July 11, 2014

Connoisseur Media acquires Buckley Hartford Radio Group

Connoisseur Media and Buckley Broadcasting have closed their transaction with Connoisseur acquiring the radio station group based in Hartford, CT.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Joe Bilotta, Buckley President and CEO said in a letter to employees, "After much reflection, the Board of Trustees has decided that the reality of the evolving competitive landscape, and our sincere desire to see this historic brand continue, are cause for a charge in the ownership of our Connecticut properties."

"Our decision to negotiate with, and eventually sell WDRC AM/FM to Connoisseur gives our audience, advertisers and employees access to the considerable resources of this multi-dimensional media and entertainment company. For over half a century Buckley Broadcasting has been the steward of these great call letters and there is not a better company than Connoisseur to ensue the continued and accelerated future success of the WDRC brand."

Assets being transferred are:

  • WDRC AM/FM, Hartford, CT.
  • WMMW AM, Meriden, CT.
  • WWCO AM, Waterbury, CT.
  • WSNG AM, Torrington, CT.

Dick Foreman of Richard A. Foreman Associates, Inc. represented Buckley in the transaction.