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JVC MEDIA CLOSES ON PURCHASE OF WHKQ ORLANDO AND IMMEDIATELY ANNOUNCES FORMAT CHANGE


Pictured at the closing table, at the plush lobby of the Marriott Courtyard in Orlando from L-R  EVP of JVC Shane Reeve, COO Vic Canales, CEO John Caracciolo, Northwood Ventures Principal Paul Homer and JVC CFO Janet Leporin

Ronkonkoma, NY  – JVC Media, one of the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcast companies with over a dozen stations in New York and Florida has closed on its purchase of WHKQ 103.1 FM in Orlando, Florida this afternoon.  Upon closing JVC has announced that it will be changing formats on Friday December 19th at 1:03 p.m.   JVC will officially take  over at 12:01AM on Tuesday December 16th.  In order to provide a smooth transition to the current Hispanic audience, JVC has entered in a short term marketing agreement with Orlando’s iHeartmedia station WRUM.  WHKQ will broadcast the WRUM morning show from Tuesday through Thursday morning.  You can listen to JVC’s launch of its new format Friday at 1:03PM at www.jvcbroadcasting.com  
 
JVC also announces several additions to staff with its new acquisition.  Joining JVC as General Manager is longtime market veteran Chris Ganoudis.  Chris was perviously Genaral Sales Manager at Cox Orlando’s WMMO. Joining Chris in the sales department is Director of National Sales Steve Avellone, Steve was most recently with Iheartmedia Orlando and previously NSM for Cox Orlando.  Heading up the programming department is Orlando market veteran ‘Shadow’ the longtime pm-drive personality on WWKA-Orlando along with ‘MurphDawg' of sister JVC station WPTY.  They will debut the new format on Friday.  EVP Shane Reeve will oversee this operation adding to his growing list of JVC radio properties which he oversees for the company.
 
JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding in Florida and Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again. 
 
JVC Media CEO, John Caracciolo said, “This is a great market with excellent radio stations, we are proud to be a part of it and look forward to growing this property into something very special”.  “We love this business and we see a huge opportunity to grow in this market”
 
JVC Media VP, COO Victor Canales added, “This is a huge market for us and one that we are very happy to be in.  It is a homecoming for me, and we are excited to continue the trend of fun, local radio”.  “We plan on adding staff in both Florida and New York and look forward to making a big splash with our marketing and programming”, he added.

 

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JVC MEDIA EXPANDS IN FLORIDA - Will Acquire Orlando FM Station


Orlando, Florida – JVC Media has entered into a definitive agreement with TTB Media Corp. to purchase Bilingual Spanish CHR radio station WHKQ/FM Orlando.  JVC Media is an independently owned company headed by partners John Caracciolo and Victor J Canales.  The company operates four FM stations in the 20th ranked Nassau-Suffolk NY radio market- which includes Spanish-formatted WBON “La Fiesta”.  They also own and operate four radio stations serving the Gainesville-Ocala Florida market and have entered into agreements to acquire three radio stations and two translators serving the West Palm Beach Florida market.
 
JVC Media has been on a rapid growth mode, recently expanding in Long Island and Florida with its entertainment and broadcast divisions, adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again. 
 
JVC Media CEO, John Caracciolo said, “We are honored and privileged to welcome WHKQ/FM and its staff to the JVC family. The prior owner was committed to community service, high quality broadcasting and creating an excellent work environment for its staff, and we will be continuing their work.  We are tremendously impressed with the Orlando market and the remarkable growth that WHKQ/FM has shown in three short years.  As owner & Operator of successful Spanish-language station on Long Island, we understand the Hispanic growth of Orlando and Central Florida and are fully committed to the Spanish format in Orlando”.
 
 
About JVC Broadcasting
 
JVC Broadcasting was formed in July 2009.  The company consists of four radio stations in New York serving the Nassau /Suffolk Market, four radio stations in North Central Florida serving the Gainesville/ Ocala market, and five radio stations serving the West Palm Beach market.  JVC’s event division Long Island Events the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for local consumers enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 5 million consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms . We broadcast, and present with the mindset that if we under promise and over deliver, have integrity in all of our relationships and create an atmosphere of high energy fun and excitement , our results will be exceptional for our clients, listeners and our families.  For additional information, visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com
 
 
About Northwood Ventures
 
Northwood Ventures, JVC Media’s majority equity investor has been a leading investor in venture capital and buyout opportunities. Northwood prides itself on being a fundamental investor seeking to maximize long-term cash on cash returns and partners with experienced, successful management teams to generate superior returns. Northwood structures its investments uniquely to meet the individual requirements of each portfolio company. Northwood has participated in the creation and growth of many leading companies in the communications, retail/consumer, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Northwood invests at all stages of company growth, and have a long history of successful investing with independent sponsors. Northwood’s long-term investment horizon and entrepreneurial orientation, coupled with our experienced and collaboratively-minded professionals have made us an attractive partner for leading management teams for decades.
 
For additional information, visit www.northwoodventures.com

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KIP MOORE AND FRIENDS LIGHT UP PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER FARMINGVILLE, NY 8-29-14


 

Weeks prior to the CMT Up In Smoke Tour, Kip Moore made a stop at Pennysaver Amphitheater on Saturday August 29th for yet another stellar country show put on by Long Island’s My Country 96.1 FM.  With direct support from an exciting line-up of Brothers Osborne, LoCash Cowboys, and Chris Stapleton, Long Island’s growing country fan base was treated to beautiful end of summer weather at one of Long Island’s most unique outdoor venues with some of the genre’s most exciting young stars.

 

Brothers Osborne, comprised of brothers John and T.J, were the first act to take the stage. With them they brought T.J.’s traditional, deep country vocals, mixed with a delightfully easy-going folk-like rock sound. T.J. Osborne’s voice makes Brothers Osborne a very pleasant band to listen to in a live setting, and is a memorable feature to many fans that are not familiar with their music. Because they currently have just two singles released, many of the songs the brothers performed were not yet known to those in the audience. That may change with the impending release of their self-titled five-track EP set to be released on September 9th, but it did not stop fans from enjoying all the new music they got to hear from one of country music’s up-and-coming bands. The Brothers Osborne opened with a song that will be included on this new EP called “Shoot From The Hip”, a song with a great hook in the chorus that has a definite outlaw country vibe. They also played previous single “Let’s Go There” and new songs “The Last One”, “Stay A Little Longer”, and “Pins and Needles”, which are candidates to be included on their full length album that is expected sometime in 2015. They closed their set with their current radio single “Rum”; a fun, mid-tempo summery song that is currently sitting at #35 on the Billboard Country Charts.

