Rocking M Media, LLC completes purchase of KIBB-FM and KVWF-FM from Connoisseur Media, LLC

Connoisseur Media, LLC Wichita, KS Radio Stations Acquired by Rocking M Media, LLC.

Wichita, KS: (Monday, October 2, 2017) Connoisseur Media, LLC and Rocking M Media, LLC announced today the consummation of the transfer of Connoisseur Media’s radio stations KIBB-FM and KVWF-FM in the Wichita, Kansas market to Rocking M Media.

Connoisseur Media CEO Jeffrey Warshaw commented on the announcement, “We have built these stations and their positions from the ground up in the last dozen years.  We have a great staff and operation in Wichita, and in turning them over to Rocking M Media we know they bring a local focus.  We wish them the best in continuing to grow the stations and serve the Wichita community.”

Rocking M Media President, Christopher Miller added, “RMM is so very excited to add the Connoisseur Media staff and stations to our family. They will be a great addition and will be instrumental in helping RMM become the only locally owned Kansas media company with multiple FM stations in the Wichita market. We want to thank the Connoisseur team in Connecticut for working with us in completing this acquisition. RMM will now be able to provide the Wichita market an alternative to buying their traditional media from out of town companies.”

Connoisseur Media was represented for legal matters by Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP and Rocking M Media was represented by Gammon Miller media investment bankers, and Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC for legal matters in this transaction.

About Connoisseur Media

Connoisseur Media, headquartered in Westport, Connecticut and was formed by veteran radio executive, Jeffrey Warshaw in 2004.  Connoisseur Media now operates 37 radio station brands and digital assets in 10 markets. Connoisseur Media believes in the power of radio’s unique ability to fulfill the timeless need for human touch and local awareness that connects us all. That connectivity is rooted in deep local involvement in the communities we serve, meaningful content, compelling entertainment, and a passionate pursuit to be the best choice for our clients, colleagues and community.

About Rocking M Media

In 2007 the Miller family established what has become known as Rocking M Media, LLC (RMM) as a business development company. The RMM group of 31 radio stations covers all of Central and Western Kansas and parts of Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

The principals of RMM are Monte and Doris Miller and their sons Christopher Miller and Quinn Miller and Christopher’s son Cale Miller. The Miller family has been developing businesses in Kansas for more than 100 years. They have owned newspapers, television stations and now radio stations. Monte Miller’s grandfather was A.Q. Miller, from Salina Kansas and he started the family media business with owning newspapers in Kansas and Colorado in the 1890’s. The Journalism School at Kansas State University is named The A.Q. Miller Family School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

As a business development company RMM focuses on the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners in its radio markets; by offering incubator office space with business training, radio advertising, digital media, social media and raising capital with its crowd funding site

RMM is as entrepreneurial as its clients and has launched other businesses that complement the RMM platform like; a news portal that has its own radio network that broadcasts three Kansas news reports daily on 31 radio stations in Kansas, the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio network the largest Ag radio network in the state, Wheat State Signs a sign company in Pratt, KS, an online auction site with auctions every two weeks where RMM sells local services and merchandise from its radio station advertisers.


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