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Radio Station to Host Last Gov. Debate

HARTFORD — Connoisseur Media’s 1029 DRC, 991 PLR and 95.9 the FOX morning show  “Chaz and AJ In The Morning,” will host the last Connecticut Gubernatorial debate less than 24 hours before the polls open in this dead heat race.

The debate, which will feature incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley, will take place live in studio and broadcast over the 3 signals on Nov. 3rd at 8:30am. Both Malloy and Foley will take questions from Chaz and AJ and listeners of the show.

thehartfordguardian_10th_anniversary_458x60_01“With the amount of undecided voters in a race that is a dead heat, this an incredibly important debate,” co-host Chaz says.  “It’s the very last impression voters will get of the candidates right before they pull the lever.”

“Chaz and Aj are the only show of this type in Connecticut,” says Connoisseur Media Connecticut Operations Manager Keith Dakin. “Governor debate one minute…shock collar trivia the next.”

The debate will be heard throughout the state on three of Connoisseur Media’s Connecticut FM stations.  WPLR 99.1 is a 50,000 watt FM Mainstream Rock Station licensed to New Haven, CT.   WFOX 95.9 is a 3,000 watt FM Classic Rock Station licensed to Stamford/Norwalk, CT.   WDRC 102.9 is a 50,000 watt FM Classic Hits Station licensed to Hartford, CT.

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Malloy And Wyman Hold Open House

HARTFORD — As a wrap-up to the inaugural festivities taking place this week, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will hold a meet-and-greet with members of the public at the State Capitol on Saturday from 11: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Governor Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Wyman are looking forward to this open house and the opportunity to speak with Connecticut residents.  Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item for donation to Foodshare.

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Gov. Dan Malloy Sets Tone For Incoming Administration

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — In his first speech after being sworn in on Wednesday at the Armory, Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy pledged to leave the state better than when his administration found it.

He added that the state was at a “cross roads of crisis and opportunity” but with much work and sacrifice, there could be “shared prosperity for everyone in Connecticut.” He also highlighted aspects of the state’s economic crises, including an estimated $3.5 billion budget deficit, unfriendly employer environment, and schools saddled with inadequate educational resources.

Connecticut’s 88th governor vowed to focus on the building an economy for the 21st century by engaging in “shared sacrifices” by the next generation that is here. And that gave Mayor Pedro Segarra hope.

Before the 21-gun salute outside the armory, Segarra said he was optimistic about Wednesday’s transfer of power to the first Democratic governor in 20 years.

Mayor Pedro Segarra

“I’m very hopeful. It all starts with the desire to do good,” Segarra said. “He invited me to his transition team. There’s a dialogue. Now, it’s a matter of doing the hard work…the collaboration to make things happen.”

That air of collaboration is already noticeable by Imam Kashif Abduk-Karim of Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford, who gave the benediction at Malloy’s inaugural ceremony.  City Council invited the Imam to pray before its meeting but then rescinded the offer after what City Council President r jo Winch said was an overwhelming response to the news: numerous emails laced with racist and islamaphobic comments. That was apparently not an issue for Malloy’s administration.

Karim said he has faith in Malloy’s governance.

Imam Kashif Abduk-Karim

“Malloy has good moral character,” Karim said. “He’s someone who appreciates diversity and is willing to work with the community. He did it during his campaign.”

Malloy also made good on a few campaign promises. In an effort to set the tone for his administration, he signed three executive orders that are aimed at fiscal responsibility and honest budgeting, and transparency in and continuity of government, according to a press release moments after his address to the joint house in session in the General Assembly.

“These executive orders will open this new chapter in our state the right way,” Malloy said. “By signing an order mandating that our state begin to transition into Generally Accepted Accounting Principles – the same standard used in other states, Fortune 500 companies and required of municipalities – we will begin to move toward honest budgeting and fiscal responsibility.

And although there were not many specifics on just how the hard work and sacrifice would unfold, Malloy gave a few hints in his speech to the General Assembly.

“It will require us to think differently. To compare how things have been done in the past, and to take a different path forward,” he said.

He added that I was not going to be easy. But he was confident “people are willing to make sacrifices…sacrifices with a purpose.”

Photos by Andrew Williams.

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