Connoisseur Media has closed on its acquisition of 1370 WALK/97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge, NY from Clear Channel’s Aloha Stations Trust. With the purchase complete 1370 WALK has dropped the Premium Choice “Real Oldies” network and has begun simulcasting new sister Soft AC/Oldies 1100 WHLI Hempstead. The addition of 1370 expands WHLI’s coverage eastward on Long Island.
Connoisseur Media has purchased Barnstable Broadcasting’s Long Island Radio Group for $23 Million. The four stations involved in the sale are 90s Hits “94X” 94.3 WIGX, AC “98.3 K-Joy” WKJY, Classic Hits “B103” WBZO, and Standards 1100 WHLI. Connoisseur currently operates 22 other stations in Bloomington IL, Huntington WV, Billing, MT, Wichita KS, Erie PA, Omaha NE, Rapid City SD, and Bismarck ND. Barnstable previously sold Classic Rock 103.9 WRCN and what is now Country 96.1 WJVC from their Long Island cluster to JVC Media for $3 Million in October 2010.