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35 YEARS ON THE AIR

Danny Lyons

On March 23 in 1987, Danny Lyons arrived at Connoisseur Media’s WEBE 108 in Bridgeport, plugged in his signature lime green Koss Pro4AA headphone and pushed play on Chicago’s hit song “Will You Still Love Me.” Thirty-five years later, generations of WEBE listeners continue to tune in to Lyons on air, online and through their smart speakers. 

He has been one of the most successful midday radio hosts in the country. Over the years, Lyons achieved double digit ratings, often reaching more than 30% of female radio listeners in Fairfield County. In the latest ratings, fall 2021, Lyons was once again No.1. 

In addition to hosting his show on the air each day, he created “The WEBE 108 Kidsfest,” a signature station event for kids and families that ran nearly 30 years. 

Lyons grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, and began his radio career 50 years ago, at WLIZ in West Palm Beach, Florida. He returned to his hometown and spent the next few years at WWCO before moving to New Haven’s legendary top 40 13 WAVZ where he first began hosting the midday slot in the market in 1978. After a few years, he worked at WKCI (KC-101), WTIC (96 TIC-FM) in Hartford and 66 WNBC in New York. He finally arrived and stayed at WEBE 35 years ago this week. 

Keith Dakin, vice president of programming said, “Danny really is WEBE. When the listeners think of the radio station, Danny is the first person to come to mind. He truly is a master of his craft and it is an honor to work with him every day.” 

Connoisseur Media owns market-leading radio clusters, including Nassau-Suffolk, New York; Metro Fairfield and New Haven, Connecticut and Frederick, Maryland. 

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