Buckley Sells WDRC-A-F/Hartford To Connoisseur
March 5, 2014 at 6:47 AM (PT)
BUCKLEY BROADCASTING is selling its CONNECTICUT stations -- Oldies WDRC-F/HARTFORD and Talk simulcast WDRC-A/HARTFORD, WMMW-A/MERIDEN, WSNG-A/TORRINGTON, and WWCO-A/WATERBURY -- to CONNOISSEUR MEDIA for an undisclosed price. The deal has yet to appear in the FCC database. DICK FOREMAN of RICHARD A. FOREMAN ASSOCIATES, INC. represented BUCKLEY in the deal.
In a letter to staff at the station, BUCKLEY Pres./CEO JOE BILOTTA wrote, "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 change in the ownership of our CONNECTICUT properties.
"Our decision to negotiate with, and eventually sell WDRC AM/FM to CONNOUSSEUR gives our audience, advertisers and employees access to the considerable resources of this multi-dimensional media and entertainment company. For over half of a century BUCKLEY BROADCASTING has been the steward of these great call letters and there is not a better company than CONNOISSEUR to ensure the continued and accelerated future success of the WDRC brand."