It’s official. The WDRC-FM morning show has a new name and new permanent hosts.
Buckley Vice President and General Manager Eric Fahnoe announced Mike Stevens and Kim Zachary are the permanent morning talent on the new “Mike and Kim in the Morning Show.”
The two shared duties with former WDRC Jerry Kristafer on the now defunct “Big D Morning Show.” Kristafer was let go two weeks ago.
Seems WFSB’s Denise D’Ascenzo isn’t the only one going to Boston next month to pick up some silver. Jerry Franklin, president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), is also being awarded a Silver Circle award by the Boston/New England Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
The Silver Circle is a special recognition that honors veteran television professionals who have made significant contributions to their community, the television industry and to individuals training for careers in the field of television.
They are usually the ones to report the news on television, but this time around, they are the news.
WFSB anchor Denise D’Ascenzo will be inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Science prestigious Silver Circle. The Silver Circle honors veteran television professionals who have made significant contributions to their community, the television industry and to individuals training for careers in the field of television.
Over at NBC Connecticut/WVIT the welcome mat is officially out for former WFSB reporter Len Besthoff. The veteran journalist has joined the West Hartford-based station’s Troubleshooters Unit as chief investigative reporter.
“Len will be an invaluable addition to our Troubleshooters team. His depth of sources and knowledge of the Connecticut market will take the investigative team’s advocacy on behalf of our viewers to a new level,” said Ric Harris, NBC Connecticut president and general manager. “With Len’s expertise, we will go even deeper in uncovering corruption, finding government waste and holding officials accountable for their actions.”
NBC Connecticut also welcomes new reporter Abbey Niezgoda.
She previously worked for WLNE-TV ABC6 in Providence, RI.