WILI (AM)

Infobox Radio station
name = WILI


city = Willimantic, Connecticut
branding = "Good Company 14 WILI"
slogan =
airdate = 1957
frequency = 1400 kHz
format = Full service| power = 1,000 Watts
class = C
affiliations = ABC Entertainment, ESPN Radio, Westwood One
website = http://www.wili.com/am
callsign_meaning = WILlImantic
owner = Hall Communications

WILI (1400 AM) is a radio station in Willimantic, Connecticut, broadcasting at 1kW. It is affiliated with the ABC Entertainment Network, the Red Sox Radio Network, the UConn Basketball and Football Networks, and the Connecticut Defenders Radio Network. Its sister station is WILI-FM/98.3.

Ownership

In May 2005, Florida-based [http://www.hallradio.com Hall Communications] reached an agreement to acquire WILI and WILI-FM from Nutmeg Broadcasting Co. At the time of the purchase, Hall already owned WICH and WCTY in Norwich and WNLC and WKNL in New London. In addition, Hall owns a number of stations in medium-sized markets along the eastern seaboard from Vermont to Florida.cite news |work=The Day (New London, CT) |title=Florida radio company to buy two Willimantic stations |date=2005-05-04 |url=http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-17040815_ITM |first=Anthony |last=Cronin]

Personalities

* Wayne Norman--Weekday mornings 6-10 AM, currently with the longest continuously running morning show in New England (1971). Featuring daily live in-studio interviews, with comprehensive news, sports, and weather reports.
* Mike Morrissette--News Director, morning news anchor, and staff reporter for over 20 years.
* John Tuite--Midday newscaster and host of the eclectic oldies show "The Vinyl Frontier" weekdays 11 AM to noon.
* Jesse Collins--Afternoon newscaster and reporter since 2001.
* The Oldies Doctor--Henry Paulhus--host of WILI's "Saturday Morning 60's" oldies show (7-10 AM).
* Paul Harvey--Legendary ABC newscaster with news reports at 8:30 AM, 12:10 PM, and "The Rest Of The Story" at 2:54 PM.
* Roger Adams--Host of "Business Outlook" Tuesdays at 5:10 PM.
* Bruce and Hanna Clements--Hosts of "The Neighborhood" Tuesdays at 5:30 PM.
* The Computer Tamers--Computer tips show Wednesdays at 5:10 PM.
* The Republic Forum--Local political talk Thursdays at 5:10 PM.
* Let's Talk About It--Local political talk Fridays at 5:10 PM.
* Jerry Doyle--Nationally syndicated talk show weekday afternoons 3 to 5 PM.
* Jim Bohannon--Nationally syndicated talk show weeknights 10 PM to 1 AM.
* Lars Larson--Nationally syndicated talk show weeknights 1 AM to 4 AM
* America In The Morning--Morning news magazine hosted by Jim Bohannon 5 to 6 AM.
* The Carey Brothers with "On The House" Saturdays 10 AM to noon.
* ESPN Radio--Non game weeknights and weekend afternoons noon to 6 PM.

Boom Box Parade

WILI-AM has gotten international attention for its unusual [http://www.wili-am.com/parade.htm July 4th Boom Box Parade] . Called "Connecticut's Unique People's Parade," it is the largest parade of its kind in the world.

References

External links

* [http://www.wili.com/am WILI official homepage]
*AMQ|WILI
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*AMARB|WILI


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