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Nassau IDA launches Sunday morning radio show

Harry Coghlan, CEO of the Nassau County IDA,

Harry Coghlan, CEO of the Nassau County IDA, hosts the premiere of the agency's radio show, "Nassau Means Business," on Sunday. 

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency launched a radio show over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

The 30-minute taped broadcast, called "Nassau Means Business," aired Sunday on WKJY 98.3 FM, known as KJOY, a commercial radio station owned by Connoisseur Media.

The show's host is IDA CEO Harry Coghlan.

He said future installments will air the first Sunday of each month at 7 a.m. The agency plans to have an archive of broadcasts available on nassauida.org, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Coghlan also said he hopes to make the show available as a podcast via I Heart Radio.

“This radio show is part of our plan to promote the agency’s brand, bring new businesses to Nassau and to retain existing businesses that might be considering a move out of state,” he said.

An IDA spokesman said Monday that the Sunday time slot is being donated to the agency by Connoisseur.

Among Long Island's eight IDAs, the Nassau IDA is believed to be the first in recent years to air a monthly radio show. IDAs offer tax breaks to expanding companies in return for their employment and investment promises.

The first guest on the Nassau IDA radio show was Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. Coghlan said future guests will include other elected officials and business executives.

Curran said on Sunday broadcast, "Our job is to make Nassau more attractive so more businesses want to come [here] and employ our young people, and grow the tax base. We cannot lose out on all of the great business that's coming to the region. We want it to come here."

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