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., May. 31, 2016
7:20 -
Robert A. Huggins, PhD, ATC, LAT
Robert A. Huggins, PhD, ATC, LAT, Vice President for Research & Elite Athlete Health and Performance at UConn's Korey Stringer Institute discusses the importance of hydration and preventing sudden death in sports.  To hear the interview, click here.

The well-hydrated Dr. Bob Huggins
Website Link: http://www.ksi.uconn.edu
Fri., May. 27, 2016
7:20 -
Pat Wrice
Pat Wrice, retiring after 18 years as Executive Director of Operation Fuel talks about the Willimantic Fuel Bank and Operation Fuel's summer program. 
Pat Wrice
Website Link: http://www.operationfuel.org
9:30 -
Author Bill Garwin
Author Bill Garwin discusses "Gone Wrong."
Website Link: http://www.norcal2025.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., May. 26, 2016
7:20 -
Gail Zeiba and Carolyn Stearns
Gail Zeiba and Carolyn Stearns talk about their local oral history project - "Frog City Stories: Willimantic, City of Diverse Threads." 

Gail Zeiba and Carolyn Stearns
Wed., May. 25, 2016
7:20 -
Riley Costello, Sarah Schenkkan, Steve Hayes and Matt Pugliese
Cast members Riley Costello, Sarah Schenkkan and Steve Hayes with Managing Director Matt Pugliese from the Connecticut Repertory Theater's production of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 

Matt Pugliese,  Steve Hayes, Sarah Schenkkan, and Riley Costello
Website Link: Click Here
9:30 -
Legal Ease with Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski from the Prue Law Group
Legal Ease with Attorney Evelina Ruszkowski from the Prue Law Group discusses Connecticut's DUI/OUI laws
Evelina Ruszkowski
Website Link: http://www.pruelawgroup.com
Tue., May. 24, 2016
7:20 -
David Guttchen
David Guttchen, the Director of the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care.

David Guttchen  
Website Link: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2995&Q=383408&opmNav_GID=1814
Mon., May. 23, 2016
7:20 -
Dr. Bernice Szafarek and Rebecca Allen
Dr. Bernice Szafarek from Szafarek Dental and Rebecca Allen from CCAR (Connecticut Communities for Addiction Recovery) discuss addiction recovery and oral health.  To hear the interview, click here.
Dr. Bernice Szafarek
Website Link: http://www.szafarekdental.com
9:10 -
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Lorraine Strenkowski
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Lorraine Strenkowski.  To hear the interview, click here.

Nominator Jennifer Wentworth and Lorraine Strenkowski
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/c_ros.htm
Fri., May. 20, 2016
7:20 -
Ruth Alumbaugh and Rachael LaPorte
Rachael LaPorte, General Manager of CLICK--Commercially Licensed Co-Operative Kitchen--and Ruth Alumbaugh talk about Taste Of The Valley and the Garden On The Bridge Concert Series. 

Rachael LaPorte and Ruth Alumbaugh
Website Link: http://clickwillimantic.com/
9:30 -
Author Edwina Orelus
Author Edwina Orelus talks about "The Soul Hypnotist."
Website Link: http://www.edwinaorelus.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., May. 19, 2016
7:20 -
Laura Cordes and Maria Busineau
Laura Cordes, Executive Director, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and Maria Busineau, Program Manager/Bilingual Advocate, Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut.  To hear the interview, click here.

Laura Cordes and Maria Busineau
Website Link: http://www.saccec.org
Wed., May. 18, 2016
7:20 -
Anne Parmenter
Trinity Field Hockey Coach Anne Parmenter talks about her 2006 climb of Mount Everest.  To hear the interview, click here.

Anne Parmenter
Tue., May. 17, 2016
7:20 -
Marie Roman
Marie Roman, Supervisor of Counseling Services with Masonicare Home Health & Hospice Partners discusses how veterans volunteer to provide Hospice services for veterans.

Marie Roman
Website Link: https://www.masonicare.org/Services/hospice-palliative/Pages/default.aspx
Mon., May. 16, 2016
7:20 -
Ethan Diani, Jacqueline Freeman and Andrea Lavery
Ten year old Hampton Elementary School student Ethan Diani, his mother Jacqueline Freeman and school principal Andrea Lavery talk about Ethan's "Buoy Buddy" invention which he will take to the National Invention Convention in Alexandria, Virginia.  To hear the interview, click here.

Andrea Lavery, Ethan Diani, and Jacqueline Freeman
Website Link: http://www.GoFunfMe.com/CIC2016 .
Fri., May. 13, 2016
7:20 -
Henry Weatherby
Attorney Henry Weatherby discusses proposed State budget cuts to the Department of Developmental Services and informs retired veterans about their entitled benefits.

Henry Weatherby 
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., May. 12, 2016
7:20 -
Michelle Ouimette
Michelle Ouimette, Managing Director of Roses For Autism in Guilford, a non-profit farm that provides employment opportunities to individuals with autism.  To hear the interview, click here.

