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Connoisseur Media announces an innovative campaign, “One Song, One Us”, which will be launching across all of Connoisseur Media radio stations on Monday, October 1st. The mission of this initiative, which was developed by Connoisseur Media CEO, Jeff Warshaw is to encourage unity, love, kindness, acceptance and hope in our communities through the power of music and the artist’s messages by featuring a song at 2:00pm every weekday on all stations. The song will essentially be chosen by the listener; it will be their song and their story which they will share by visiting the website of their favorite Connoisseur Media radio station. One of the songs that inspired Jeff initially was Macklemore’s “Same Love”.
Michelle Stevens, Director of Brand Management had this to say:
“Jeff is as competitive and outspoken as anyone in our industry. I asked him what his hope was, and it was simple, ‘to use the power of our stations to encourage inclusiveness, respect and love in our communities’”.
Stevens went on to say, “The interactive nature of this initiative will provide listeners an authentic acceptance of the things that really matter most to each of us as human
beings. We all have struggled with issues like depression, addiction, insecurity, abuse and a host of other things, that can be disabling to the human spirit without compassion and support. Music is so often the familiar tie that is able to connect us all on a deeper level when it’s difficult to articulate for ourselves. Together, we can take a fresh approach to the meaning behind the lyrics and weave a bond of unity, inner strength and the simple reassurance that we are not alone”.
Warshaw said, “We hope that the artists will join with us and share their inspiration for the meaning within their songs with a brief message of positivity and encouragement. In return, this will offer the artists a great opportunity to connect with the audience in a more intimate way than ever before, creating a more personal bond between listener and artist.”
Stevens concluded by saying, “As we all know, great stations are a balance of art and science, of research and heart. In other words, a great brand is strategy + emotion. This brings heart to our communities and what we do each day. Our mission now is to translate that to each listener, one song at a time: One Song, One Us”.
Connoisseur Media owns/operates radio stations in Bridgeport, New Haven and Stamford-Norwalk, CT; Long Island, NY; Allentown, Erie and Stroudsburg, PA; and Billings, MT.
Jeffrey D. Warshaw, CEO
180 Post Road East, Suite 201
Westport, CT 06880
Connecticut’s most popular morning team, Chaz and AJ, took their show to Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven this morning and raised $109,852.78 in cash and toys.
This annual four and half hour “Chaz and AJ McDermott Chevrolet and Lexus Toy Drive” featured music from Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, The Machine a premiere Pink Floyd tribute band and local party band Darik and the Funbags. Besides musical entertainment, the show featured appearances from both Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal plus local area mayors from Danbury, Ansonia, Derby and Bridgeport.
“There are no words that properly express the gratitude I feel towards our tribe for coming up big and helping so many kids this holiday season,” Chaz said.
The toys were immediately distributed to the McGivney Community Center Bridgeport, Boys and Girls Village Milford, Center for Human Services Stratford, Rite-Way-4-Kids New Haven and the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley.
“On behalf of WPLR I want to thank the amazing generosity of the Chaz and AJ listeners and our sponsors for their continued support of this incredible day,” said General Manager Kristin Okesson, “The Chaz and AJ McDermett Chevrolet and Lexus Toy Drive is a strong force in Connecticut and will bring a bit of happiness this holiday season to deserving children. There is nothing quite like what happened at Jordan’s Furniture today, the PLR family is overwhelmed by the result.”