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Connoisseur Media was founded in 2004 by Jeffrey Warshaw and Mike Driscoll. The first acquisition of the company involved several stations in Bloomington, IL. The company began with capital from hedge fund Farallon Capital, along with its founders. Through a combination of start-ups, move-ins, and acquisitions, Connoisseur Media has grown to 36 stations as of February 2014. Connecticut stations include: PLR 99.1, Star 99.9, 95.9 Fox, 94.3 WYBC, CTBoom.com. PLR 99.1 annually sponsors the DMBA's "Cap'n Kidd Treasure Hunt Pirates Day.' Star 99.9 annually sponsors the DMBA's Wine Trail and Lamplight Stroll events.