SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS/ October 7, 2015 — NEUHOFF COMMUNICATIONS announced today that it has reached an agreement with CONNOISSEUR MEDIA to acquire WBBE-FM, WIHN-FM and WWHX-FM in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
WBBE-FM (Bob 97.9 Adult Hits), WIHN-FM (96.7 I-Rock/ Rock) and WWHX-FM (Hits 100.7 CHR) are three of the top five rated stations in the market according to Nielsen.
“We are so honored to welcome these terrific stations onto the Neuhoff team. Our tremendous respect for Connoisseur’s culture and dedication to great local Radio, the stations’ great format niches and ratings success and our fondness for the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois community makes this cluster a perfect fit for the Neuhoff family of stations. With Neuhoff Communication’s award-winning commitment and knowledge of Central Illinois behind them, BOB, I-ROCK and HITS 100.7 will enjoy even greater success and presence in Bloomington-Normal in the future,” said Beth Neuhoff, CEO of Neuhoff Communications.
Jeffrey Warshaw, CEO of Connoisseur, said, “While it is difficult for us to part with our Bloomington-Normal, Illinois stations, we were convinced that Neuhoff Communication’s broadcast leadership and powerful brands in the region could move these stations to the next level. Neuhoff is the only logical owner for such great properties. We are therefore excited for the stations and the local Bloomington-Normal community that Neuhoff will soon be the steward of our proud investment.”
Tom Zlaket of Kalil and Co. brokered the deal.
About Neuhoff Communications: Neuhoff Communications is an award-winning, privately held Radio company with a focus on broadcast excellence and the growth of the Midwestern communities they serve.
Elizabeth R. Neuhoff or Michael Hulvey
About Connoisseur Media: Connoisseur Media is one of the nation’s fastest growing media companies. Connoisseur believes in the power of Radio, and thrives on creating compelling unique brands.
Jeffrey D. Warshaw or Michael O. Driscoll