Cox Media Group Names Pete Spriggs News-Talk-Sports Format Leader, Drew Anderssen Format Coordinator
September 26, 2014 at 4:53 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP has named News-Talk WSB-A-WSBB/ATLANTA Dir./Branding and Programming PETE SPRIGGS as News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader and News-Talk WDBO (NEWS 96.5)/ORLANDO Dir./Branding and Programming DREW ANDERSSEN as News/Talk/Sports Format Coordinator. Both will continue their current roles as well as working closely with VP/Radio Programming STEVE SMITH.
EVP/Radio KIM GUTHRIE said, "PETE and DREW are two of our most talented directors of branding and programming and we're thrilled they will share their skills with the rest of our team. Their natural instincts will help all of our COX MEDIA GROUP News/Talk/Sports stations across the country continue to grow and flourish."
SPRIGGS said, "CMG's News/Talk stations are respected within the broadcast industry like no other, because we have smart, strategic teams working tirelessly on our products in all of our markets. Now we have a tremendous opportunity to convert these superbrands to digital. DREW and I will focus on empowering the great local talent that we have in all of our markets to serve their communities, connect emotionally with the listener, and to use the power of collaboration to turbo-charge our growth. We also have CMG TV in each of our radio News markets, which is an unbeatable one-two punch."'
ANDERSSEN said, "I am thrilled to be able to continue to help CMG with our News/Talk/Sports stations. I'm honored to work alongside PETE SPRIGGS and am grateful to be able to continue to help and grow our PDs in this format. It is exciting and a challenge for which I'm grateful."