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Connoisseur Supports FCC On Reforms To Ownership Rules

Connoisseur Media LLC applauds the decision of the FCC to seek a rehearing from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals of the decision by a panel of its Judges to throw out the common-sense reforms in the FCC’s ownership rules that were adopted in 2017. Connoisseur itself was an advocate of one of the reforms…
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Connoisseur Media Announces Launch of Ferocious Content

Westport, CT October 2, 2019 – Connoisseur, one of America’s most respected local media companies, is partnering with JJ Durand and John Deptulski to create a new company, FEROCIOUS CONTENT. Ferocious will focus on video and social media content.   “We are pumped to be partnering with these talented guys. Our clients are increasingly asking…
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Keith Dakin Appointed VP Programming Of Connoisseur Media

Westport, CT September 4, 2019 – Keith Dakin, who has been Regional Operations Manager for Connoisseur/Connecticut, has been promoted to the new corporate level position of VP/Programming for the Company. Keith has been with the Connecticut stations since 2010, and had previously programmed WFNX in Boston. “I am beyond honored to be given a chance…
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Connoisseur Media Enters Agreement With Seven Mountains Media

Seven Mountains Media is proud to announce the acquisition of Connoisseur Media’s Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania’s stations 93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO. In less than 5 years, Seven Mountains Media has acquired 41 signals serving seven markets in Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. Owner and CEO Kristin Cantrell, is delighted with the rapid…
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Patrick Mendonca Named Connoisseur Media Of Maryland’s Digital Sales Manager

Westport, CT – July 26, 2019 — Patrick Mendonca has been named Connoisseur Media of Maryland’s Digital Sales Manager. On May 20th, 2019, Connoisseur Media acquired the Frederick Maryland station from iHeartMedia. Shortly after, Patrick was promoted to Digital Sales Manager. Patrick Mendonca is a tenured member of the team and has served in several…
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Jeffrey D. Warshaw leads buyout of Perot’s interest in Connoisseur Media

Westport, CT – July 16, 2019 — Connoisseur Media has just completed a management buyout in which members of management will now own substantially all of the company. This was the culmination of a series of strategic moves in which the company has also recently closed on transactions that added to its Connecticut holdings and…
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Connoisseur Media Sells Stations to Desert Mountain Broadcasting

BILLINGS, MT – May 7, 2019 –   Connoisseur Media and Desert Mountain Broadcasting have announced the signing of an Asset Purchase Agreement where Desert Mountain Broadcasting will acquire Connoisseur Media Billings assets, which includes: KPLN-FM, KWMY-FM, KRZN-FM, KRKX-FM, KYYA-AM and KBLG-AM. “This journey began almost fourteen years ago when Jeff Warshaw and CFO Mike Driscoll…
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Connoisseur Media Connecticut Announced Commitment To Localism

WESTPORT, CT – May 3, 2019 – With an agreement to operate WEBE 108 FM and 600 WICC AM effective May 1st, Connoisseur Media announced staffing changes in an effort to have a stronger impact and connection to the Fairfield County community. Melissa Sheketoff, who grew up in Southern Connecticut, joins Tony Reno for the…
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Cash Catch For Businesses Using Local Radio

The February issue of Radio Ink magazine highlights how Radio wins the day when it comes to local business. In Stratford, Connecticut local marina owner Scott “Tuna” Mitchell wanted to reach a very specific type of customer. … we don’t want people from all over the world, we want people in our own backyard. We…
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Connoisseur Media Exchanges Stations With Cumulus Media

Westport, CT – April 15, 2019 –4:00PM EST Connoisseur Media announced today that it has executed an asset exchange agreement with Cumulus Media Inc. whereby Connoisseur Media will acquire two stations in Southern Connecticut in exchange for four stations in and around Allentown, Pennsylvania. The stations being acquired by Connoisseur Media are licensed to Westport…
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