Amaturo Sonoma Media Group (ASMG) was formed in May of 2013, with the acquisition of five of Santa Rosa's leading radio stations, to become a locally owned media company. The founder is long time Santa Rosa business executive, Lawrence Amaturo, co-owner of Santa Rosa Nissan, Kia of Santa Rosa and the new Splash Express of Santa Rosa. Joining Lawrence in the formation of SMG is longtime broadcaster Michael O'Shea, who serves as President of SMG.
The company is the largest local radio group, reaching more than 200,000 adult listeners each week by owning and operating:
97.7 The River
All five stations emanate from shared studios and offices at 1410 Neotomas Avenue, in Santa Rosa.
"The overwhelming bulk of SMG's business is from local businesses...approximately 90% of our commercial inventory goes towards promoting and advertising locally owned and operated businesses," says O'Shea. "We are currently promoting an initiative of 'buying local' on all five of our stations. With the impending holiday season were proactively asking our approximately 200,000 weekly listeners to consider shopping local before they shop big national stores or shop online."
"We're specifically itemizing the virtues of local commerce: keeping our local tax base high, keeping our local companies, who hire local people, supported first," O'Shea continued. "Being a locally owned and operated company, whose existence and success is dependent on our local companies having success first, is a part of our DNA." Interview courtesy of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.
NorthBay biz magazine is a monthly business-to-business publication covering Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties for more than 40 years. In November 2017 it was acquired by Amaturo Sonoma Media Group.
Today, NorthBay biz has more than 50,000 readers, and publishes 15 issues annually (12 monthly issues and three bonus issues). The editorial team and staff are committed to bringing you the latest news and trends in agriculture, wine, tourism, real estate, construction, insurance, education, technology, nonprofits, health care and more.
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