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 services to Urban Adult Contemporary WYBC-FM.
99.1 WPLR is a forty two year old heritage Rock station serving the New Haven, Connecticut community with a legendary track record of success. Classic Hits 95.9 The Fox‚ is the only FM station home to the Stamford/Norwalk market deeply devoted to that community for over 20 years. Hot Adult Contemporary STAR 99.9 is a true regional leader thanks to its massive signal covering four markets in Connecticut and beyond.
Connoisseur has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding into several markets including Long Island, Trenton, NJ and Allentown, PA. The company has closed on or announced over $100,000,000 of radio station acquisitions in the past nine months.
Connoisseur CEO, Jeffrey D. Warshaw, said,”We are honored and privileged to welcome these terrific radio stations into the Connoisseur family. The stations have an impeccable history of community service and high quality broadcasting. We are excited to be working with the tremendous team that Market Manager Kristin Okesson has led to great success. It is particularly gratifying to own these stations in our own back yard.”
Connoisseur is headquartered in Westport, CT. The company owns and/or operates radio stations in Allentown, PA, Billings, MT, Bloomington, IL, Erie, PA, Nassau-Suffolk, NY, Omaha, NE, Rapid City, SD, Stroudsburg, PA, Trenton, NJ, and Wichita, KS.
Jeffrey D. Warshaw or Michael O. Driscoll
136 Main St., Suite 202
Westport, CT 06880