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. 30, 2016
7:20 -
Mark Roy
Beatles expert Mark Roy talks about Beatles movies and movies about the Beatles.  To hear the interview, click here.
Wayne Norman and Mark Roy standing in front of Wayne's Sgt. Pepper tapestry
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. 29, 2016
7:20 -
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental in Columbia discusses "The Many Faces of Tobacco"
Website Link: http://www.szafarekdental.com
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
7:20 -
Steve Wisensale
UConn Department of Human Development & Family Studies Professor Steven Wisensale discusses "Baseball and Society: Politics, Economics, Race and Gender." Original airdate: May 10, 2012. To hear the interview, click here.
Steve Wisensale
Peter Morenus photo, courtesy of the University of Connecticut
Website Link: Click Here
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
7:20 -
Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble
The Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble's annual tradition of playing live Christmas music on WILI.  Original airdate: December 23, 2014.  To hear the interview and music, click here.
Joe Tomanelli (sax), Phil Palonen (guitar), June Bisantz (vocals) and Christopher Kollegger (bass)
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. 22, 2016
7:20 -
Rob Rosado
Willimantic Police Chief Rob Rosado.  To hear the interview, click here.

Chief Rob Rosado
Website Link: http://www.willimanticpolice.org/
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
7:20 -
Bill Potvin
Bill Potvin from Hosmer Mountain Beverages talks about soda, the collector bottle gift items, and doo-wop music.  To hear the interview, click here.

Bill Potvin with his assortment of collector bottles


Wayne Norman telling the folks in Maui about Hosmer Soda in November 2016
Website Link: https://hosmersoda.com/
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
7:20 -
Jonathan Harris
Connecticut Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris discusses consumer issues including holiday shopping, utility scams, and medical marijuana.  To hear the interview, click here.
Jonathan Harris
Website Link: http://www.ct.gov/dcp/
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
7:20 -
Karen Adamson
Operation Fuel Executive Director Karen Adamson.  To hear the interview, click here.

Karen Adamson
Website Link: http://www.operationfuel.org
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
7:20 -
Windham State Representative Susan Johnson
Windham State Representative Susan Johnson previews the start of the 2017 legislation session.  To hear the interview, click here.
Susan Johnson
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. 15, 2016
7:20 -
Kim, Kent, Cameron and Cole
Wayne's San Diego sister Kimberly, her husband Kent, with kids Cameron (13) and Cole (11). To hear the interview, click here.

Wayne with Cole, Kent, Kimberly and Cami
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
7:20 -
Santa and Merry Claus
Santa and Merry Claus update their busy time at the North Pole and places south.




Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
7:20 -
Julia DeLapp, Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, and Leah Slawinowski
Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, Julia DeLapp, Director of Eastern's Center for Early Childhood Education, and Leah Slawinowski, student researcher discuss what makes a good toy and the results of Eastern's annual TIMPANI Toy Study.  To hear the interview, click here.

Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Leah Slawinowski, and Julia DeLapp with the finalists: Cookie Set, Kinetic Sand, Plus-Plus (winner), and Picnic Set


The Plus-Plus was the 2016 TIMPANI winner
Website Link: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/timpani
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
7:20 -
Angela Howell
Stage and screen actress and singer Angela C. Howell from Windham.   To hear the interview, click here.
Angela Howell with her father Arthur Howell
Website Link: http://www.angelachowell.com
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016
7:20 -
Tom and Lee Terry and Tim Wineland
Tom and Lee Terry and Tim Wineland from Renaissance Revival Chamber Choir.
Tom and Lee Terry
9:30 -
Bob Burns
Bob Burns, a coach with Windham BIGG PLAY on their 2000 baseball trip to China, tell the story of how the players and coaches met astronaut/Senator John Glenn in Beijing.  To hear the interview, click here.

From 2000: Eric Rustmann, Phil Cobb, John Glenn, Jared Nelson and Erich Heinonen
Website Link: http://www.biggplay.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., Dec. 8, 2016
7:20 -
29th District State Senator Mae Flexer
State Senator Mae Flexer (D-29th) discusses issues that affect Eastern Connecticut, including state budget issues, and domestic violence and the 2017 legislative session.  To hear the interview, click here.

Mae Flexer, holding the 2017 WILI Weather Calendar that will be hung in her office
Website Link: http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/flexer.php
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
7:20 -
Ruth Alumbaugh, Faith Moran, Emmanuel Silva, DeVannie Cesar, and Elsabet and Stephen Ferruci
Piano teacher Ruth Alumbaugh with students Faith Moran, Emmanuel Silva, DeVannie Cesar, and Elsabet and Stephen Ferruci talk about the December 13 "A Season of Joy" music recital.

DeVannie Cesar, Wayne Norman, Emmanuel Silva, Elsabet and Stephen Ferruci and Faith Moran
9:30 -
Legal Ease with Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski from the Prue Law Group
Legal Ease with Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski from the Prue Law Group discussing identity theft
Evelina Ruszkowski
Website Link: http://www.pruelawgroup.com/
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
7:20 -
Turkey expert Dale May
Turkey biologist Dale May talks about wild turkeys. Original airdate: December 11, 2013. To hear the interview, click here. 
Dale May
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
7:20 -
Author Wally Lamb
Author Wally Lamb talks about his latest novel "I'll Take You There."  To hear the interview, click here.

Wayne Norman with Wally Lamb
Website Link: https://vimeo.com/187468843
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
7:20 -
Pat Kitchen, Cathy Tormey, and Deb Johnson
Pat Kitchen, President of the Windham Area Family Child Care Association, Cathy Tormey, Grant Facilitator, and Deb Johnson from the state OEC (Office of Early Childhood) talk about the Windham Area Family Child Care Association.  To hear the interview, click here.

Deb Johnson, Cathy Tormey, and Pat Kitchen
Website Link: http://wafcca.webstarts.com/index.html
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. 1, 2016
7:20 -
John Doran
John Doran, who's building a home for disabled veteran Sean Pesce in collaboration with Homes For Our Troops.  To hear the interview, click here.

John Doran
Website Link: https://www.hfotusa.org/
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