Connoisseur Media LLC and Rocking M Media, LLC announced today their formal filing with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer Connoisseur Media’s two radio stations in the Wichita Kansas market to Rocking M Media.
The radio stations to be transferred are KIBB-FM 97.1 and KVWF-FM 100.5.
“It is with mixed emotions that we announce this sale. We feel proud of the job that our team has done in building these stations from the ground up. We are happy that the stations will go to a known Kansas broadcaster that can build on our legacy and continue to serve the community” said Connoisseur Media CEO Jeffrey D. Warshaw.
Rocking M Media President, Christopher Miller added, “RMM is so very excited to add the Connoisseur Media staff and stations to our family. Hank 100.5 and Bob 97.1 will be a great additions in helping RMM promote the businesses and communities in and around Wichita and the rest of Kansas.”
Rocking M Media was represented by Gammon Miller media investment bankers.
About Connoisseur Media
Connoisseur Media, headquartered in Westport, Connecticut owns and/or operates 39 stations in 11 markets. In addition to the Wichita market, they have stations in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford, CT, Long Island, NY, Trenton, NJ, Allentown, Erie and Stroudsburg, PA, and Billings, MT.
About Rocking M Media
In 2007, the Miller family established what has become known as Rocking M Media, LLC (RMM) as a business development company. The RMM group of 24 radio stations covers all of Central and Western Kansas and parts of Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
The principals of RMM are Monte and Doris Miller and their sons Christopher Miller and Quinn Miller and Christopher’s son Cale Miller. The Miller family has been developing businesses in Kansas for more than 100 years. They have owned newspapers, television stations and now radio stations. Monte Miller’s grandfather was A.Q. Miller, from Salina Kansas and he started the family media business with owning newspapers in Kansas and Colorado in the 1890’s. The Journalism School at Kansas State University is named The A.Q. Miller Family School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
As a business development company RMM focuses on the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners in its radio markets; by offering incubator office space with business training, radio advertising, digital media, social media and raising capital with its crowd funding site RuralGrowth.com.
RMM is as entrepreneurial as its clients and has launched other businesses that complement the RMM platform like; TodayInKansas.com a news portal that has its own radio network that broadcasts three Kansas news reports daily on 27 radio stations in Kansas, the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio network the largest Ag radio network in the state, Wheat State Signs a sign company in Pratt, KS, KANBids.com an online auction site with auctions every two weeks where RMM sells local services and merchandise from its radio station advertisers.