Connoisseur Media dropped Conservative Talk from 920 WNJE Trenton NJ this past Monday. The former “920 The Voice” has flipped to Sports “920 The Jersey” utilizing content from Fox Sports Radio including Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd and Jay Mohr. The only break from Sports is between 6 and 8pm and weekends from 8 to 11am for the brokered talk content that remains from the previous format.
Connoisseur Media will launch a new Talker in Trenton, NJ as “920 The Voice” on Friday, November 1. We’re still awaiting word on the full lineup but sources indicate that the syndicated Dave Ramsey will be heard daily. Local dining and inspiration shows will air on Sundays. It wouldn’t surprise us to see some of the programming about to be displaced from 106.9 WWIQ Philadelphia to end up on the station. The launch will end the simulcast of 920 WCHR Trenton and 1040 WNJE Flemington as the existing format moves completely to 1040. Both stations will swap call letters. In addition to WNJE and WCHR, Connoisseur owns CHR 94.5 WPST in the Trenton market.
Update 12/3: Connoisseur has gained approval from U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross to assume operations of the Nassau stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has begun operating the stations via LMA. Original Report 11/21: Connoisseur Media has agreed to acquire the remaining Nassau Broadcasting stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the $38.7 Million credit bid made by Goldman Sachs, Fortress Capital and P.E. Capital plus $1,633,890 in administrative costs. Should the deal be approved by the bankruptcy court next week, Connoisseur will begin operating the stations immediately via LMA. Connoisseur would pay $200,000 for the first two monts, $100,000 the following two months, and $500,000 each additional month it leases the stations until the sale is approved by the FCC and ...[Read More]
Update 3/20/08: The full lineup at “950 ESPN” is set. WPEN will air the first three hours of Mike & Mike from 6 to 9am. Current afternoon driver Jody MacDonald moves to 9am to 1pm. ESPN’s Mike Tirico Show will air from 1pm to 3pm. Mike Missanelli (formerly of crosstown 610 WIP and most recently co-hosting Stephen A. Smith’s national program based out of 1050 WEPN New York) will do 3pm to 7pm. Current midday co-host Harry Mayes shifts to 7pm to 11pm along with new co-host Dan Schwartzman, who was previously doing afternoons on 920 WPHY Trenton before they dropped ESPN in January. Original Report 3/19/08: Greater Media Sports Talker “SportsRadio 950” WPEN will relaunch on April 1 as “950 ESPN” with the addition of the Mike & Mike morn...[Read More]