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Meet the Crew

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Fr. John P. Gatzak
Executive Director, ORTV, Inc.
General Manager, WJMJ-FM
Television Mass Executive Producer

Fr. John fulfilled his seminary studies at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Connecticut, where he received an A.A. degree; St. John Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy; and he completed his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy. While in Rome, Fr. John earned his S.T.B. degree and an M.A. in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. On June 29, 1975, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Fr. John was ordained to the priesthood by the Holy Father, Paul VI (now Saint Pope Paul VI) in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

In 1980, Fr. John received an M.A. in Corporate and Political Communications from Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

From August 1975 to November 1975 he served as assistant pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish, New Britain, Connecticut.

From 1975 to 1979 he served as associate pastor at Holy Infant Parish, Orange, Connecticut.

From 1979 to 1987 he served as Catholic chaplain to Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and The University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut.

From 1984 to 1987 he served as assistant Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Hartford. 

On November 12, 1987, Fr. John was appointed the Executive Director of the Office of Radio & Television.

In addition to his duties as executive director of ORTV, Inc. (Office of Radio & Television) Father John has served in the following positions:

Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Hartford, November 1987 to August 2010
Executive Editor of The Catholic Transcript, December 1992 to June 1997
Administrator of Blessed Sacrament Parish, East Hartford, Connecticut, August 1996 to October 1997.

In April 2008, then Archbishop Mansell tasked Father John with the oversight of WJMJ-FM, and in August 2008, upon the retirement of WJMJ's then general manager, Father John became WJMJ's general manager.  In January 2009, the administration, operations and staff of WJMJ-FM were merged into the Office of Radio & Television.

e-Mail: ortv


Mark AndrewsMark Andrews
WJMJ Rock 'N Roll Revival Host, Saturday 8 p.m. -midnight and Catholic High School Football Play-by-Play Announcer

Mark took to the WJMJ airwaves in September 2009 with its first LIVE Catholic high school football broadcast..  More to come.

e-Mail: AndrewsM


Nancy Barrow
WJMJ Weekday Overnight Host, midnight-5:30 a.m. and fill-in announcer

Nancy, took to the WJMJ airwaves in August 2020. More to come.

e-Mail: BarrowN


Traci Colletti
Receptionist

Traci joined the crew full time, in August 2021.  Traci is the first person you will usually hear when you call ORTV.  She brings many years of administrative experience to the position.  In addition to answering the telephones, Traci is responsible for maintain donation records and scheduling the hundreds of daily requests for television Mass prayers and intentions.  She also assists with the day-to-day administrative functions of the office.

e-Mail: Traci.Colletti


Glenn ColliganGlenn Colligan
WJMJ Weekday Mid-day Host, Noon-3 p.m., Saturday Afternoon Host, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Glenn took to the WJMJ airwaves in May 2009.  More to come.

e-Mail: ColliganG


Joe D'Ambrosio
WJMJ Saturday Mid-day Host, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Host, 2 p.m.-6p.m. and fill-in Announcer

Joe "D" took to the WJMJ airwaves in June 2021 after a long radio and television broadcast career in Connecticut. Many Connecticut radio listeners will recognize his voice from his many years as the voice of UConn basketball.

e-Mail: Joe.Dambrosio


Larry Dasilva
WJMJ Sunday Mid-day Host, noon-2 p.m. and fill-in Announcer

Larry took to the WJMJ airwaves in March 2019.  More to come.

e-Mail: DasilvaL


Blaise DiModugno
Production Assistant

Blaise joined the crew, part time, in December 2019.  His duties are primarily with the production of the daily television Mass but he also assists with WJMJ production and other ORTV special productions.


Kimberly Eustace
Accounting Clerk

Kim joined the crew full time, in June 2020; however, she has been associated with ORTV since 2012.  Kim assists the business manager in carrying out ORTV's business functions, primarily accounts payable and receivable and payroll  and assists with the day-to-day administrative functions of the office.

e-Mail: EustaceK


James Holmes
Production Assistant

James joined the crew, part time, in June 2019.  His duties are primarily with the production of the daily television Mass but he also assists with WJMJ production and other ORTV special productions.


