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Our Expertise

Connoisseur Media is composed of a talented group of on-air personalities, social media influencers, creative strategists, account management pros, producers, videographers, designers, and more. From industry innovators to valuable visionaries, our team is filled with individuals characterized by unique backgrounds, skill-sets, and enthusiasm.  The team is eager to work on their next project and hope it’s yours!

Kristin Okesson

SVP/General Manager

Kristin Okesson is responsible for managing Connoisseur’s entire Connecticut operations which cover the Bridgeport, CT; New Haven, CT; and Stamford/Norwalk, CT Nielsen markets.Kristin previously ran the stations for Cox Media Group and has been involved in the Radio industry in Connecticut for over 18 years. She was recently named “One of the Most Influential Women in Radio” by Radio Ink and has won numerous other prestigious awards. Kristin serves on the board of the Greater Norwalk Chamber as the Secretary and the CT Broadcasters Association as the Secretary as well.

Stu Gorlick

Director of Sales

Stu a life-long Connecticut resident with 30+ years in Radio. Once live on the air in New Haven, Stu turned his attention to the money side of the business and has worked in sales management in New York, Hartford and for the last five years with Connoisseur Media. Stu believes that filling client needs versus station needs ends with great results for both the client and the stations they chose to invest in! A win win for all!

Andy Alcosser

Director of Sales

Andy Alcosser has been in radio and media sales for over 20 years. Andy strives to understand customers’ goals and help develop multi-faceted media plans to get results. He is ready to help grow your business.

Marnie Klebart

Local Sales Manager

Marnie Klebart is the Local Sales Manager for WEBE and WICC radio. With decades of Sales Management experience, as well as many years on the agency side, her focus is to help clients achieve their goals through well thought out, integrated campaigns; including radio, digital, social and event marketing. Marnie is very passionate about finding ways to help local businesses grow, all while going above and beyond to provide you with an outstanding Connoisseur Media experience. Marnie enjoys traveling, music of all kinds, and admits even in the worst of times, she is a die-hard Mets fan.

Shannon Begley

Local Sales Manager / Digital/Events

Shannon Begley is the Digital and NTR Sales Manager for Connoisseur Media CT. Originally from Long Island, Shannon graduated from Sacred Heart University and decided to stay in CT to start her career and family. Shannon started working for these Connecticut stations in 2005 where she started as an Account Manager. She has always believed that businesses should utilize integrated marketing plans. It’s a great way for them to be in front of their customers in various ways and get their message heard and seen. That was one of the reasons why she chose this career because this radio station group believes that as well and can offer that to their customers through radio, events, sponsorships, digital and more!

Keith Dakin

VP of Programming

Keith Dakin is the Vice President of Programming for Connoisseur Media. He grew up in New Hampshire, attended Syracuse University, and has worked in radio for over twenty years with stops including Richmond, VA and Boston, MA. Keith has been working for these Connecticut stations since 2010 and specializes in bringing new life to classic brands. He firmly believes that great radio talent can sell a product or service better than any other form of advertising.

Kevin Begley

Program Director STAR/WFOX

Kevin Begley is responsible for managing the on air staff and curating the sound of each station. Originally from southern Massachusetts, Kevin moved to Connecticut in 2012 after being on air at stations in Boston, Los Angeles and Richmond, VA. While hosting the afternoon show on Star 99.9, Kevin has built a strong connection with the community in the Bridgeport and Stamford-Norwalk markets, as well as a strong presence on social media. Kevin is also an expert and lover of all things pizza.

Allan Lamberti

Program Director WPLR/WICC

Allan Lamberti is Program Director of WPLR and WICC, plus afternoon host on WEBE. Allan has worked in the radio industry for over 17 years, and began his Connecticut radio career in 2003, with stints in several local markets, including Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Stamford-Norwalk.

Ed Oliveira

Director of Traffic & Creative Services

His career began in 2001 in Richmond, VA where he worked as Promotions Director and Morning Show co-host. He then spent four years in Boston as a Morning Show host and Producer. Arriving in Connecticut in 2011 he transitioned into production and creative services. Ed calls upon his years of experience to provide clients, sellers and stations with creative advertising and content. He also loves Star Wars. Like, a bit too much.

Meghan Boyd

Director of Digital & Design

Meghan Boyd is the Director of Digital & Design. She attended Pratt Institute for graphic design and has been with the stations for nearly a decade. Responsible for the stations’ graphics and digital presences, she creates an accompanying visual for all our audio brands.

Steve Soyland

Promotions Director WEBE/STAR

Steve Soyland is the Marketing and Promotions Director for Star 99.9 and WEBE108. Steve is a Fairfield County native, starting his radio career at 95.9 THE FOX in 1990. He is passionate about events and promotions and can usually be found out and about at these with a camera in his hand.

Drew Carrano

Promotions Director WPLR/WYBC

Drew Carrano is the Director of Marketing and Promotions for 99.1 PLR and 94.3 WYBC. He is a New Haven native and graduate of Quinnipiac University. Drew started in radio in 1996 and has been doing promotions and marketing in the New Haven market since 2000. He has won awards for best social media content and for outstanding community service.

Kendal Reed

Promotions Director WFOX/WICC

Kendal is the Assistant Marketing Director focusing on 95.9 The FOX and WICC600. Kendal grew up in Connecticut listening to many Connoisseur stations. After attending ECSU, Kendal began working as part of our street team in 2015 and was fortunate to be able to begin working in promotions full time. Kendal is a lover of all genres of music and comedy.

Tristan Haller

Sales/Promotions Coordinator

Tristan Haller is a lifelong Connecticut resident. He loves music and grew up listening to these Southern Connecticut radio stations. After graduating from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, he started as an intern in 2009 and has worn many different hats around the stations learning the intricacies of the radio industry, which gives him a unique perspective of how advertising in radio can help you grow your business.

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