WDRC/Hartford Adds Three News Shows To Lineup
December 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM (PT)
CONNOISSEUR MEDIA News/Talk WDRC-A (THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT)/HARTFORD welcomes the new year with three new additions to its lineup starting JANUARY 4th.
"ED Says," hosted by ED OLIVEIRA, will debut WEEKDAYS from 10a-12p (ET), featuring news and commentary on everything from local news and politics to national stories and pop culture.
Said OLIVEIRA: “I couldn’t be happier for the opportunity to bring real conversation to talk radio. Not just a talking head screaming at the converted, but a show where the listener’s voice is just as important as mine. Real conversation, debate and the exchange of ideas isn’t dead.”
DAN LOVALLO will return to WDRC as host of "Front And Center," WEEKDAYS at NOON to 1p (ET), in exclusive partnership with FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS. LOVALLO previously hosted a popular drive-time talk show on the HARTFORD-based radio stations, commenting on politics and other current events.
Commented LOVALLO: “WDRC and the TALK OF CONNECTICUT have always been close to my heart, so I am excited to be returning to host this show. I'm also thrilled that FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS has agreed to sponsor the program.”
Added FRONTIER SVP/GM PAUL QUICK: “As a major economic contributor in CONNECTICUT, we are proud to partner with WDRC by putting local businesses 'Front And Center.' By sharing stories of success, innovation and job creation, 'Front And Center' will help promote and enhance the business climate in our state for everyone from start-ups to multinational corporations. “
“Bringing local talk programming back to CONNECTICUT was one of our big missions when CONNOISSEUR purchased the stations over a year ago,” said Operations Manager KEITH DAKIN. “We couldn’t be happier to bring a talk radio superstar like DAN back into the fold as well as expose the audience to a fresh new talent like ED.”
In addition, every SATURDAY and SUNDAY morning, HARTFORD’s legendary “Big D” is back on the TALK OF CONNECTICUT with longtime local on-air personality and music historian ROB RAY taking listeners for a visit down memory lane from 6a to 10a (ET).
Commented RAY: “I’m really excited to be bringing back 'The Big D' on the station where you heard these songs originally! You’ll be hearing your favorites, a few you haven’t heard in a long time, as well as some surprises that will take you back in time.”
Added CONNOISSEUR MEDIA CONNECTICUT GM KRISTIN OKESSON: “I see a big opportunity in the HARTFORD market to deliver live and local radio and build upon hall of fame broadcaster BRAD DAVIS’ morning show. These new talk additions will offer opinions, won’t be predictable and will allow the listener an opportunity to engage with hosts who are fair and thoughtful. I thank FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS for their partnership on this venture.”