94.3 The Shark celebrates Metallica coming to the Nassau Coliseum on May 17th with Kazootallica. Every weekday the audience listens for a Metallica riff played on a kazoo for a chance to win Metallica tickets. Shark personalities Orlando and Harrison are also visiting various Long Island charities to conduct Kazootallica jam sessions and create awareness for these amazing organizations.
Chaz & AJ have been named Best Personality of the Year in the Medium Market category at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Awards in Nashville. The awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Dinner and happen each year during the Radio Show.
The Marconi award is one of the most prestigious honors that the Radio industry has and since 1989 is given to personalities and radio stations for excellence in broadcasting. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection Academy. The votes were tabulated by an independent firm.
Chaz & AJ air on Connoisseur Media’s three rock stations in Connecticut—102.9 The Whale WDRC FM (Hartford, CT), 99.1 WPLR (New Haven, CT), 95.9 WFOX (Stamford/Norwalk, CT) from 5:30am-10:00am. The show has made headlines by bringing communities together through good and bad times and has often been referred to as a “town hall meeting in a frat house.” Joining Chaz & AJ on-air are “Pam” and “Producer Phil”. The show has aired in Connecticut since 2002, and together with “The Tribe”, have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for listeners in need throughout the state.
The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show also featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Nettles, courtesy of Big Machine Label Group. Acclaimed WCBS-FM morning personality and host of the nationally syndicated “America’s Greatest Hits” Scott Shannon served as the host.
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“This award belongs to our listeners. Anytime we do a fund raiser they show up big. They are always there for us,” said Chaz & AJ. “We proudly accept the Marconi on their behalf.”
“After years of entertaining Connecticut, it is incredibly exciting to see this show get recognized on a national level with this award,” said Operations Manager Keith Dakin. “Chaz and AJ work tirelessly every day to create compelling content and now they have a Marconi for their efforts!”
Connoisseur Media Connecticut General Manager Kristin Okesson added, “Chaz & AJ deserve this honor as they are true broadcasters who take the responsibility of what they do very seriously.” She said, “I have seen this show help heal communities after devastation, debate politicians, ensure needy children get toys during the holidays and make the audience laugh daily. I am completely honored to work with them.”
Connoisseur Media owns and /or operates 42 radio stations including significant clusters in Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey and is based in Westport, CT.
On July 27, K-98.3 welcomed Global Music recording artist Nathan Sykes to the Connoisseur Café! Formerly of The Wanted (“Glad You Came”), Nathan is promoting music from his upcoming solo album Unfinished Business, including the single “Over And Over Again,” recorded as a duet with Arianna Grande, which is presently a top-15 song on the Adult Contemporary chart. He performed live for K-98.3 winners and CMLI staff, and met and took pictures with attendees. Pictured here is Nathan with WKJY Program Director Jon Daniels.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2016 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting.
Connoisseur Media’s WALK on Long Island was nominated for AC Station of the Year, WPST Trenton for Top 40 Station of the Year and Chaz & AJ, heard mornings on WPLR New Haven, WDRC Hartford and WFOX in Fairfield County for Medium Market Personality of the Year.
The winners will be announced on September 22nd at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show during the 2016 Radio Show in Nashville.
Orlando from 94.3 The Shark’s morning show and Program Director / afternoon personality Harrison interviewed singer Randy Blythe of Lamb of God at the state of the art Paramount Radio studio in Huntington, Long Island. The Shark also presented Lamb of God with their first ever Gold Record.
Multi-platinum band Daughtry stopped by the studios to perform for WALK 97.5 winners. Listeners enjoyed the intimate, up close performance and had a chance to chat with the band.
In February, WPLR Connecticut’s #1 Rock Station, began celebrating the brand’s 45th Anniversary with an exclusive gathering of PLR jocks and VIP clients. All year we will be recognizing this extraordinary station for 45 years of great service, music, and entertainment. The actual anniversary is April 29.