 

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DARIUS RUCKER DELIGHTS PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER FARMINGVILLE, NY 7-26-14 WITH ERIC PASLAY & JOEL CROUSE


 

The Island Federal Credit Union summer concert series has already brought A-list country stars to Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville, NY on multiple occasions, and did so once again on Saturday July 26th. Long Islanders were already treated to Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, and so many more on previous occasions, which was met with great success. Hootie & the Blowfish vocalist Darius Rucker took Long Island by storm with the help of Eric Paslay and Joel Crouse to once again pack the house with country fans from across the island.

 

Taking the stage first was Nashville, Tennessee’s Joel Crouse. Despite having only been a part of country music for three years, at the age of 22 Crouse has already shared the stage with some of the biggest and most respected names in the industry including Toby Keith and The Band Perry. Opening with the popular single “Why God Made Love Songs”, off of his forthcoming album Even the River Runs, he continued on from there to play a good mix of songs, including his debut single “If you Want Some” released in 2013, which fans really seemed to enjoy.  It was clear how much Crouse enjoys what he is doing by the giant smile that was painted on his face all throughout the set. That smile became even bigger when he introduced each song and explained how proud he was to have worked with guitarist and close friend Kyle Rife.  Everyone really seemed to love the entire set, especially songs that have yet to be released.  There is no doubt fans are in for a real treat when Even the River Runs comes out later this year!

 

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BRANTLEY GILBERT LEADS THE FEST OF COUNTRY ROCK PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER


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THE BAND PERRY BRINGS WE ARE PIONEERS TOUR TO PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER


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JVC MEDIA LLC Hiring Media Sales Professionals


JVC Media LLC -   Headquartered in Long Island, NY, with operations in Long Island and Ocala/Gainesville, Florida is expanding  and looking for our next sales superstars.  With planned expansion to other markets, JVC Media is in growth mode and recruiting for current and future sales positions.  At JVC Media, we love this business, radio, events, outdoor, and venue - all sponsorships and sales opportunities that form a bond with our listeners unlike any other medium and when done right can have fantastic results for our advertising partners, our clients, and our community.
 
If you are a driven, empathetic and goal oriented person who thrives on a fast paced and FUN environment, this may be a position for you and if you go to one of our Florida properties, you don’t need socks!
 
Please respond with complete confidence to jobs@jvcbroadcasting.com.  JVC Media is an equal opportunity employer.

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WOW104.9 New Florida Station!


Gainesville, Florida, JVC Media, one of the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcasters dedicated to bringing live and local back to radio, announces the launch of a brand new radio station in the Gainesville radio market, 104.9 WOW FM
 
The all new 104.9 WOW FM will play all of your favorite hits from the 60s-80s.  104.9 WOW FM (WYGC) will cater to the underserved 35 to 64 year old North Florida resident who loves to hear hits from artists including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Eagles, Madonna, and Michael Jackson. The station will be live and local with no automation or robo-jocks.
 
Market Manager and JVC Media of Florida Vice President Shane Reeve adds, “As a fan of this type of music genre, it was unbelievable to me no one in the Gainesville/Ocala market was providing an outlet for the greatest hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.  104.9 WOW FM will be community and promotionally active with charity events, concerts, and amazing giveaways.  When you turn this radio station on, you will immediately recognize one of your favorite songs, and have a great listening experience!” 
 
In addition to WYGC, JVC Media of Florida also operates Q92 (WMFQ – CHR/Hit Music), Party 100.9 (WXJZ/WBXY - Dance), and 102.3 My Country FM (WTRS – Country), in the Ocala/Gainesville market.
 
JVC Broadcasting was formed in July 2009.  The company consists of nine radio stations, four serving the Nassau/Suffolk, New York market, and five serving the Gainesville/Ocala market.  JVC also owns its own events division, Long Island Events, which is the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater, a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for local consumers, enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 4.5 million consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media, and digital platforms.  JVC broadcasts and presents with the mindset that if we under promise and over deliver, have integrity in all of our relationships, and create an atmosphere of high energy fun and excitement, our results will be exceptional for our clients, listeners, and our families.  For additional information, visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com.

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PARTY 105 AND SHAGGY SAVE THE MUSIC


SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINER TEAMS UP WITH PARTY 105 TO SAVE THE SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND
 
Ronkonkoma, New York – When Sachem school district Superintendent James Nolan realized the Sachem Marching band needed financial support to survive he did what any good educator would do, he looked through his Rolodex to find some alumni that could help.  He got all the way to the end of his list and found local radio super jocks Vic ‘Latino’ Canales and Matt Goldapper, the dynamic duo of top Long Island station Party 105 were not only graduates of the district, but they are also local radio legends!
 
The Sachem school district went through a very difficult budget process and as with most districts on Long Island, they began scrambling to raise funds for their programs, organizations and teams.  Their marching band, a staple for years, was caught up in this crunch and found out that they needed to raise between $45,000 and $50,000 just to keep the program in place.  Many parents, teachers and friends thought this was a daunting, impossible task.  That’s when Mr. Nolan stepped in and offered the idea of a band night, but how to pack the house and raise a lot of money, that’s when local radio stepped up to the plate.
 
Vic ‘Latino’ Canales put his Twitter account into full send mode and called a few of his contacts, but who was in the Party 105 studio that day recording an interview- Superstar Shaggy!  Within seconds the event was born.  Grammy Award winning music sensation Shaggy is headlining the Save the Music Concert on Friday November 1st.  Live from the Auditorium at Sequoya Middle School in Holtsville Shaggy will rock the house with all of his hits including “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t me” and  “Angel”.
 
This is a first for the district a first for radio station Party 105 and even a first for Shaggy who never played a middle school auditorium!  The radio station is a local favorite with students at Sachem, the largest school district on Long Island, but having a Party 105 Mega Jam concert in their middle school auditorium was unimaginable.  “ I can’t thank the station enough”, said Guy Dellecave, Vice President of the Sachem Marching Band Parents Alliance, “ radio stations just don’t do this kind of stuff, but Party 105 and JVC Broadcasting are a local Long Island company and they are constantly doing things for the community, it is just great to have them in our backyard”, he added.
 