Jerry KristaferJerry Kristafer
WJMJ Weekday Morning Host, 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Jerry, a legend on Connecticut radio took to the WJMJ airwaves in November 2013.  More to come.

e-Mail: KristaferJ


Pam Monahan
Business Office Assistant

Pam joined the crew part-time in January 2020 and assists with the day-to-day administrative functions of the office.

e-Mail: MonahanP


Mike Mongillo
Operations Manager

Mike joined the crew in October 2021 and assists Father John with the day-to-day management of the radio and television production operations.  More to come.

e-Mail: Mike.Mongillo


Glenn O'Brien
WJMJ fill-in Announcer

Larry took to the WJMJ airwaves in November 2020.  More to come.

e-Mail: OBrienG


Scott Parmelee, CPA
Business Manager

Scott is a 1984 graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.  He earned his CPA that same year.  Scott worked in public accounting for 5 years with a "Big 8" accounting firm and two years in internal auditing with a major insurance company. 

Scott started as a volunteer with ORTV in 1989 and became a staff member in February 1992.  Scott was also the business manager for The Catholic Transcript from 1993 to 1997.  Scott is an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for St. Anthony Parish in Prospect.

Scott is responsible for all ORTV business functions, budgeting, accounts payable, HR, payroll, etc.; maintaining our computer systems and this web site; and he coordinates all the pilgrimages and tours sponsored by the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio.

e-Mail: ParmeleeS


Wendy Petrillo
Writer/Reporter

Wendy joined the crew, part time, in July 2021 as a Writer/Reporter for Crossroads Magazine™ and That's the Spirit™ and also reports the religious news on WJMJ.  More to come

e-Mail: Wendy.Petrillo


Tom Ray III
Chief Broadcast Engineer

Tom joined the crew, part time, in March 2018; however, he has been providing consulting on broadcast engineering matters to ORTV for many years.  In fact he built ORTV's first radio production studio back when ORTV was located in Hartford.  Tom is responsible for keeping both the daily television Mass and WJMJ Radio on the air.  He oversees the planning, acquisition and installation of all radio and television broadcast equipment, including WJMJ's transmitters and translators, and ensures compliance with all FCC rules and regulations.

e-Mail: RayT.eng


Tom Ray IV
Radio Producer/Production Assistant

Tom went from an intern to part time employee to a full time crew member.  Tom's primary responsibilities are in radio production, and you sometimes hear him on WJMJ filling in for Father John "In the Afterglow".  Tom also helps out with the production of the daily television Mass and other radio and television productions.

e-Mail: RayT


Steve SavinoSteve Savino
Program Director and WJMJ Weekday Late Morning Host, 10 a.m.-Noon

Steve joined ORTV and WJMJ in October 2017.  More to come.

e-Mail: SavinoS


Lauren Szabo
Senior Administrative Assistant

Lauren joined the crew in July 2018 as Senior Administrative Assistant.  As Father John's assistant, she is tasked with keeping him on schedule.  Together with the business manager, Lauren assists with overseeing ORTV's various administrative and fundraising functions.

e-Mail: SzaboL


Tom Vesci
WJMJ fill-in Announcer and Writer/Reporter

Tom took to the WJMJ airwaves in April 2015 as a fill-in announcer.  He also occassional performs duties as a Writer/Reporter for Crossroads Magazine™.

e-Mail: VesciT


Zachary Wehner
Videographer and Video Editor

Zach joined the crew part time in November 2016 and became a full time crew member in March 2019.  He performs duties as videographer and video editor, and various production duties for the television Mass other productions and special projects, and for Crossroads Magazine™.

Zach also hosts WJMJ's Christian Music program on Sunday evenings 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

e-Mail: WehnerZ


Floyd WrightFloyd Wright
WJMJ Weekday Afternoon Drive Host, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Floyd joins WJMJ from WDRC and took to the WJMJ airwaves in October 2014.  More to come.

e-Mail: WrightF


Tom Zarecki Tom Zarecki
WJMJ Saturday Morning Host, 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and fill-in Announcer

Tom took to the WJMJ airwaves in December 2010.  More to come.

e-Mail: ZareckiT


Sara Ziegler
Senior Videographer and Video Editor

Sara joined the staff in December 2005. Sara performs duties as videographer and video editor, and various production duties for the television Mass other productions and special projects, and for Crossroads Magazine™.  Sara also assists with the Closed Captioning duties for the various television programs produced by the Office of Radio & Television.

e-Mail: ZieglerS

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The Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio offices remain closed to the general public for the protection of our employees and the continuity of the daily television Mass and WJMJ Radio.  If you need to meet with someone in person, please call (203) 758-7367 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

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