Radio stations play on in Farmingdale

August 7, 2012 by  

Local radio broadcasting continues to play strong in Farmingdale and Jeff Warshaw, CEO of Connoisseur Media, has made a notable recent purchase. On July 3, Warshaw’s company purchased a group of stations that serve Long Island, as part of a larger deal with Barnstable Broadcasting.

A Long Island native, Warshaw is happy to be back on home territory. He said:

“I thought it was a very attractive deal. I knew the communities, I knew the stations – I used to drive by KJOY’s towers all the time. The owner really expressed a desire to sell to a quality broadcaster who believed in local service and involvement in the community, and that’s what our reputation is.”

Warshaw’s involvement in the radio business dates back to his high school days when, along with his brothers and an uncle, he made his first investment in a station. Although he now owns numerous stations around the country, he is enthusiastic about his latest acquisitions, saying:

“These are great stations, a great market, and great people. We’re really excited. By and large, the stations are very successful.”

For the local business community, this attraction of new investment in the area is always a welcome sign whether one owns a company that offers printing services or fast food. New business owners bring fresh perspectives, ideas, and energy – all necessary ingredients for a vital commercial sector.

As for competition to locally-owned and operated stations from satellite and internet options, Warshaw is not worried, believing that there is no substitute to programming by locals, for locals.