WMRD  1150-AM  / WLIS 1420-AM

777 River Road
P.O. Box 1150
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone (860) 347-WMRD -

Fax (860) 347-7704



Contest Rules






Mondays & Fridays,

12:30 and 6:30 PM

Don DeCesare is the President and General Manager of both WLIS-AM and WMRD-AM. He may be best known to the audience, however, as Host of “The Best of the Valley/Shore,” the Stations' longest-running Public Affairs Program. There he brings you a casual half hour of chat with guests representing activities and organizations in the River Valley and on the Shoreline. Here's where you'll hear about both the better known and the lesser known people and attractions that make the Connecticut Valley and Shoreline such delightful places to live.

Don created WLIS/WMRD by combining two venerable community-oriented Radio Stations into one powerhouse package, which has, according to many, helped unite the diverse communities of the Valley/Shore whose interests have much more in common than not.

Don came to the Valley/Shore in 1996. Before that he spent years in national and international Broadcasting at CBS. There he worked in both Radio and Television, in News and Corporate matters, completing his time with the Network in Senior Management. Since coming to the Valley/Shore region, Don has continued involvement in Broadcast Policy matters. Three times he has been elected Chairman of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association and remains of counsel to the CBA as a Past Chairman.

Despite those diverse experiences, Don's preference remains with his roots: Connecticut, and Radio. Both WLIS/WMRD and "Best of the Valley/Shore" give him the opportunity to do what he loves best - talk to people, make them at ease, elicit and broadcast all kinds of information, even, as he likes to say, "Magically, mystically, and digitally in the afternoon, in the evening, and on the weekends.”

How does he do it?

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