Connoisseur Media Launches Mod 102.3 Bringing Current Indie/Alternative Music To New Haven

Connoisseur Media Connecticut proudly announces the launch of Mod 102.3, New Haven’s only indie/alternative radio station, featuring artists such as Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Arcade Fire, Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay, Bastille, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Florence & The Machine, and many more.

Connoisseur Media made the decision to bring current alternative music to the new dial position 102.3 after an extensive music study for sister stations in the New Haven market. The study showed a clear void for the format, so it was a natural fit to launch Mod on 102.3. The station will give listeners exactly what they want — a focus on alternative music from the last ten years, with personalities familiar with the New Haven market.

Mod 102.3 will hit the airwaves Monday, September 18th at 10:23am. The station will serve the New Haven metropolitan area with a focus on New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, Hamden, Bethany, and Woodbridge.

Current Connoisseur Connecticut Operations Manager Keith Dakin will program Mod 102.3. Keith’s history is rich in alternative music having programmed the late, great WFNX in Boston. Ed Oliveira and Christian Turnquist will be the main personalities on the station. Tristan Haller will point all of the marketing for Mod.

“Choosing the indie/alternative format for 102.3 was an obvious choice because New Haven clearly wants a station focused on the last ten years of alternative music. Our team understands, lives, and supports the New Haven community. Moreover, this team has a deep passion for alternative music with years of combined experience in the format. We look forward to supporting alternative/indie artists and giving them a platform to launch new music in a market that is diverse, has a rich history in the arts, and already loves this genre of music,” said General Manager Kristin Okesson.

Regional Operations Manager Keith Dakin explained, “There is so much music out there that people are streaming, going to see live, and buzzing about that isn’t on the radio. Mod 102.3 will fill that void. Alternative/Indie music didn’t die in 1997,” Dakin continued. “It is alive and well and being ignored in New Haven. We are extremely excited to have Mod give these sounds to that audience.”

For more information on Mod 102.3, New Haven’s new alternative/indie radio station, visit mod1023.com. Stay connected on social @mod1023fm.

Connoisseur Media owns and/or operates 39 radio stations in 11 markets with a significant presence in the Tri-State region of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

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