Cox Media Group Hawaii's Mike Kelly Announces Retirement
November 2, 2011 at 12:47 PM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP/HAWAII GM MIKE KELLY has announced his retirement from the company after 26 years of service. KELLY's retirement is effective at the end of the year, but he will remain in a consulting capacity into 2012.
"It's rare these days in broadcasting to find an individual who has been committed to and served a location for 26 consecutive years," said CMG GROUP VP JAY O’CONNOR. "Over that time MIKE has led our group through tremendous industry change, including the influx of FM signals in the 80s, local marketing agreements (LMA), Duopoly, consolidation in the 90s and early 2000s, and the great recession of the last few years."
O'CONNOR added that through it all, KELLY has hired and mentored great people and has served as a manager, a coach, a leader and a friend to each one as well as to the HAWAII community overall.
"We have great people at CMG/HAWAII, and they're like family to me," said KELLY. "I'll continue to be here for them through the transition and beyond to help them however I can."
O'CONNOR has begun the search for KELLY's successor, who will be named in the coming months.