Cox Media Group Names New Radio Format Leaders As Part Of New Radio Structure
August 25, 2011 at 6:00 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP has named new format leaders for its seven radio formats as part of its new radio structure.
The format leaders, all PDs in various CMG radio markets who will report directly to CMG's new Dir./Radio Programming STEVE SMITH, will be members of the strategic team in their assigned genre or region. They will act as internal consultants for CMG’s leadership team and will provide insight into specific local formats based on their expertise.
The new format leaders are:
Top 40: JEREMY RICE, WBLI/LONG ISLAND
AC: STEVE HUNTER, CMG/TULSA
Rock: MICHAEL "SHARK" SHARKEY, WSUN (97X) and WHPT (102.5 FM THE BONE)/TAMPA
Classic Rock: STEVE SMITH, who also is CMG’s Dir./Programming
Urban: TONY KIDD, CMG/ATLANTA and PHIL TRUEBA, WHQT (HOT 105 FM)/MIAMI
Country: LEN SHACKELFORD, CMG/ORLANDO and RANDY CHASE, KCYY (100 FM)/SAN ANTONIO
News/Talk: NICK ROBERTS, CMG/OHIO
"CMG has tapped into the amazing talent that exists within our radio businesses to help chart a even more competitive course that will provide the best music and news/talk formats for our valued listeners," said CMG Group VP BEN REED. "Industry veteran STEVE SMITH, who joined CMG last month, will oversee this proven team and will provide a cohesive link between our local markets and our group vice president leadership team."