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Since coming on the air on December 10, 1922, WDRC has had just two owners. Thus it was a shock for many to read these words in a press release from Buckley Broadacsting corporate headquarters in Greenwich on March 5, 2014:

"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 Connoisseur, gives our audience, advertisers, and employees access to the considerable resources of this multi-dimensional media and entertainment company. For over half 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."

No sale price was disclosed. It is anticipated the sale will receive FCC approval by early summer 2014.

Connoisseur Media is located in Westport, CT. It was founded in 1993 and owns more than three dozen radio properties including stations in New Haven, Bridgeport and Stamford, CT. For more information, click here.

For more about the early history of WDRC and its original owner, Franklin M. Doolittle, click here. For more on the beginning of the Buckley family's ownership, click here.

Note: On January 15, 2018, Connoisseur Media sold the stations to Red Wolf Broadcasting (doing business as Full Power Radio).

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