Michelle Ouimette, holding the new Ardent Rose perfume, made from their own Lavande rose
Website Link: http://www.rosesforautism.com
9:15 -
Charlie Bender, Jim Bender, Tim Wentworth and John Wentworth
Charlie Bender, Jim Bender, Tim Wentworth and John Wentworth call from Colorado to recap their five days backpacking the Grand Canyon.
Jim Bender, Charlie Bender, Dawn Drum, John Drum and Wayne Norman on May 6, 2002.  To hear an interview and Wayne's memories of that experience, click here and scroll to May 11, 2016. 
9:30 -
Jim Turner
Willimantic Whitewater Partnership President Jim Turner talks about the WWP and Riverfest 2016.  To see Wayne Norman's photos from Riverfest 2009, click here.
Jim Turner
Website Link: http://www.willimanticwhitewater.org/
Wed., May. 11, 2016
7:20 -
Wayne Norman, Charlie Bender, Jim Bender, Dawn Drum and John Drum
Wayne Norman records his experiences while backpacking the Grand Canyon May 6-10, 2002 with Charlie and Jim Bender, and Dawn and John Drum. Original airdate: July 10, 2002. To hear the interview, click here and scroll to May 11, 2016.  To read about Wayne's excursion and see pictures, visit http://www.wili-am.com/gc.htm.
Jim Bender, Charlie Bender, Dawn Drum, John Drum and Wayne Norman on May 6, 2002.
Website Link: http://www.wili-am.com/gc.htm
Tue., May. 10, 2016
7:20 -
Nancy Palinski
Owner Nancy Palinski from Hebron Travel talks about travel and the benefits of using a travel agency. To hear the interview, click here.
Website Link: http://hebrontravelagency.com/
9:30 -
Glenn Field
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Glenn Field from talks about the National Weather Service's spotter training sessions, including one in Canterbury on Tuesday May 10.
Website Link: http://www.weather.gov/box/skywarn#fragment-2
Mon., May. 9, 2016
7:50 -
Rachel Hadyka
Lutz Children's Museum Animal Program Educator Rachel Hadyka with 6-month old Chuckles XIII, Connecticut's new official state groundhog and Sarge, a 4-foot bald python.  Original airdate, October 2, 2012. To hear the interview, click here.
 
Rachel is on the left


Chuckles really appreciated Wayne's banana

 
Sarge
Website Link: http://www.lutzmuseum.org/
9:30 -
Tom Nielsen. Jack Collins and Joe Lemieux
Local musicians Jack Collins, Tom Nielsen and Joe Lemieux talk about Saturday's benefit concert for the community meals program at the First Baptist Church of Willimantic.
Fri., May. 6, 2016
7:20 -
Charlie Naumec
Charlie Naumec from Fair Treatment of Mansfield Taxpayers.

Charlie Naumec
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., May. 5, 2016
7:45 -
Andy Rzeznikiewicz
Andy Rzeznikiewicz, Land Manager with the Connecticut Audubon Society in Pomfret talks about birding, bird migration, bird feeders, owls, woodcocks, and the diminishing monarch butterfly population.  Original airdate: September 30, 2013. To hear the interview, click here.
Andy Rzeznikiewicz
Website Link: http://www.ctaudubon.org
9:15 -
Charlie Bender, Jim Bender, Tim Wentworth and John Wentworth
Charlie Bender, Jim Bender, Tim Wentworth and John Wentworth call from the rim of the Grand Canyon before backpacking for five days. 
Jim Bender, Charlie Bender, Dawn Drum, John Drum and Wayne Norman on May 6, 2002.  To hear an interview and Wayne's memories of that experience, click here and scroll to May 11, 2016. 
9:30 -
Ray Axelrod
Ray Axelrod, national representative for the National Railroad Historical Society talks about the opening of the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum and Saturday's Metal Fest. 
Ray Axelrod
Website Link: http://www.cteastrrmuseum.org/
Wed., May. 4, 2016
7:20 -
Matt Pugliese and Vincent Cardinal
Matt Pugliese, CRT Managing Director, and Vincent Cardinal, CRT Artistic Director talk about the Connecticut Repertory Theater's summer 2016 season.
Vincent Cardinal and Matt Pugliese
Website Link: http://crt.uconn.edu/
Tue., May. 3, 2016
7:20 -
Maria Nazario, Angel Rivera Ayala and Jose Camacho
Windham Public Schools Family Liasons Maria Nazario (Windham High), Angel Rivera Ayala (Natchaug Elementary) and Jose Camacho (Windham Middle School) talk about Family Liasons in the Windham Public Schools and the May 21 Community Expo.
7:45 -
Michael Starkey
Ecologist Michael Starkey, Advisory Committee Chair with "Save The Frogs," the world's leading amphibian conservation organization.  Original airdate: June 28, 2013. To hear the interview, click here.
Michael Starkey
Website Link: http://savethefrogs.com
Mon., May. 2, 2016
7:20 -
Elisa Gianelli and Amber Guillmette
Talent buyer Elisa Gianelli and Program Coordinator Amber Guillmette preview the 2016 3rd Thursday Street Fests

Elisa Gianelli and Amber Guillmette
Website Link: http://www.willimanticstreetfest.com/
8:15 -
Shawn Maynard and James Watson
Shawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Windham Hospital Foundation, and James Watson, MD, Chair - Golf Classic Committee talk about upcoming Foundation events. 

Shawn Maynard and James Watson
Website Link: http://www.windhamhospital.org/
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