Injunction filed to stop Bristol Beat from selling

Published on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:52
Written by Lorenzo Burgio

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - An application for a temporary injunction was submitted to prevent The Bristol Beat from selling any assets or equipment before a court date in December.

The application was filed by attorney Stephen Mangan on Tuesday, the same day that The Bristol Beat, an online radio station and podcast, announced on Facebook that it was signing off the air and selling its assets.

New Britain Superior Court issued the injunction that states Steve Gagne, owner of The Bristol Beat, is restricted from “selling, disposing or transferring assets or equipment,” before the next court date on Dec. 1.

The application was accompanied by two exhibits. The first was printouts of The Bristol Beat’s Facebook post that announced it was signing off the air and included the comments of the post, where The Bristol Beat said it will be “selling everything.”

The second exhibit consisted of printouts from the website Craigslist where, on Nov. 15, The Bristol Beat posted an advertisement to sell a “Streaming Radio Station,” The Bristol Beat, as a whole for $37,500.

“The sale of the radio station includes the website and the app. The price reflects everything in the station with exception to personal items,” reads the Craigslist post, which was coupled with photos of the equipment in the station. “I would prefer selling the entire station as a whole because it is a part of Bristol, but I am willing to sell off equipment.”

The Bristol Beat signing off the air came roughly a month after Gagne and his wife, former Republican councilwoman Jodi Zils Gagne, were named in a lawsuit that alleged Zils Gagne misused a former elderly client’s funds when she conservator.

The lawsuit was filed by Mangan, the elderly client’s new conservator, and contends that she lent her husband $110,000 of the client’s money for The Bristol Beat.

Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at 860-973-5088 or by email at lburgio@bristolpress.com. Follow Lorenzo Burgio on Twitter @burgioBP.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General Business, General News on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:52. Updated: Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:54.