Connoisseur Media’s radio stations in Connecticut received three NAB Marconi Radio Awards nominations today.More
American Authors kicked-off their 2023 “Best Night of My Life” tour with WALK 97.5 at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub in Smithtown. The first in the 2023 “WALK 97.5 Acoustic Café” series of events, American Authors delighted fans with a 30-min set followed by a Q&A session and a special chance to meet the band and take a photo with them.
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Best Day of My Life! The new album is a ton of fun and the audience absolutely loves the guysWALK 97.5 Program Director Patrick Shea
WALK 97.5 will host the next event with Parmalee, coming to Mulcahy’s on March 9, 2023. Listen-to-win contests begin week of 2/6 and tickets for the show are available at www.muls.com.
Long Island Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace during the month of November to donate food and/or funds for Long Islanders who need food assistance.
In support, WALK 97.5 hosted a special live broadcast on November 17th, from 5am until 7pm, at the Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace in Port Jefferson Station. Over the course of the day, WALK 97.5’s on-air appeal and in-store promotion produced 17,589 pounds of food collected for Long Island Cares. Additionally, in-store monetary donations raised $10,557.14 for Long Island Cares.
“This is the 22nd year WALK 97.5 was able to use our airwaves to collect a large amount of food to support our friends and neighbors who receive help from Long Island Cares,” said Patrick
Shea, Program Director and midday personality on WALK 97.5. “It’s a tradition I look forward to each and every year.”
The WALK 97.5 Thanks-For-Giving food drive is a month-long effort with dozens of food drives anchored by an annual live broadcast event. 2022 welcomed Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace to the campaign as the host sponsor offering both WALK 97.5 and Long Island Cares the opportunity to be on-site in their stores working with their staff and customers for the betterment of Long Island.
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Long Islanders loved when WALK 97.5, the radio station that they listened to every day, began playing nothing but holiday music. After tremendous joyful feedback, an annual tradition was born and since then, celebrating the holidays on Long Island has meant tuning the radio in your car, office, or business to WALK 97.5 for the perfect holiday soundtrack.
WALK 97.5 will once again play non-stop holiday music through Christmas Day. The moment when WALK 97.5 officially switches over to holiday music varies each year and the ceremony surrounding “hitting the big red button” is always unique. To celebrate the 21st anniversary of this tradition, WALK 97.5 is adding star power to make it EXTRA SPECIAL!
On Friday November 18th at 5 P.M., WALK 97.5 afternoon host Christina Kay will officially usher in the holiday season with the help of The Backstreet Boys! WALK 97.5 will play The Backstreet Boys’ new holiday song “Last Christmas” from their new holiday album “A Very Backstreet Christmas.” Christina, said, “Hitting that ‘Big Red Holiday Button’ is one of my favorite traditions. It just makes it feel like the holiday season is finally here! “Some of the biggest acts in music have helped me kickoff holiday music on WALK 97.5; but when I heard that The Backstreet Boys accepted our invitation…it sent needle on my Holiday Spirit “Clausometer” over 110%! This year is going to be extra special!”
Jovia Financial Credit Union continues their partnership as the presenting sponsor of Long Island’s Holiday Music Station. “WALK 97.5 has been the soundtrack for the holidays on Long Island for decades, and listeners are as excited now as they have ever been. The biggest question is when will WALK 97.5 start? I am really happy to be able to give people an answer. Now I just want to hear requests,” said Patrick Shea, Program Director for WALK 97.5.
“The best place for Long Islanders to listen to festive holiday music from now through the new year is WALK 97.5 FM. This has become an annual tradition of its own and Jovia Financial Credit Union is ecstatic to be the presenting sponsor for the sixth consecutive year,” noted Renu Dalessandro, Jovia Financial Credit Union’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Jovia is committed to the communities we serve, and together with Connoisseur Media, we’re making the season merry and bright.”
Now is the time to break the stigma about talking about mental health. TALK SAVES LIVES.
94.3 The Shark presents the 3rd annual Hope Rocks radio-thon, Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 2pm until 6pm at The Studio at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Hope Rocks is an award-winning campaign dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/Long Island Chapter.
“There seem to be more rock artists who have battled with mental health issues than any other genre of musician,” said Rob Rush, Program Director & Afternoon Host of 94.3 The Shark. “As Long Island’s leading rock station, we feel like it’s our responsibility to host this conversation, no matter how uncomfortable it may be.”
The 2022 Hope Rocks campaign is a series of fundraising events leading up to the one-day radio-thon broadcast. The broadcast will be filled with celebrity guest interviews, on-air donation pledges, and other special features. Hope Rocks also includes an online auction featuring high value items and experiences, live now at 943TheShark.com/hoperocks through November 12th.
“Music has gotten me through some dark times,” said Orlando, Morning Show host for 94.3 The Shark. “That’s why we have to have this conversation so we can share stories, feel a sense of camaraderie and community and help others heal and even learn the warning signs to help somebody in crisis.”
Please join us for this special on-air event and make a donation at 943TheShark.com/hoperocks
or drop by The Studio during the broadcast to make your donation in person
Connoisseur Media Long Island’s WALK 97.5, KJOY 98.3, 103.1 MAX FM, 94.3 The Shark and 104.7 WHLI were awarded 8 honors at the annual Long Island New York State Broadcasters Association Luncheon, Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Blackstone, Melville. Each award is determined by statewide submissions that are reviewed and selected by the New York Broadcasters Association.More
WALK 97.5, Live Nation, and the multi-Grammy award winning band Train are celebrating Nurse’s Month in a very special way. The Northwell Health Nurse Choir will join headliners Train as part of the “AM Gold Tour” at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on June 10. The Nurse Choir will make its Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater debut with special guests Jewel and Blues Traveler.
The Northwell Health Nurse Choir formed as a reprieve from the challenges facing front-line healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the power of their voices and their dedication to patients, they won over the hearts of Americans everywhere while spreading hope and optimism.
“We are so excited to welcome the Northwell Health Nurse Choir to our summer tour date at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater for their Long Island debut,” shared Pat Monahan.
WALK 97.5 is running a special promotion featuring Northwell Health Nurse Choir vignettes and giving away tickets to listeners. Every time a listener wins a pair of tickets, a Northwell Health nurse wins a pair, too, courtesy of Train and Live Nation.
“We don’t get an opportunity like this often,” said Patrick Shea, Program Director for WALK 97.5. “We celebrate Nurse’s month every year because these men and women are heroes and
deserve recognition for their dedication. But, this Choir is truly inspiring. We are humbled to share their performance with our audience and invite their colleagues to join us, courtesy of Train and LiveNation”.
“It’s a privilege to perform at an iconic venue that’s so close to home and in one of the communities we serve,” said Keshia Jaboin, RN, BSN, Northwell Health Nurse Choir member. “Music has brought us healing and hope through good and difficult times over the last two years. It is our hope to inspire others to find joy through song.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Office of General Services and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are joining with partners again to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and events from 6-10pm at the Empire State Plaza, including a pop-up vaccination site from 5:30- 8:00pm; and at Jones Beach State Park beginning at 9:30pm.More
Two Connoisseur Media stations in the Long Island market have been recognized by the NYS Broadcasters Assocation in their 55th Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.More
Since 2001, celebrating the holidays in our area has meant tuning your radio to WALK 97.5 for Long Island’s favorite holiday soundtrack.More