“This event was a no-brainer for us’, said Vic ‘Latino’ Canales, COO of JVC Broadcasting, “Our company was built on the ideology that radio is live, local and all about the community, this is what we do, we bring live, local radio back to the community and we have fun doing it”.
 
The event is open to the public, but tickets are limited and this event will sell out.  For ticket information contact the Sachem Marching Band Parents Alliance at :  631-828-4423
 
About JVC Broadcasting and Long Island Events
 
JVC Broadcasting is Long Island’s largest, independently owned, locally operated radio broadcast company and live entertainment company.  Run by Long Islanders for Long Islanders, JVC’s commitment is to bring fun, exciting, local radio and live events back to its listeners and the Long Island consumer.  JVC stations serve the entire island and coastal Connecticut and include – flagship station Dance, Rhythmic WPTY-FM PARTY Radio on 105.3, Long Island’s only Spanish FM station, LaFiesta on 98.5, heritage classic rock station 103.9 WRCN and the Island’s newest radio station and the only Country FM station in the tri-state area, WJVC-FM My Country 96.1.    JVC’s event division Long Island Events is the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC , the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for Long Island enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 3.5million Long Island  consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms . For additional information, visit  www.jvcbroadcasting.com  631-648-2500

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THE FIRST ATRIUM AT THE AIRPORT COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT FREE CONCERT AT LI MACARTHUR AIRPORT


Ronkonkoma, New York – For the first time in the history of Long Island MacArthur Airport, radio station My Country 96.1, and Pen Air have teamed up to bring country music superstar Rodney Atkins to the atrium at the airport for a free lunch time concert at 12 on October 22nd.
 
The live event is open to the public and will be the first of many live music events to highlight the new energy and promote the new business at Long Island’s MacArthur Airport.  My Country 96.1 approached the airport management after learning that Atkins wanted to do a free show for the listeners of the radio station.
 
Rodney Atkins, an East Tennessee native, is ready to rock the airport!  He has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener.  He has had six number one hits from his first three albums, and his most recent smash hits “Take a Back Road”, and “Farmers Daughter” have skyrocketed to platinum hits.   He has sold over four million singles in the past five years. 
 
“This is only the beginning of our Airport Atrium lineup,” says Phathead, Director of Programming for My Country 96.1.
 
“More great shows will be announced shortly---My Country 96.1 is committed to bring major national country music talent to Long Island because Long Island loves its country,” John Caracciolo, President of JVC Broadcasting said. “Thanks to our partners like The Town of Islip, Nardy Honda, Pen Air and Long Island MacArthur Airport we can start the tradition of superstar talent right in our own back yard, and for free too!
Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane, liaison to MacArthur Airport echoed support and said, “We are thrilled to have Rodney Atkins.  This is exactly how we envision promoting Long Island MacArthur Airport by having talents like Rodney Atkins giving free concerts to our travelers and Islip residents. Long Island MacArthur Airport is the hallmark for both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.”
 
About JVC Broadcasting and Long Island Events
 
JVC Broadcasting is Long Island’s largest, independently owned and locally operated radio broadcast company and live entertainment company.  Run by Long Islanders for Long Islanders, JVC’s commitment is to bring fun, exciting, local radio and live events back to its listeners and the Long Island consumer.  JVC stations serve the entire island and coastal Connecticut and include – flagship station Dance, Rhythmic WPTY-FM PARTY Radio on 105.3, Long Island’s only Spanish FM station, LaFiesta on 98.5, heritage classic rock station 103.9 WRCN and the Island’s newest radio station and the only Country FM station in the tri-state area, WJVC-FM My Country 96.1.    JVC’s event division Long Island Events is the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC , the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for Long Island enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 3.5million Long Island  consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms . For additional information, visit  www.jvcbroadcasting.com  631-648-2500

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JVC MEDIA NAMES PHATHEAD GROUP DIRECTOR OF COUNTRY MUSIC PROGRAMMING


Ronkonkoma, NY  – JVC Media, one of the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcasters in Long Island, New York and Gainesville, Ocala Florida, has tapped Long Island WJVC Program Director Phathead to oversee the entertainment groups Country music assets.  In his new position, Phathead will oversee WJVC-FM, Nassau/Suffolk, WTRS-FM 102.3 Ocala, 104.9, Gainesville, Florida and oversee the production of all Country based NTR events.
Phathead brings with him over 15 years of experience in radio broadcasting and live events.  He was instrumental in launching WJVC-FM 96.1 My Country, the first FM Country radio station in the Nassau Suffolk market in recent history.  Ironically, Phathead got his start in radio with Vic “Latino” Canalas”, the VP and COO of JVC Media.  “ I remember when Phathead was the cool guy on the radio when we launched Party 105 on Long Island in 1998, now he is the cool guy in the Country world and he is one of the most dedicated programmers I have had the pleasure of working with”, said VP COO Vic Latino.
“Phathead, and after 15 years I still can’t get used to calling him that, is the main reason behind the success of our My Country brand and the driving force of our NTR programs, I am so excited and proud to have him oversee all of our country radio properties and events”, said John Caracciolo, President and CEO of JVC.
“To say that I am excited to take on this new task would be an understatement.  The people in and around Country music are like family to me and in three short years with WJVC we were able to develop new relationships and solid friendships and I am looking to take that same attitude and work ethic to the Gainesville, Ocala radio market”, said Phathead.
In his first official managerial move, Phathead has promoted long time WTRS radio morning man Dave Tyler to Program Director. 
“I look forward to working with Dave and growing the My Country brand in North Central Florida, we can’t wait to get going”, added Phathead.
JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding on Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again. 
 
