Cox/Connecticut Ups Okesson, Eagan, Dakin
November 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP/CONNECTICUT has named VP/Sales and VP/GM of the STAMFORD/NORWALK cluster KRISTIN OKESSON as VP/Market Manager. CHRIS EAGAN, PD of AC WEZN (STAR 99.9)/BRIDGEPORT, has been upped to OM for all of the group's CONNECTICUT stations.
Adult Hits WCTZ (96.7 THE COAST, being sold to EMF) and Classic Rock WFOX (100.7 THE FOX)/STAMFORD-NORWALK OM KEITH DAKIN has been named Rock PD, overseeing THE FOX and Rock WPLR/NEW HAVEN. He will report to EAGAN.
"KRISTIN and CHRIS are proven leaders and bring impressive and successful track records to each of their positions," said Group VP KIM GUTHRIE. "They are both perfectly suited to grow our cluster in CONNECTICUT."
The cluster is also consolidating operations, moving WFOX studios and operations into the MILFORD studios and offices of WPLR, WEZN, and Urban AC WYBC/NEW HAVEN, while its format and service area remain the same. Talk simulcast WSTC-A/STAMFORD-WNLK-A/NORWALK will remain in NORWALK.
"CMG is committed to all of CONNECTICUT, and these changes will make us an even more powerful radio group in this highly-competitive market," said GUTHRIE. "Our listeners can count on us for providing them with the critical news, information and entertainment they have come to expect, and our team of professionals will continue delivering strategic business solutions to our valued advertisers."