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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Buchanan'

A Radio Show For Joe? Plus: Zoo and Fish Tix

July 26th, 2010 · 18 Comments · City Budget, Media, State Politics

A tough few days for the Park City. Today was the day pink slips were poised for a few dozen municipal employees to begin closing an $8 million city budget gap. But in the aftermath of a Fire Department tragedy priorities may be elsewhere. Just two weeks until Tsunami Tuesday when serial primary voters will fill […]

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Where Have You Gone Lowell Weicker? Does Chris Dodd Give A Crap About Bridgeport? Plus: Fab Radio

December 22nd, 2009 · 13 Comments · City Council, Education, State Politics

Lowell Weicker, now there’s a guy who did something for Bridgeport. Check that, not something but a lot. Check that, not a lot but more than any pol on the planet. Weicker was elected governor in 1990, served one term and arguably is known as the governor that blasted the personal income tax through the state legislature. That revenue is […]

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Major Changes At WICC, Plus: The Assessment

February 6th, 2009 · 21 Comments · Media, State Politics

5:15 p.m. UPDATE: Mega changes at radio station WICC. Legendary News Director Tim Quinn, a fixture at the station for more than 30 years, has been let go in dramatic cutbacks that also sees the layoff of OIB friends David Smith and afternoon drive host Brian Smith. Jim Buchanan, who had hosted Talk Of The […]

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You Can Always Go Downtown, Plus: Big Mac Blogs From Inauguration And Mayor Comments On Barack’s Day

January 20th, 2009 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

Do you want a job? The Downtown Special Services District is looking for a “managing director.” A number of OIB friends have applied for the position such as William Murphy, a guy who knows how to get things done, former community-relations guru for United Illuminating and current staffer for the Barnum Festival; and Nancy Hadley, […]

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What, No Fight? Plus: Cops Approve Contract In Tight Vote

December 1st, 2008 · 20 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, Media, News and Events

What a bunch of party poopers. I’m always disappointed when no brawls break out at the Monday Night Fights, aka City Council meeting. I mean we haven’t had a decent steel cage match since the night Bob “Troll” Walsh was so cranked up that Mayor Bill Finch called him a “buffoon” or something like that. […]

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Watt’s Up At WICC?

July 18th, 2008 · 82 Comments · Media

A few changes brewing at WICC. Word is Ann McManus, the general manager that took some heat in the wake of morning man John LaBarca’s firing last year, will be departing the station within days to form her own advertising agency. There’s no skinny that she’s being forced out. Generally, in the radio industry, if […]

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I Need Reminding, Plus: Tuition For Students

March 30th, 2008 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Media

Memo to me: . Thank OIB readers for surpassing 15,000 page views in just two weeks of the new site. . Perform Google search for additional information on the decline of the bat population. Remind the bat thriving in my crawl space that he’s not supposed to be alive. Then thank him for keeping down […]

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