We are so sorry to hear that Sam Tilery, a marketing visionary and passionate radio professional at WPLR & WYBC has passed away. For over 30 years, Sam was a major part of the Connoisseur radio stations in Connecticut.
In Radio Ink Magazine, Market Manager Kristin Okesson of WPLR & WYBC spoke highly of her friend and colleague:
“We have been fortunate enough to know and work with Sam for many years. He was a dear friend, wonderful person, and devoted family man, and he will be sorely missed. Sam leaves us as a legend on the streets of New Haven, where his mission was to give back to the community that he served. Sam understood the importance of taking these big brands and using them to do great work, not only for the company, but for the community at large. His spirit will forever be part of the foundation of WPLR and WYBC, everyone in our building, and for those fortunate enough to work with him. No words can adequately express our sadness at Sam’s passing or our gratitude for all of the work he did for people over the course of his career. We can honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he was so passionate about.”