Melissa in the Morning is hosted by Melissa Sheketoff who gathers top news headlines locally and nationally to keep WICC 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 meteorologist Paul Piorek and our traffic reporter Chris Williams.
Northford resident, Eddie Carroll, was hoping to catch the biggest blue in our annual Greatest Bluefish Tournament. But she caught something much bigger! Hear his story about catching a brown shark on a paddleboard! ((00:00)) One of the biggest stories this summer in Connecticut is the audit exposing falsified tickets filed by state troopers. We…Continue Reading
COVID-19 Hospitalizations are up by another 19-percent. According to the CDC, deaths also saw a large jump by 21-percent in one week. More than half of US states saw a “substantial” jump. South Dakota had the biggest spike, with hospitalizations surging more than 127-percent in one week. A new booster shot targeting the newest strain…Continue Reading
We are in the midst of back-to-school season and we want to talk about safety inside and outside of school. Bridgeport School Resource Sgt. Tresha Parks gave us insight to what is done in the city outside and inside the building. ((00:00)) There is no such thing as tick season; ticks are in Connecticut all…Continue Reading
Scam Alert: BBB Serving Connecticut has noticed a trend coming back with a vengeance. The “Can You Hear Me?” scheme is fooling people left and right. Kristen Johnson with the BBB shares why you can’t just pick up the phone and what to say instead of “yes.” ((00:00)) Forbes recently highlighted the importance of listening…Continue Reading
Earlier this year, news broke about an audit looking at state police potentially falsifying thousands of traffic tickets. But the Connecticut State Police Union says the findings were shared prematurely. Andrew Matthews of the union shared the aftermath to troopers in the state and discrepancies in the report. ((00:00)) It’s an illness that can destroy…Continue Reading
We spoke with Ben Sheen of New York, who was this year’s unofficial winner of the WICC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth. Continue Reading
The Former US Drug Czar is warning parents about vaping pens disguised as school supplies like highlighters and USB drives. Gary MacNamara joined the conversation and discussed the importance of talking to your kids about the dangers of vaping. ((00:00)) For the first time on WICC, we welcomed Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker. We spoke with…Continue Reading
Dee Young was the business manager of WICC 41 years ago when the idea of a bluefish tournament was born. She takes a look back at the history of the tournament and shared why it’s still so popular today. Continue Reading
In the news this week:A private Atlanta college will be requiring face masks for two weeks. Leaders at Morris Brown said this week that precautionary measures are being taken due to an increase in COVID cases. And Hollywood studio Lionsgate is bringing back a mask mandate for its Santa Monica office. The move comes in…Continue Reading
Ahead of the 41st annual WICC Surfside Hotel Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth, we spoke with The Fisherman Magazine! Matt Broderick talked about bluefish numbers bouncing back and why fishing continues to be a poplar pastime generation to generation. Continue Reading