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Marty Hausberger

Marty is the morning news anchor/reporter for WCTY, WICH, WNLC and Roxy FM. Previously, he was assistant bureau chief for Metro Networks in Hartford where he anchored for radio stations in Hartford, New Haven and New London. He was also the state capitol correspondent, covering the governor and legislature. Marty started in Connecticut at WVVE-FM, “The Wave” in both sales and news.

A native of Kentucky, Marty is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He bleeds “BLUE” for UK football and basketball.

Marty lives in East Lyme with his wife Angie and their three kids, Camden (14) Audrey (12) and Amanda (9) along with their dog, Checkers. Marty coaches youth baseball, basketball, and soccer. He enjoys cycling, golf and tennis.

 
 
Joe Tasca

Joe Tasca has worked in the WICH news department since the spring of 2007.  He does it all, from anchoring newscasts to covering local meetings across the region.

Born and raised in Westerly, Rhode Island, Joe is a proud graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden.  He has a great passion for reading and writing (but not arithmetic).  Joe is an avid consumer of social science books, particularly contemporary philosophy.  He also has a strong interest in how technology impacts human behavior. 

Joe is a huge hockey fan, and travels across the continent every winter to enjoy the sport.  He writes a popular hockey column for the website Kukla's Korner.  During the warmer months, Joe can most likely be found playing a round of golf at Elmridge, his home course, in Pawcatuck.

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 Michael Morrisette
Mike Morrisette
 
Mike Morrissette has the longest tenure of any newscaster in Eastern Connecticut. Mike works the daily news grind from the WILI newsroom at 720 Main Street, Willimantic.
He came to WILI in 1987 after his first news gig at WICH/WCTY in Norwich. Mike is a 1986 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, and an accomplished drummer. His playing has been heard on various radio and television commercials over the past two decades. He is a charter member of The Drive Band, which plays throughout New England.  Mike recently joined the group Rewind which plays frequently at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den. See photos of Mike playing with the oldies band "Tribute" by clicking here.
Mike has been WILI News Director since 1990. He is a native of the area and is in touch with many newsmakers. If it's happening, Mike either knows about it or knows someone who does. Mike lives in the town of Scotland with his wife, Cindy, along with their cat Otis, and their new puppy, "Lucy."
 
 John Tuite
John Tuite
 
John Tuite has worked in various functions at WILI for over 20 years.  His primary responsibility is as a newscaster, but he has also done every announcing shift at WILI at some point, including the morning show.  You can also hear John's voice as the PA announcer at UConn basketball and football home games.  He is an outstanding sportscaster, having called hundreds of UConn basketball and soccer games.  And he teamed with WILI's Wayne Norman to broadcast a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in 2003. 
 
Kevin Gorden
 
Kevin is a Norwich native, having grown up listening to Stu Bryer and WICH radio. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1978, the year of the great blizzard, and went on to Syracuse University, studying communications, and working at the student-run campus radio station there, graduating in 1983. Kevin briefly worked at radio stations in Stonington, and Claremont, New Hampshire, before coming to Hall Communications in May 1984. He's done sports, news, and D.J’ing here, and still enjoy telling people what’s going on in the world, and in their local towns. He's also an avid fan of all Boston professional sports teams, as well as S.U. basketball and football, of course, and is anxiously awaiting the next national championships for all my sports teams.
 Neil Brac WILI
 Neil Braccidiferro
 
While Neil is the new kid on the block in the WILI newsroom, he's been around the broadcasting block a few times. Neil caught the radio bug early on, as a kid growing up in Hamden, Connecticut. While studying at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, the radio thing began at WSHU-FM. Then it was onto WYBC-FM in New Haven, the Yale University radio station at the time, where Neil served as news anchor, music programmer and program director.

A news internship became a full-time news anchor/reporter position at WPLR-FM in New Haven and WHCN-FM in Hartford. Connecticut news experience led Neil to a television news editor position at WTNH-TV channel 8 and at Fox 61 in Hartford. Following a stint as a anchor/reporter and copywriter for the radio news wire service WestWood One-Metro Networks in Hartford, Neil worked as a public relations specialist and writer for the OpSail2000 Tall Ship Festival in New London and Groton.

Neil lives in West Hartford with his family, but travels to New Haven, whenever possible for "real pizza”, and doesn't golf nearly enough to even be considered a duffer. He enjoys photography, music, specifically, jazz, funk, soul and rock...oh yeah, and listening to the radio
 


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