Melissa in the Morning is hosted by Melissa Sheketoff who gathers top news headlines locally and nationally to keep WICC600 listeners in the know, delivering the information that matters most to you.
Every week, enjoy live interviews from state leaders, business owners and local experts. Melissa has recently connected with Governor Ned Lamont, who has agreed to take YOUR questions bi-weekly on the show. Consistently, Melissa also talks to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and State Senator Tony Hwang. Local experts include infectious disease expert, Dr. Fred Browne of Griffin Health, Luke Frey from the Better Business Bureau, The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and Bridgeport Health Director Lisa Morrissey.
Enjoy original weekly segments like “Community Inspiration,” “Marriage Advice” and “Crime on the Mind.” Community Inspiration highlights Connecticut residents who live normal lives doing extraordinary things. Every week, you can meet people of all ages who are inspiring their community and loved ones through their work, outlook on life, actions and good deeds. Marriage advice is a bi-weekly check-in with relationship consultant, Bob Donovan, who gives tips to a healthy marriage and perspective for couples to think about. Crime on the Mind features Lt. James Perez from the Fairfield Police Department, who travels around the country teaching crime prevention to other police departments. He gives us the top crimes happening right now and tips for the public to stay safe and be proactive.
You’ll hear weather and traffic on the 6’s from our chief meteorologist Bill Jacquemin and our traffic reporter Kellie Quinn.
1. Jamie Barone was a founder of the aquatics program at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. How he has been a big part of training Olympic athletes and his connection to the games. ((00:10)) 2. Is it OK to remain friends with people of the opposite gender after you get married? Marriage consultant, Bob Donovan, gives…Continue Reading
Do you speak cat? (Yes, it’s a real thing!) Then you may be a good human for LillyMay! This beautiful 6-year-old girl is looking for a home with cat experience who can read her signals when she wants to have “me time” and when she’s ready for lots of affection. With her unique fur coat…Continue Reading
RECIPE: 1. Coat your pan with olive oil and Italian seasoning before placing tilapia in the pan to cook. 2. Pan fry the fish on both sides for about 2-3 minutes each or until brown. 3. Place fish to the side. 4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of capers, 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of white…Continue Reading
1. Governor Lamont answered your questions from Sikorsky Airport plans to car thefts and of course covid! ((00:00)) 2. The Farm Aid Festival is back in CT and benefiting our farmers. Learn how you can enjoy music and support the industry. ((1547)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images PlusContinue Reading
1. Senator Richard Blumenthal talked about the importance of improving Metro North. He says it’s something he believes needs more funding in the latest jobs package…but how much is that going to cost? ((00:10)) 2. Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwestern CT needs your help to collect school supplies for kids. Here’s a link to…Continue Reading
1. A 7-million dollar grant will bring upgrades to Bridgeport’s Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Dan Onofrio of BRBC talks about the possibility of the airport becoming more commercial in future. ((00:10)) 2. Westport is bringing in dozens of new businesses! First Selectman Jim Marpe shares how the town is attracting new businesses and making more improvements…Continue Reading
1. Stamford Mayor David Martin admits that some paraprofessional positions were cut for kindergarten classes in the district. But there are also a lot of para jobs available? What’s the deal? ((00:10)) 2. More than 60 percent of Americans say they have experienced loneliness prior to the pandemic. So how do we combat the problem?…Continue Reading
Co-Founder of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin comes to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Friday October 8, 2021. For ticket info visit www.oakdale.com. Enter to win a pair of tickets! Your browser does not support iframes. Please visit https://wicc600.listenernetwork.com/Contest/7EWTMB. Continue Reading
1. Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick is furious with the former CFO of the town. Why she says taxpayers are paying the price for crimes they didn’t commit. ((00:10)) 2. The Maritime Aquarium is hosting a “Sensory Friendly Evening” next week. What does that mean and why make the extra effort? ((14:14)) 3. Police are…Continue Reading
1. Congressman Jim Himes addressed covid numbers going up and why people should get the vaccine. But is there a better way to handle negative propoganda around the shot? ((00:10)) 2. Senator Kevin Kelly talked about the approval of the emergency powers for the governor and why there are bigger implications behind the decision. ((10:51))…Continue Reading