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Connoisseur Media is an American media company based in Westport, Connecticut and led by Jeff Warshaw. Connoisseur operates 39 radio stations and digital assets in 11 markets across the U.S. with a focus on the New York City media market, including Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Contents

1 History 2 Company Portfolio

2.1 Radio

3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Connoisseur Media Founder and CEO, Jeff Warshaw built his first station while still a student at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1993, Jeff founded Connoisseur Communications Partners LP, a 39 station group which he later sold to Cumulus Broadcasting
Cumulus Broadcasting
in 2000 for $258 million.[citation needed] In 2004, Jeff and CFO Mike Driscoll formed Connoisseur Media which now operates 42 radio station brands and digital assets in 12 markets. The first acquisition of the company involved several stations in Bloomington, IL
Bloomington, IL
with capital from hedge fund Farallon Capital, along with its founders. Through a combination of start-ups, move-ins, and acquisitions, Connoisseur Media expanded rapidly over the last several years and maintains a significant presence in the New York City media market. The company owns and/or operates radio stations in the cities of Billings, Montana, Bloomington, Illinois, Erie, Allentown and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Wichita, Kansas, Long Island, New York, Trenton, New Jersey, and Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut. It was announced in July 2015 that Petrus Holding Company LP invested in Connoisseur Media. [1] Company Portfolio[edit] Radio[edit] Allentown, PA

WTKZ
WTKZ
(ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley)

Bay Shore, NY

WBZO (103.1 Max FM)

Billings, MT

KYYA
KYYA
( KYYA
KYYA
730) KBLG
KBLG
(ESPN Radio 910) KRKX (Sky 94.1) KRZN (The Zone 96.3) KWMY (My 105.9) KPLN
KPLN
(Planet 106.7)

Bridgeport, CT

WEZN-FM (Star 99.9)

Easton, PA

WEEX
WEEX
(ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley) WODE-FM (The Hawk 99.9) WWYY
WWYY
(Spin 107) (licensed to Belvidere, NJ)

Erie, PA

WFNN
WFNN
(The Fan 1330) WJET (Jet Radio 1400) WTWF
WTWF
(The Wolf 93.9) WXBB
WXBB
(BOB 94.7) WLTM (The New 95-9) WRKT (Rocket 101) WRTS
WRTS
(STAR 104)

Hartford, CT

WDRC (WDRC 1360) WDRC-FM (102.9 The Whale)

Hempstead, NY

WHLI
WHLI
(1100 WHLI) WKJY
WKJY
(K98.3)

Lehighton, PA

WBYN (ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley)

Meriden, CT

WMMW ( WMMW 1470)

New Haven, CT

WPLR (99.1 PLR)

Patchogue, NY

WALK (1370 WALK) WALK-FM
WALK-FM
(WALK 97.5)

Smithtown, NY

WWSK
WWSK
(The Shark 94.3)

Southport, CT

WFOX (95.9 The Fox)

Stroudsburg, PA

WVPO ( WVPO 840) WSBG ( WSBG 93.5)

Torrington, CT

WSNG ( WSNG 610)

Trenton, NJ

WCHR (WCHR 920) WPST
WPST
( WPST
WPST
94.5) WNJE

Waterbury, CT

WWCO ( WWCO 1240)

References[edit]

^ Perot Companies Go for Connoisseur Media Paul McLane, Radio World, July 15, 2015

External links[edit]

Company website

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Connoisseur Media

Radio Stations

Connecticut

WDRC WDRC-FM WEZN-FM WFOX WMMW WPLR WSNG WWCO WYBC-FM 1

Billings, Montana

KBLG KPLN KRKX KRZN KWMY KYYA

Trenton, New Jersey

WCHR WNJE WPST

Long Island, New York

WALK WALK-FM WBZO WHLI WKJY WWSK

Allentown, Pennsylvania

WBYN WEEX WODE-FM WTKZ WWYY

Erie, Pennsylvania

WFNN WJET WLTM WRKT WRTS WTWF WXBB

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

WSBG WVPO

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