Zachary Stygar
Jim Turner from the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership with Jess LeClair and Zachary Stygar from ECSU's Institute For Sustainable Energy update progress on the Willimantic Whitewater Park and announce an initiative to create a new work of public art along the Willimantic River.  To hear a recent update on the WWP, click here and scroll to March 7, 2018.

Zachary Stygar, Jess LeClair and Jim Turner
Website Link: http://www.landartgenerator.org/project.html
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
7:20 -
Donna Handley
Donna Handley, Hartford HealthCare's new president for Windham and Backus hospitals.  To hear a recent interview with Donna, click here and scroll to March 20, 2018.

Donna Handley
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017
7:20 -
Walter Woodward
Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward discusses the state's history and the Connecticut Witch Trials.  To hear the interview, click here.
Walt Woodward
Website Link: http://cthistory.org/about-the-osh.html
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
7:20 -
Dr. Robert Jennette
Dr. Robert Jennette from Eastern Connecticut State University discusses fall health issues and the Health, Wellness and Benefit Expo at ECSU October 17.
Dr. Robert Jennette
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
7:20 -
David Wollner and Karen Gilbransen
David Wollner and Karen Gilbransen talk about Thread City Hop Fest presents "Oktoberfest 2017."
David Wollner and Karen Gilbransen
Website Link: http://www.threadcityhopfest.com/oktoberfest/
8:15 -
Patti Philippon and Tom Manning
Patti Philippon, Executive Director and Tom Manning, Curator of Clocks at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol. Original airdate: September 21, 2015. To hear the interview, click here.
Tom Manning and Patti Philippon
Website Link: http://www.clockandwatchmuseum.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
Website Link: https://soundcloud.com/books-on-parade
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
7:20 -
Felice Duffy
Attorney Felice Duffy talks about the impact of Title IX on girls, women, and society. To hear the interview, click here.

Wayne Norman and Felice Duffy
Website Link: http://www.DuffyLawCT.com
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
7:45 -
Author John Ramsey
Author John Ramsey talks about Connecticut's Cold War history. Original airdate: June 24, 2016.  To hear the interview, click here.
Author John Ramsey
Website Link: http://coldwar-ct.com
9:30 -
Legal Ease with attorney Pat Prue from the Prue Law Group
Legal Ease with attorney Pat Prue from the Prue Law Group discusses probating an estate
Website Link: http://www.pruelawgroup.com
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
Ken Sweitzer
The sideline reporter for WILI's UConn football broadcasts, former UConn quarterback Ken Sweitzer.  To hear the interview, click here.
Website Link: http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042914aaa.html
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
7:20 -
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental in Columbia talks about personalizing your smile
Website Link: http://www.szafarekdental.com
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
7:20 -
Bev York
Bev York from the Mill Museum talks about witches and the "Nightmare on Main" exhibit.  To hear the interview, click here.

Bev York, wearing her puritan clothing with a witch's hat
Website Link: http://www.millmuseum.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., Oct. 5, 2017
Windham State Representative Susan Johnson
Windham State Representative Susan Johnson reads a citation from the Connecticut Legislature honoring WILI's 60th Anniversary.  To hear the interview, click here.
6:10 -
WILI's 60th anniversary
WILI's 60th anniversary:  Wayne Norman interviews past members of our air staff. These interviews can be heard by clicking here and scrolling to October 1-5 2007.  Guests today: 60s Bill Olds (1960's sports), Bob Chasse (first engineer), Bob Gregory (1960's announcer), Bud Fisher (1973-74 announcer), Cindy Bailen (1977-78 announcer),  Howard Cosell (1970s-80s ABC sportscaster), Danny Chun (1980's News Director), Dave Evan (1970-2004 General Manager), Denise Bellamy (1980-90's announcer/sales), Gordon Smith (1980's announcer), Grahame Winters (1990's announcer), Dan Hayden (1970's announcer),  Herbert C. Rice (Chairman Of The Board, Nutmeg Broadcasting Company), Jeff Reisman (1970s news), Jim Duffy (1960's news/sports), Nick Bell (1960's announcer), CT Governor Jodi Rell, State Representative Susan Johnson, Steve Kotchko (1970's News Director), Brian Lapis (1990's announcer), Larry Davis (1970-71 announcer, Larry King (1970's talk show host), Lynn Moebus (1980's news),  Casey Kasem (American Top 40 host), Mark Roy (1970's News Director), Mark "The Shark" Christopher (1980's announcer), Frank Melo (1970's sports), Mike Gerardi (1960's announcer), Mike Rice (President, Nutmeg Broadcasting Company), Les Morrell (1970's announcer), Norm MacDonald (1977-1991 Meteorologist), Todd Glickman (1970's-80's Meteorologist),  Richard Hoffman (1980's News Director), Robin Lee Jennings (1980 announcer), Steve Coates (1990's news), Tom Lyons (1972 announcer), Terry Ley (1970's announcer), and Wolfman Jack (1981-83 announcer).  To see some of these alums from our 50th anniversary week in 2007, click here.


Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/50.htm
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
7:20 -
Patty Sandness
Patty Sandness from Buell's Orchard in Eastford talks about the Fall Festival. 
Website Link: http://www.buellsorchard.com/
7:45 -
Yolanda Negron and James Flores
Yolanda Negron and James Flores talk about the outstanding local response helping Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.  To hear the interview, click here.

James Flores and Yolanda Negron
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
7:20 -
Jim Zahansky
You And Your Money: Jim Zahansky from Weiss & Hale Financial discusses financial planning and identity theft.  To hear a recent interview with Jim, click here and scroll to May 9, 2018.
Jim Zahansky
Website Link: http://www.weissandhale.com/
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
7:20 -
Cathy Shires and Micky Welles
President Cathy Shires and Vice President Micky Welles from the Windham Regional Arts Council.

Cathy Shires and Micky Welles.  Cathy is an "egg artist" and is holding the special egg she made for WILI's 60th anniversary on October 5
Website Link: http://www.windhamrac.org/
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