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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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Taking A Big BITE out of Local Radio

[Farmingdale, NY, September 13, 2012] Long Island's Connoisseur Media takes a BITE out of local radio with the unveiling of Long Island's newest Rock Station, 94-3 The Shark (WSSK).With the positioning statement of "Everything That Rocks",  94-3 The Shark will have an extensive playlist, less repetition than local rock competitors and feature a variety of...
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BOB-FM and The WOLF Welcome Back Doug Downs as General Manager

"Wichita, Kansas - July 19, 2012 - Connoisseur Media is proud to announce and welcome back Doug Downs as General Manager. Doug served as General Manager in Wichita for Connoisseur Media from 2007-2009. Doug is a Wichita native with over 20 years of advertising experience in the market. ""We are very happy and excited to have...
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Pat James, New PD for BOB-FM and The Wolf IN Wichita, Kansas

Wichita Kansas – May 14, 2012 -   Connoisseur Media is proud to announce the addition of Pat James as the new program director for 97.1 Bob-FM and 100.5 The Wolf. “We are very happy and excited to have Pat join our programming department,” said Laura Hadley, general manager.“We have built two solid and very successful stations...
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CTPOST.COM – Connoisseur Radio Deal Signals Optimism

Connoisseur Media’s purchase of four Long Island radio stations has drawn the attention of many in the radio industry. The $23 million deal achieved by Jeffrey Warshaw, Westport-based Connoisseur’s CEO, impressed Roger Rafson, owner of Commercial Media Sales, in Pittsburgh, a specialist in radio station transactions. “It’s certainly one of the largest deals of 2012. For us in radio, it shows...
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RADIOINFO.COM – “What’s the multiple?”

In the $23 million Barnstable-Connoisseur sale, everybody wants to know the multiple. Mike Bergner, one of the brokers involved (along with Kalil & Co.) refuses to open up about cash flow multiples for the Long Island transaction, though he knows it’s a highly-prized number. What Bergner will talk about is the turn in the station...
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RADIO-INFO.COM – $23M Sale on Long Island, Where Connoisseur buys 4 Stations from Barnstable

Connoisseur Media executive Jeff Warshaw grew up on Long Island, and now his Connecticut-based Connoisseur buys these four stations from Massachusetts-based Barnstable - AC “K-Joy” WKJY, Hempstead (98.3). Oldies “B103″ WBZO, Bayshore. Generation X-targeted “94X” WIGX, Smithtown. And standards WHLI, Hempstead at 1100. Warshaw was present at the Barnstable studios this afternoon, announcing the deal...
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INSIDERADIO.COM – Barnstable sells to Connoisseur

A year and a half after selling half its Long Island market stations to JVC Media, Barnstable Broadcasting has struck a $23 million deal to sell its remaining four stations to Connoisseur Media. Al Kaneb-led Barnstable first entered the Long Island market in 1984. “We are so excited...
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