About JVC Broadcasting
JVC Broadcasting is the largest, independently owned and locally operated radio broadcast company and live entertainment company on Long Island, NY.  JVC’s commitment is to bring fun, exciting, local radio and live events back to its listeners and the consumer.  JVC’s NY stations serve the Nassau/Suffolk market and coastal Connecticut and include – flagship station Dance, Rhythmic WPTY-FM PARTY Radio on 105.3, Long Island’s only Spanish FM station, LaFiesta on 98.5, heritage classic rock station 103.9 WRCN and the Island’s newest radio station and the only Country FM station in the area, WJVC-FM My Country 96.1.   
JVC’s event division Long Island Events is the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater, a 7,000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for the area, enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 3.5 million Long Island consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms.
For additional information, visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com 631-648-2500

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JVC MEDIA NAMES SHANE REEVE VP MARKET MANAGER OF NEW GAINESVILLE, OCALA CLUSTER


Ronkonkoma, NY  – JVC Media, one of the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcasters in Long Island, New York and Gainesville, Ocala Florida, has tapped Florida resident and radio pro Shane Reeve to lead its brand new Gainesville, Ocala 5 station radio cluster.
Shane has over 25 years of broadcast experience and was recently the VP Market Manager of the Cumulus Ft. Walton Beach Cluster. 
During his 25 years of service to our industry Shane has made stops at WDIZ in Orlando, WMMZ in Ocala, WEZX in Scranton, PA and after realizing that market was too cold came back to WJRR, Orlando until Cox took him to run the sales department at WXGL in Tampa then Cox promoted him back to Orlando to run legendary rocker WHTQ.   Ironically, Shane got his start in radio with John Caracciolo, the President and CEO of JVC Media.  “ I remember when Shane and I both started at WLIR-FM in Garden City NY.  I was the engineer and he was the best sales intern I ever saw” said Caracciolo. “ I am so happy that he is part of the family once again”, he added.
 “I am really excited and proud to join the JVC family and help develop these amazing stations, I love this market, it’s a homecoming for me and I am thrilled to be back working with old friends and partners” said Reeve.
JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding on Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again. 
 
About JVC Broadcasting
 
JVC Broadcasting was formed in July 2009. The company consists of four radio stations in New York serving the Nassau /Suffolk market, five radio stations in Florida serving the Gainesville/ Ocala, market, and JVC’s event division Long Island Events the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island. These businesses power JVC , the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for local consumers enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 4.5million consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms . We broadcast, and present with the mindset that if we under promise and over deliver, have integrity in all of our relationships and create an atmosphere of high energy fun and excitement , our results will be exceptional for our clients, listeners and our families. For additional information, visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com

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JVC MEDIA TO PURCHASE ASTERISK COMMUNICATION'S FLORIDA RADIO GROUP


 

Ronkonkoma, NY  – JVC Media, the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcaster on Long Island, has entered into an agreement to buy Asterisk Communication’s five Florida FM  radio stations, WTRS, WMFQ, WXJZ, WBXY and WYGC.  JVC owns 4 FM radio stations on Long Island, WPTY, WBON, WJVC, WRCN and operates Long Island Events, which manages the 7,000 seat outdoor entertainment venue known as the Pennysaver Amphitheater.  JVC was formed by broadcasting veterans John Caracciolo and Victor Canales and is backed by Northwood Ventures.
 
102.3 WTRS is a heritage Country station serving the Gainesville/Ocala Florida market with a legendary track record of success and community involvement.  Hot AC WMFQ, Q92 serves North Central Florida as one of the top rated music stations in the area thanks to its great signal and award winning staff. WXJZ is a unique FM station serving the Gainesville area with a smooth FM music mix format that has developed a deeply devoted following. WBXY and WYGC, both Gainesville FM stations make up the rest of this market dominating cluster. 
 
JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding on Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again.
 
JVC Media CEO, John Caracciolo said, “We are honored and privileged to welcome these top performing radio stations into the JVC family. The prior owner of these stations was committed to community service, high quality broadcasting and creating an excellent work environment for its staff, and we are proud to be able to continue the tradition that Asterisk started in this great market”.
 
JVC Media VP, COO Victor Canales added, “We love this radio market, and we are excited to continue the trend of fun, local radio in North Central Florida”.  “We plan on adding staff in Florida and New York and to make a big splash with marketing and programming when we begin operating the stations”, he added.
 
About JVC Broadcasting
JVC Broadcasting is the largest, independently owned and locally operated radio broadcast company and live entertainment company on Long Island, NY.  JVC’s commitment is to bring fun, exciting, local radio and live events back to its listeners and the consumer.  JVC’s NY stations serve the Nassau/Suffolk market and coastal Connecticut and include – flagship station Dance, Rhythmic WPTY-FM PARTY Radio on 105.3, Long Island’s only Spanish FM station, LaFiesta on 98.5, heritage classic rock station 103.9 WRCN and the Island’s newest radio station and the only Country FM station in the area, WJVC-FM My Country 96.1.   
JVC’s event division Long Island Events is the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater, a 7,000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for the area, enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 3.5 million Long Island consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms.
For additional information, visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com 631-648-2500
 
About Northwood Ventures
Northwood Ventures partners exclusively with successful management teams to make equity investments in privately held companies. We invest in venture capital and management buyout opportunities in a broad range of industries, with a particular interest in the communications, retail/consumer, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. Northwood’s flexible and long-term philosophy allows us to creatively evaluate and structure our investments. Since our establishment in 1983, we have invested in approximately 160 companies.
For additional information, visit www.northwoodventures.com

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The Chris Canty Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer to Youth Impacted by Hurricane Sandy


 

Celebrating  this Holiday Season will be a challenge for  many families and  children impacted by Hurricane Sandy, but New York Giants starting Defensve Tackle, Chris Canty hopes to  lend a hand in helping those families  this year.
Starting on December 14th, 2012 The Chris Canty Foundation will be donating toys to over 500 youth throughout the New York TriState area. On December 17th, 2012 The Chris Canty Foundation will be donating 100 toys to youth from Long Island, NY impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Holiday Giveaway will take place from from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Prime Diagnostic Institute located at 4250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 1050 West, Holbrook, NY 11741. Prime Diagnostic Imaging/Neurorays of New Jersey, US Veterans Motorcycle Club NY State, Cafe Amici, Jacob Light Foundation, the New York Nationals, and JVC BROADCASTING CO will be partnering with The Chris Canty Foundation to honor students of Harding Avenue Elementary of Lindenhurst, NY. The school serves roughly 235 children. The goal of Harding Avenue Elementary School is to provide students with an environment that meets their intellectual, emotional, and social needs. The school offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that builds essential skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students participate in specialized instruction on a weekly basis in such subjects as physical education,library and media, art, general music, and computer technology.
 
