Cox Media/Tampa Names Dan Mason OM
August 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP (CMG)/TAMPA has named DAN MASON OM for Alternative WSUN (97X), Top 40/Mainstream WPOI (HOT 101.5) and Talk WHPT (102.5 THE BONE), effective SEPT. 8th. MASON will also serve as WPOI's Dir./Branding and Programming.
Previously, MASON served as PD of CBS/BOSTON's 103.3 AMP Radio (WODS). CBS VP/Hot AC STEVE SALHANY will become PD at WODS and continue as PD at crosstown sister Hot AC WBMX as well as continuing as OM at CBS/HARTFORD, where he has been overseeing N/T/S WTIC-A, Hot AC WTIC-F, AC WRCH, and Top 40/R WZMX.
“DAN's approach to programming is firmly in line with ours,” CMG/TAMPA’s VP/Market Manager KEITH LAWLESS said. “He is a welcome addition to our team, and I am confident his contributions will help us continue to compete and win.”
"I am thrilled to join the fantastic team in TAMPA," MASON said. "HOT 101.5 97X, and 102.5 THE BONE are three of the most exciting and unique brands not just within COX MEDIA GROUP, but the country,” MASON said. “I am grateful to KEITH LAWLESS and STEVE SMITH for the opportunity to lead the team. Also, if anyone wants a great deal on a used, goose down winter coat, snow boots, and windshield scrapers, please contact me immediately, as I won't need them on the beach."
"HOT 101.5 is a very special groundbreaking Top 40, CMG RADIO VP/Programming STEVE SMITH said. "We took our time searching for the right fit, and DAN is that guy. He will add his expertise in management and talent development to some of our other Superbrands in TAMPA. We welcome DAN to the CMG family!"