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Connoisseur Media Gets Ferocious About Digital

Connoisseur has expanded its media business through an acquisition of digital marketing staff, a substantial portfolio of accounts and key management platforms from Scorpion. The combined digital operations under Connoisseur Media will be known as “Ferocious Media” going forward. The assets purchased by Connoisseur are a portion of Scorpion’s 2017 acquisition of Driven Local, a…
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WFRE Raises $531,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Frederick, MD, February 17, 2019 – 99.9 WFRE and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have partnered for more than 13 years, together with generating more than $5 million since 2007 to treat St. Jude patients by relying on the power of radio and the generosity of local listeners. And recently 99.9 WFRE helped raise $531,000…
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Chaz and AJ Raise $162,484 In Toys And Cash For Children

CHAZ AND AJ, IN 4.5 HOURS, RAISED $162,484 IN TOYS AND CASH FOR CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S CHARITIES Connecticut’s most popular and Marconi winning morning team, Chaz & AJ, hosted their annual “Chaz and AJ McDermott Chevrolet and Lexus Toy Drive” this morning, from 5:30am – 10am, at Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven. The show featured musical performances…
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WFMD Raises $110,000 For Kids

The WFMD tradition of helping kids at Christmas continues! From December 2-6th WFMD devoted over 40 hours of air time towards raising money for families in Frederick County. In total $100,000.19 was raised, all of which will stay local. The money will go toward buying toys, clothes and food for those in need in Frederick…
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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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