Lots of changes over the summer in local television and radio as people come and go.
Among those who have gone were NBC CT’s investigative team members Chris Coffey, now at WMAQ in Chicago and Monica Buchanan, named media relations manager at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
One of those positions has been filled by George Colli, formerly with Fox Ct.Meanwhile over at WTNH, news director Erik Schrader has been named president and general manager of KSNW in Wichita. Taking over his job at the New Haven-based station is Al Carl. Carl has been at WTNH for over a year and is has previous experience as an executive producer and assistant news director at several other stations. And in case you haven’t heard, Friday marks longtime morning show co-host Allison Demers last day on the job at WRCH-FM. Demers, who has been at CBS’s WRCH for 13 years and co-hosts the morning show “Allan, Mike and Allison” with Allan Campo and Mike Stacy, is stepping down to do “mommy” things, she said. An ordained minister in the First Assembly of God, Demers said she will continue her missionary work when she leaves the station.
“That’s it,” said Demers as she counts down her final hours. “I couldn’t wait for the day to come so I can have a normal life, but now I am overwhelmed. It’s bittersweet,” she said. “I will miss it, but will like not getting up early or driving in blizzards,” she said. “And I will miss Allan and Mike. I grew up with them.”
Steve Salhany, operations manager for CBS Radio’s four stations in the Hartford market (WTIC-AM, WTIC-FM, WRCH-FM and WZMX-FM), said Demers’ replacement is expected to be named in the next few weeks.