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Face The State: A Conversation about Race and Justice in Connecticut

Connoisseur Media CT / Face The State: A Conversation about Race and Justice in Connecticut


ROCKY HILL/MILFORD, CT – June 10, 2020 – Longtime partners WFSB Channel 3 and Connoisseur Media are joining forces to deliver a live broadcast about race and justice featuring community leaders in Connecticut.  The duo will broadcast the special across their entire statewide platform which includes Connecticut’s #1 local news, Channel 3 Eyewitness News and all six of Connoisseur Media’s award-winning radio stations. The combined force creates an unprecedented simulcast using the power of radio, television and digital which will reach viewers and listeners wherever they are.     

The broadcast will air live at 7pm on Thursday June 11th and will be co-hosted by Dennis House who anchors Eyewitness News at 5pm and 6pm as well as Face the State on Sunday.  Joining Dennis will be Juan Castillo the Operations Manager and afternoon drive host on 94.3 WYBC.  Kicking off the special broadcast will be Chaz from “Chaz & AJ in the Morning” which airs on 99.1 WPLR and 95.9 The Fox. 

The conversation will include Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut NAACP President Scot Esdaile, Chief of Police City of Milford, President Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Keith L. Mello, and Assistant United States Attorney Ndidi N. Moses.

The broadcast can be heard live on air on WFSB Channel 3, and on all six Connoisseur radio stations: WPLR 99.1 (Rock), WEZN STAR 99.9 (Hot AC), 94.3 WYBC (Urban Adult Contemporary), WEBE 108 (Adult Contemporary), WICC 600 (News Talk) and 95.9 The Fox (Rock).  The broadcast can also be heard on all station’s websites, apps, and smart speakers.  

“This is a vital topic for our communities, and profoundly important to Connoisseur Media,” remarked Jeff Warshaw CEO.  “We continue to commit resources to helping our society move forward to a brighter future together.”

“At Channel 3 we feel a sense of responsibility to bring the conversation about race and race relations to our viewers,” said WFSB-TV Vice President /General Manager Dana Neves. “There is a lot to grapple with and discuss. By partnering with our friends at Connoisseur Media and our panel of community leaders we hope to provide reassurance that our community can come together and move forward towards a better Connecticut.”

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Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for more than 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith’s National Media Group reaches 175 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including 80 percent of U.S. Millennial women. 

Connoisseur Media is a dominant local media company based in Westport, CT.  The company believes in the power of radio’s unique ability to fulfill the timeless need for human connection and local awareness that joins us all. That connectivity is rooted in deep local involvement in the communities Connoisseur serves, meaningful content, compelling entertainment, and a passionate pursuit to be the best choice for our clients, colleagues, and community.  The company offers a full suite of local and regional advertising options including Ferocious Media which is a nationally recognized digital provider. Connoisseur Media owns market-leading radio clusters in regions including Nassau-Suffolk, NY, Fairfield County, CT, New Haven CT and Frederick, MD. Visit for more company information.