Cox Media Group EVP Bob Neil To Retire
May 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP EVP BOB NEIL will retire on MAY 31st after serving the company for 25 years. NEIL was instrumental in the creation of CMG when COX ENTERPRISES integrated its direct marketing, newspaper, radio, and TV businesses in 2009. NEIL's replacement will be announced in the coming weeks, and he has agreed to consult with CMG in a multi-year agreement.
"BOB has contributed enormously to the success of our CMG properties with his brilliant programming, research and content skills," said CMG Pres.ident DOUG FRANKLIN. "His leadership over radio for 19 years is evident in the quality stations and employees we have across our network."
"COX is an amazing company, and it starts at the top with JIM KENNEDY, JIMMY HAYES and DOUG FRANKLIN," said NEIL. "Being part of the CMG start-up has been a once in a lifetime experience. It’s been a privilege to work with our folks at the best radio stations, television stations and newspapers in AMERICA. I look forward to continuing to contribute."