Education. Fitness. Service.2011 Christmas Giveaway Program (Bronx,NY Elem. School) While the elementary school exposes students to methods that encourage academic excellence, it is still important to engage them in this philanthropic effort. Canty recalls why this initative is one that is so important, “This is more about letting the parents and children know that we care in this time of need.  While we feel the students  should be rewarded for their academic performance, we also want them to recognize that efforts like these are necessary because so many children  we be left out during the holidays this year because  due to the impact  of Hurricane Sandy,” he shared.For more information on this Christmas Giveaway Program or to learn more about how you can support the Foundation’s efforts, please contact Joseph Canty, President/Chairman, via email at mailto:info@chriscantyfoundation.org or you may call 704-845-4601.
 
The Chris Canty Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the total development of youth in our communities. Our goal is to utilize the platform of sports to affect positive change in the lives of children through mentoring, educational programs, and physical activities thus promoting health and well being. We seek to inspire our youth to be in service to our communities and our communities to be in service to our youth by providing support to these initiatives.
 
The mission of Prime Diagnostic Institute is to educate, sculpt and produce a new generation ofsonographers that will be recognized for their superb clinical intellect and excellent scanning capabilities in the profession of ultrasound. Our program philosophy is based on the belief that the diagnostic medical sonographer plays an essential role in the medical team and provides a vital service to the patient and the physician by accurately detecting disease.  The success of our 
students in applying the skills of diagnostic ultrasound is dependent on a vigorous process of hands-on training coupled with structured comprehensive instruction. The program, therefore, is committed to supporting the professional and personal development of each individual seeking this career. 

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The Largest Outdoor Country Music Festival on Long Island VETS ROCK


 

The Largest Outdoor Country Music Festival on Long Island

VETS ROCK

      

A salute to the men and women that protect and serve our Country

 

 

Farmingville, NY – The largest celebration of Country music and the men and women that defend this great nation takes place this Saturday, September 22nd at the Pennysaver Amphitheater. Country music radio station My Country 96.1 presents the second annual Vets Rock Long Island Festival and concert.  Vets Rock is the largest outdoor country music festival on Long Island.  This is an all day event with great live music, tons of vendors, food, cold beer, (hey, it’s country music) and plenty of line dancing fun.

 

This year’s musical lineup includes the legendary Ronnie Dunn.  Country music superstar Ronnie Dunn has won more than twenty BMI awards including Country Music Songwriter of the year in 1996 and 2001.  He has received more than 27Academy of Country Music Awards and three Entertainer of the Year awards. Together with Kix Brooks, Brooks and Dunn have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country music awards than any act in the history of country music. 

 

Joining Ronnie Dunn on the big stage at the Pennysaver Amphitheater to salute our troops will be Lee Brice, American Idol star Lauren Alaina, Gloriana, and recently reunited for a 2012 tour, the band everybody is talking about,  The Mavericks.   On stage with them will be Long Island locals Lisa Matassa, Rattlesnake Dawn and Six Gun.

 

Gates to the Amphitheater open at 12 noon and the show starts promptly at 1pm with a salute to our nation.  “This is an event for the entire family to enjoy and a great opportunity to say thank you to the men and women that risk their lives every day to defend our freedoms”, said John Caracciolo President and CEO of My Country 96.1. “ You really can’t help just becoming overwhelmed with a feeling of pride when you see the men and women in uniform fill the stage and the crowd just going wild for them”, added My Country Program Director and morning man Phathead. 

 

The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, formerly The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located on Bicycle Path in Farmingville. Call Matt Goldapper at(631) 676-7500 or email mgoldapper@eventsli.com for more information.  In addition to Vets Rock, there are several other events taking place in the area around the Amphitheater so guests are being asked to come early and car pool if possible.  Officials anticipate parking to be tight and traffic to be heavier than normal.  For more information on the Pennysaver Amphitheater please visitwww.pennysaveramp.com

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WRCN 103.9 Rocks a little younger


 

 

WRCN ROCKS LONG ISLAND
 
Long Island, NY, August 28, 2012, WRCN 103.9 Rocks a little younger!
 
WRCN-FM 103.9 Long Islands true local Heritage Rock Radio Station is changing for the times. The station is adding a touch of mainstream rock to its huge music playlist.  Calling the change "a slight format tweak", VP of programming Charlie Lombardo said, "I am proud of what WRCN is and how we serve our Long Island listeners and this change is really a reflection of the changing Long Island demographic and what they wanted".  
 
"The station has new life and new energy and our playlist is truly the rock of Long Island" added VP, COO Vic Latino.  
 
In addition to the newer music and mainstream mix, the station announced the addition of a brand new morning show.  The Real Radio Show will debut on September 4th at 6am.  Hosted by radio veteran Frankie Dee, along with his sidekicks Henry K and Twisted Sister member A.J Pero, the show is a high energy mix of comedy, music, celebrity interviews and worldwide entertainment.  The show will also devote a segment to local Long Island talent, making it the only radio station in the tri-state area to devote prime time morning drive to unsigned indie bands.  Joining the cast on the debut show will be Kiss front man Gene Simmons.
 
The combination of a new music mix, the Real Radio morning show ,the best local rock, the radio home of the NY Jets and tons of listener interaction is going to make WRCN MUST HEAR RADIO!  103.9 WRCN is the only station that dares to bring this type of innovative programming to Long Island and corporate owner JVC Broadcasting is committed to developing and maintaining programming that makes all of Long Island proud and makes local radio fun and exciting to listen too.  Check us out online at www.wrcn.com

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Disco Fever Comes to Suffolk County


REAL HOUSEWIVE’S OF NEW JERSEY TERESA GIUDICE TO HOST BOOK SIGNING AND TASTING AT DISCO FEVER CONCERT
 
 
Farmingville, NY – Get your platform shoes and your bellbottoms out of the closet!  Coming this Friday August 10th to the Pennysaver Amphitheater it’s a 70’s invasion staring Gloria Gaynor, Lime, The Tramps, France Joli, Martha Wash and more as they take over the big stage at the Pennysaver Amphitheater.  Also on hand will be huge disco fan, Teresa Giudice, star of the hit TV show Real Housewives of New Jersey.
 
Disco Fever is a superstar collection of the best music the 70’s had to offer.  Headliner Gloria Gaynor, best known for her 70’s number one hit, “I will Survive” and her number 9 Hot 100 single “Never Can Say Goodbye”, will be joined on stage by The Tramps, historically know as the FIRST disco band ever with their Grammy winning song “Disco Inferno”.  The night will be filled with great memories and tons of dancing in the isles to hits like “Doctors Orders”, and “Midnight Love Affair” by Carol Douglas, and France Joli performing “Come to Me”.  “It’s going to be a fun, wild night”, said Vic Latino superstar DJ and MC who is responsible for organizing the entire production.  “it will be like your eight track came back to life”, and your turntable started working again”, he added
 
The music superstars will be joined on stage by the star of the hit TV series Real Housewives of NJ, Teresa Giudice.  Teresa will be signing her new book, posing for pictures with fans, dancing on the great lawn and encouraging fans to sample her new designer cocktail.
 
