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Food For Families

Each year, STAR 99.9 teams up with Stop & Shop and the Connecticut Food Bank for the "Food For Friends" food drive to benefit our neighbors in need. Thursday November 21st, each personality broadcasted live from a Stop & Shop location for 13 hours---this meant (3) simultaneous broadcasts, executed flawlessly from our engineering team. We...
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Promotion of Drew Carrano

After the passing of our long-term Marketing Director Sam Tilery, we are proud to announce the promotion of Drew Carrano to the position of Marketing Director of WPLR/WYBC. It is hard to follow in the footsteps of such a legendary figure as Sam was, but we feel that Drew learned from the best and after...
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Welcoming Big Jim to Star 99.9

Please welcome Big Jim to Star 99.9! Jim is co-hosting mornings alongside Anna. He is originally from the Boston area but most recently spent some time at the CBS Sports station in Atlanta. We are extremely excited to add another true talent to the STAR airstaff as we continue to differentiate the station from the...
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Honoring Veterans

News Talk 730 held it's 4th Annual Veterans day salute. Over 2,000 Veterans received a no charge breakfast from News Talk 730 and our local Perkins Restaurants. News Talk 730, also for the 4th year in a row, broadcasted live a 3 hour Veterans day Program. We talked with current and past Veterans. Pictured is...
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Connoisseur Media adds Mike Dufort to Senior Management Team

Westport, CT ‚ September 9, 2013 Connoisseur Media, one of America's fastest growing media companies, has recruited Mike Dufort to join the company as a member of the senior management team. He will be working alongside EVP/CFO Mike Driscoll and COO David Bevins. Dufort had previously been with Pamal Broadcasting for 12 years.

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Radio Ink: How to successfully execute a format flip

From Radio Ink: Changing formats can be an agonizing decision for a GM. How many listeners will we alienate? How bad will they beat us up on social media? Do we have the marketing budget for a new launch? What will the advertisers think of our stability? Do we have to fire anyone? When companies own...
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CTPOST.com Radio empire being built in Westport

The station break is clearly over for Jeffrey Warshaw and the other executives of Westport-based Connoisseur Media, which has surged onto the scene with $100 million in radio acquisitions in the last nine months. Warshaw, 48, has a long history in radio, having built his first station at age 19 and following that up with...
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Connoisseur Media to purchase Cox Media Group’s Connecticut radio group

Westport, CT February 12, 2013 Connoisseur Media which owns and/or operates 33 radio stations in 10 markets has entered into an agreement to buy Cox Media Group's three Connecticut radio stations, WPLR FM, WEZN FM,and WFOX FM. Connoisseur is also purchasing CMG's longstanding services arrangement with Yale Broadcasting under which CMG provides sales and other...
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