Long Island Events is the new operator of the Pennysaver Amphitheater formerly known as the Brookhaven Amphitheater.  Long Island Events has committed to bring fun high quality, low cost entertainment to Long Island, and this show is going to top the FUN list!
 
Gates for the show open at 5PM and the show starts at 6PM. Permanent seating and lawn seating is available at Ticketmaster. No food or beverages are permitted at the Amphitheater, a full concession and bar is available.  The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, formerly The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located on Bicycle Path in Farmingville. Please visit www.pennysaveramp.com  for more information on the venue and a full schedule of upcoming events.

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Half Hollow Hills Newspaper


 

Enjoy this week’s issue of The Long Islander’s Half Hollow Hills Newspaper.
… full newspaper in PDF format attached.
 
 
Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
 
NEWS
Dix Hills’ John Caracciolo becomes a showman
Stern proposing BPA-unfriendly plastics ban
Town board takes aim at highway superintendent post
 
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Paramount helps search for “The NEXT’ music star
Photo invitational brings top artists to town
 
SPORTS
Huntington Olympian reports back from London
 
For your free copies, go to www.halfhollownews.com
 

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DISCO FEVER 2012


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Suffolk radio station blends community awareness with merengue and reggaeton.


With Merengue, Reggaeton, and Community Awareness, Suffolk Radio Station Unites Spanish Speakers

While the last notes of a well-known Colombian salsa song play out and a Venezuelan merengue is next on the pre-recorded mix, Ana Maria Caraballo, 29, takes a call from a Dominican woman who just won a pair of tickets for an upcoming reggaeton concert.

 
Having been recently promoted to program director, in addition to her on-air radio personality job for WBON La Fiesta 98.5FM, Caraballo, a Puerto Rican native, is no stranger to dealing with the rich diversity of Latin culture and all the differences that exist between nationalities.
 
“Latinos are a melting pot,” she said.
 
Caraballo, who came from New Jersey to have her own show at La Fiesta, was surprised to find such an ethnic diversity east of New York City. “I didn’t even know there was a huge community of Hispanic people on Long Island.”
 
Through La Fiesta, Spanish-speaking immigrants from Huntington to Montauk have been able to move to the rhythm of music from their native countries, listen to Latino-centric talk shows, and receive important information about everything from immigration policy to charity events.
 
Hear Caraballo talk about La Fiesta:

 

 

 

As a Suffolk-based radio station, La Fiesta is considered “class A” due to its limited geographical reach, a fact that John Caracciolo, the owner of the station, considers an advantage. With a more focused listenership, he can offer cheaper advertising rates than other radio stations that also cover New York City.
 
“We’re built and continue to be built on local advertisers,” Caracciolo said.
 
With advertisers such as Huntington Honda, TD Bank, and the Long Island Ducks baseball team, this niche methodology is especially important for La Fiesta, the only Spanish-language radio station that reaches all of Suffolk County. There’s definitely an audience: Suffolk is home to 246,000 Latinos, or 16 percent of the total population, according to a recent Suffolk County Government Comprehensive Plan report. Of those Latinos, the Fiscal Policy Institute reported in a 2010 survey that about 170,000 are Spanish-speakers.
 
“La Fiesta was needed,” Caracciolo said.
 

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THE BIGGEST OUTDOOR SPANISH MUSIC FESTIVAL ON LONG ISLAND STARRING DADDY YANKEE


 

 
Farmingville, NY –La Fiesta 98.5 FM presents the biggest outdoor Spanish music festival on Long Island,  Fieston 2012, staring Daddy Yankee.  
 
The  pioneer of Reggaeton, Latin Grammy, Billboard and MTV Music award winner will make his first appearance on Long Island on September 7th and the brand new Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville.
 
Daddy Yankee,  recognized as an icon of Latin music worldwide will headline Fiestone a nonstop calibration of Spanish music and culture presented by Long Island’s top Spanish radio station 98.5 FM LaFiesta.   
 
Joining Daddy Yankee will be Frank Reyes el Principe de la Bachata, Alexis y Fido- Los reyes del perreo, El Cuco Toño Rosario, and the new bachata sensation Leslie Grace.
 
This is an event for the entire family, to celebrate the end of summer 2012 and to celebrate a full day of culture and entertainment.  
 
Gates to the Amphitheater will open at 4p and the first artist hits the stage at 5PM.
 
Get tickets online now at www.ticketmaster.com or call 1800-745-3000
 
Long Island Events is the new operator of the Pennysaver Amphitheater formerly known as the Brookhaven Amphitheater.  Long Island Events has committed to bring low cost, high level entertainment to Long Island.
 
The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, formerly The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located on Bicycle Path in Farmingville. Please visit www.pennysaveramp.com  for more information on the venue and a full schedule of upcoming events.

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THESE STUDENTS SING AND PLAY LEE GREENWOOD MUSIC AS THEY RAISE MONEY TO HONOR THOSE WHO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS


Walk into any school, High School, Junior High or elementary school anywhere on Long Island or anywhere in America and the first thing you will run into is a trophy case commemorating athletes, the theater program, scholars and even musicians.  All very well deserved honors and very fitting.  But what we are missing is that wall of honor that salutes the brave men and women who have graduated from these very schools, have joined the armed forces and have gone on to protect and serve our Country.  We need to honor them as well. 

 
At a time when our Country is at a confusing point, a public school in Brooklyn bans students from singing a patriotic Lee Greenwood anthem,  a young lady from Long Island is taking a different approach and My Country 96.1 WJVC radio is calling on all its listeners to ban together to help her reach her goal
 
Meet Chelsea Anderson a High School Junior from Eastport South Manor Junior Senior High School in Manorville.  She along with her classmates formed the Wall of Honor Committee and their goal is to build a wall outside their school library that will honor the brave men and women who have graduated from ESM Junior Senior High and have gone on to protect and serve our great land.
 
This is a huge undertaking and the students have committed a tremendous amount of time and effort to complete this project.  It is estimated that the wall will cost $60,000 to complete this is a small amount when it is compared to the contribution of these men and women to our country each and every day.
 
On Wednesday June 20th, My Country 96.1 FM morning radio host Phathead invited Chelsea Anderson and the Principal of ESM Junior Senior High School on his morning radio show to discuss the project and introduce their plans to the My Country 96.1 FM Long Island listeners.  The studio phones, the stations facebook and Twitter accounts went into overload with offers of support and encouragement.   “All the listeners of My Country 96.1 asked how they could help and what they could do to get involved” said morning man Phathead.  “So I figured, why not have the students on stage at our big Freedom Fest concert and give our listeners a chance to meet them and donate towards the project  and we’ll even play Lee Greenwood God Bless the USA while they are on stage”,  he added.
 
So with a few phone calls and some quick thinking, My Country 96.1 is going to get them their wall!  On July 3rd 2012, My Country 96.1 presents its second annual Freedom Fest Concert at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill. This is an all day festival and celebration of America staring Country Music superstar Dierks Bentley and eight additional acts.  Phathead called his friends at Capital Records who spoke to Dierks and filled him in on the project and he immediately offered to donate one of his brand new acoustic guitars and two meet and greet passes for the July 3rd show.  The guitar will be raffled off on July 3rd and the lucky winner will get to take the guitar back stage so Dierks can personally sign it for them.  This is a once in a lifetime priceless prize that will give the students the ability to raise a big chunk of money for this project.  All the proceeds from this raffle and all the donations from the day will go to the ESM wall of Honor committee.
 
The My Country 96.1 Freedom Fest concert will be July 3rd at The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville.   Gates open at 12 noon and the show starts at 1pm.  A limited number of tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.  For more information go to www.mycountryli.com
 
My Country 96.1 is a JVC Broadcasting station.  JVC Broadcasting is Long Island’s largest, independently owned and locally operated radio broadcast company and live entertainment company.  Run by Long Islanders for Long Islanders, JVC’s commitment is to bring fun, exciting, local radio and live events back to its listeners and the Long Island consumer.  JVC stations serve the entire island and coastal Connecticut and include – flagship station Dance, Rhythmic WPTY-FM PARTY Radio on 105.3, Long Island’s only Spanish FM station, WBON LaFiesta on 98.5, heritage classic rock station 103.9 WRCN and the Island’s newest radio station and the only Country FM station in the tri-state area, WJVC-FM My Country 96.1.    JVC’s event division Long Island Events is the operator of The Pennysaver Amphitheater a 7000 person outdoor concert event facility on Long Island.  These businesses power JVC , the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions for Long Island enabling thousands of advertisers to tap into the 3.5million Long Island  consumers JVC delivers through its live event, electronic media and digital platforms. For additional information, visit  www.jvcbroadcasting.com  631-648-2500
 

 

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PARTY 105 NIGHT DJ MISS STACY NAMED ONE OF THE HOTTEST WOMEN OF RADIO


Party 105.3 superstar night DJ Miss Stacy has been selected as one of the hottest women in radio for 2012 by the music industry, celebrity website, PopCrunch.com. 
 
This is the 4th annual Hottest Women of Radio awards, the contest was started by the PopCrunch staff after many requests by radio station listeners and PopCrunch supporters. The response is overwhelming, with tens of thousands of total nominations that nominated well over 200 different women of radio. PopCrunch editors whittle it down from there and compile the rankings based on available photos of the women as well as from reading the nominations. It is easy to get a sense of which DJs are the most loved and have great personalities from the nominations.
 
PopCrunch reports that is one of the most popular pieces they do every year with the 2011 list having been viewed over a million times since its release.  “Its obvious that the American people still care greatly about their local radio stations” says the PopCrunch staff.
 
This is the second year Party 105’s Miss Stacy has made the list and with much love and listener support she has been selected as the  7th Hottest Woman of radio for 2012.
 
“It is a honor to be recognized nationally with females I grew up listen to and admiring, thanks to the Long Island listeners my JVC family, my friends and supporters”, said Miss Stacy. 
 
“I am so proud of Stacy and all of her professional accomplishments, this one too, but it does make it difficult to run the radio station with a crowd of guys outside every night all looking to date her”, said Party 105 President and CEO John Caracciolo.   
 
Miss Stacy can be heard weeknights on Party 105.3 Long Island from 6 PM to 10 PM playing great dance music, talking to her fans, and playing tons of listener requests. 
 
PopCrunch.com is run by PopCrunch Media a publisher of celebrity lustiness. PopCrunch Media basically publishes celebrity gossip, news, and videos.
 
Party 105.3 is the flagship station of JVC Broadcasting, super serving Long Island with the best dance, rhythmic, feel good music on the dial.  You can also listen to Party 105 worldwide at www.party105.com
 
Link to Miss Stacy top 7 entry
 

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PENNYSAVER AMPHITEATER LAUNCH PARTY


PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER LAUNCH PARTY

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FREE FAMILY NIGHTS AT PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2012                                  
Contact: Matt Goldapper
Phone: (631) 648-2500
 
Farmingville, NY – Coming Tuesday July 31st Cinderella hits the big stage at the brand new Pennysaver Amphitheater, and on Tuesday August 14th Pinkalicious is live on the big stage.
 
Cinderella is the most classic of all fairy tales, and it springs to life in this fast-paced musical production! Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here – ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending! This musical will delight the young and “young at heart.” Gates to the Amphitheater open at 6:15PM and show time is 7:00PM.  This show is completely free to the public.
 
Pinkalicious comes to life!  The original production of Pinkalicious, the Musical that kids just can’t get enough of makes a stop at Pennysaver Park on Tuesday August 14th.  This is another Free event for the entire family.  Gates open at 6:15 and show time is 7:00PM.
 
Long Island Events is the new operator of the Pennysaver Amphitheater formerly known as the Brookhaven Amphitheater.  Long Island Events has committed to maintain free family event for years to come.  John Caracciolo, President of Long Island Events said, “Thanks to our partners and sponsors we are able to continue the tradition that the Town of Brookhaven started and maintain free family events for all to enjoy”.  “ Our sponsors really make this happen”, he added.
 
All free family shows start at 7:00PM sharp. Permanent seating and lawn seating is available. No food or beverages are permitted at the Amphitheater, a full concession available.  The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, formerly The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located on Bicycle Path in Farmingville. Please visit www.pennysaveramp.com  for more information on the venue and a full schedule of upcoming events.
 
Special thanks to all the sponsors that made this event possible like All Island Media, Fidelis Care, local businessman and owner of Porters on the Lane, John Giannott, Stephens 112 Auto Group,  Dan Farrell and The Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees, Pepsi Bottling Company of Long Island, Donaldson’s VW, George’s Wireless Cable and Home Theater in Sayville, Krazy Kidz of Medford and Suffolk Center for Therapy and Speech Rehabilitation in Stonybrook.

 

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Supervisor Lesko and JVC Broadcasting Announce Line-Up for the Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation Free Concert


 

Supervisor Lesko and JVC Broadcasting Announce Line-Up for the
Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation Free Concert
 
Concert to be held May 19th at the Brookhaven Amphitheater
 
Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Mark Lesko and JVC Broadcasting President John Caracciolo announced the acts that will perform at the Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation free concert to be held on Saturday, May 19th at the Brookhaven Amphitheater from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The concert, which is also sponsored by Suffolk County and the Towns of Riverhead, Islip, Southampton, Babylon, and North Hempstead, is dedicated to all of the volunteer emergency services workers whose heroism resulted in the containment of the Manorville and Ridge brushfires on April 9th and April 10th, 2012.
 
The following acts will perform at the concert:
 
  • Nassau County Fire Department Pipe and Drum Band: The award winning 30-piece marching/performing band includes members from Nassau and Suffolk.  They will open the show with a tribute to America.
     
  • Joe Bayer Band: This Long Island-based band plays country and southern rock, including a solid mix of award-winning original music and covers of the biggest Country Music hits.
     
  • Rattlesnake Dawn: They’re not your typical Long Island Country /Classic Rock Band.  They play the best of Classic Rock and Country from Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Gretchen Wilson, The Band, Zac Brown, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and more.
     
  • Wonderous Stories: Long Island's 70's progressive rock cover band, featuring the music of Yes, Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who, the Beatles and more.
     
  • Goumba Johnny and Paul Anthony: Two of Long Island’s favorite comedians will leave the crowd laughing in the aisles.
     
  • That 70’s Band: The area’s premier dance bands takes the audience back in time to experience the music of Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool & the Gang, Donna Summer, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Spinners, Barry White and more.
     
  • Quiet Riot: Best known for their hit singles "Cum On Feel the Noize" and “Mama Weer All Crazy Now,” Quiet Riot has the distinction of being ranked at No. 100 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Rock.”

 

“This event dedicated to our volunteer service men and women is turning out to be something very special and I am proud to partner with JVC Broadcasting and municipalities in both Suffolk and Nassau County to say thank you to our volunteers who were so courageous during the brushfires and put their lives on the line for us every day,” said Supervisor Mark Lesko, “I have to thank our partner JVC Broadcasting for putting the free appreciation concert together in such a short period of time. It’s going to be a great day.”

 
JVC Broadcasting President John Caracciolo said, “This is going to be a really great day and a wonderful opportunity for all of Long Island to say thank you to the men and women that protect our lives and property every day.  The entire staff of JVC Broadcasting is proud to be working with Supervisor Lesko and the Town to produce this event.  We hope everyone comes out and helps us say thanks for a job well done.”
 
“This event serves as a small token of our appreciation for the heroic efforts displayed by our firefighters and first responders while fighting the recent Manorville and Ridge brush fires," said County Executive Bellone. "I thank Supervisor Lesko and JVC Broadcasting for spearheading this event to honor and celebrate our emergency responders and look forward to a great time to be had by all."
 
The Feal Good Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to spread awareness and educate the public about the health effects on 9/11 first responders, is also sponsored the volunteer appreciation concert. John Feal, Founder and President of the Feal Good Foundation, said, “Time and time again, the American spirit and resolve is tested. This great nation was based on volunteers fighting for their freedom over 200 years ago. Again on 9/11/01 the spirit of volunteerism was tested, and the American spirit was stronger than ever. The Feal Good Foundation is humbled to co-sponsor an amazing event for a group of incredible volunteers who go mostly unnoticed on a daily basis. But these men and women all volunteers risk their lives every day for the great people of Long Island, and we simply cannot let that go unnoticed anymore."
 
The Saturday, May 19 concert begins at 1:00 p.m. and will end at 6:00 p.m. The parking lot will open at 10:00 a.m. and gates open at 12:00 noon. Concert attendees can either sit in the stadium seating section or bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit in the grass area. No food or beverages will be allowed to be brought into the Amphitheater. The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located at 55 South Bicycle Path in Farmingville.
JVC Broadcasting, Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Long Island, Clare Rose Distributors, Bridgehampton National Bank, the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees, Cody’s of Riverhead, WALK 97.5, and the Long Island Comedy Company will sponsor the event.
 
About the Brookhaven Amphitheater
The Brookhaven Amphitheater is located at Bald Hill in Farmingville and has a permanent stadium seating capacity of 2500 and lawn seating to accommodate an additional 4000 people. The Town of Brookhaven began hosting concerts at Bald Hill in 1965, when it was known as the Bald Hill Ski Bowl. The current Amphitheater was built in the late 1980’s and modeled after venues like the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. Over the years, many artists have performed at the Amphitheater, including James Brown, B.B. King, Eric Church, Big Time Rush, Blondie, Journey, the B52’s, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, and the Go Go’s
 
About JVC Broadcasting
JVC Broadcasting is the largest independently owned radio group on Long Island with four radio stations including Classic Rock WRCN, Top 40/Dance Party 105, My Country 96.1, and LaFiesta. Recently, the Town Board voted to enter into a five year agreement with the company to manage and promote events at the Brookhaven Amphitheater. This agreement is anticipated to save the Town of Brookhaven $200,000 in 2012 through the reduction of expenses and projected revenue from ticket sales. The partnership with JVC is expected to save the Town even more in years two through five as the Town will see additional revenue from expanded programming and continued reduction in expenditures.
 
JVC Broadcasting has recently produced concerts at the Brookhaven Amphitheater, Bethpage Ducks Stadium in partnership with owner Frank Boulton, the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Harrah’s and Bally’s in Atlantic City, the Hammerstein Ballroom, Webster Hall, and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, as well as other local venues on Long Island. The Brookhaven Town Board recently approved a five-year agreement with JVC Broadcasting to produce shows and events at the Brookhaven Amphitheater. For more information about JVC Broadcasting, visit www.jvcbroadcasting.com.

 

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