Cox Radio

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Cox Media Group is a division of Cox Enterprises that holds a number of radio stations. Cox Media Group is headquartered at 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia.[1]

Cox Media Group owns, operates or provides sales and marketing services to 86 stations in 20 markets. This radio portfolio includes 71 FM stations and 15 AM stations.[2]

Through its syndication division, it also produces the Neal Boortz and Clark Howard programs, including one hour of Boortz that is exclusive to Cox-owned stations.[3] Syndication of these shows to non-Cox-owned stations is handled by Dial Global Radio Networks.

Cox Radio became a public company, majority owned by Cox Enterprises, in 1996. Around April 2009, Cox Enterprises proposed a $69 million United States dollar takeover offer of Cox Radio. The offer expired on May 1, 2009.[4] The offer was later raised to $4.80 a share, and the expiration was pushed to May 13.[5] The offer was accepted, and the acquisition was completed on June 1.[6]

In August 2009, Cox Enterprises realigned its radio, television, newspaper/publishing, and digital assets into the same division, calling it Cox Media Group.[7] Under the new structure, while the local brands remain independent, they share resources and some management. Dayton, Ohio was considered the prototype for the media group, where radio, television, newspaper, and direct mail were all in the same market and were combined into a new building.[8] In other markets where the facilities aren't as close together, they do share some senior management; for example Houston & San Antonio Radio and the Austin American-Statesman newspaper all fall under the same regional vice president. In addition to the radio/TV stations and newspapers, Cox Media Group encompasses Cox Digital Solutions (digital sales for both Cox and non-Cox online and mobile properties), Cox Reps (national TV sales for station groups such as Gray and Gannett), Kudzu.com, Savings.com, and Valpak direct mail.[9]

In July, 2012 CMG announced its intention to sell its radio stations in smaller markets: Birmingham, Greenville, Hawaii, Louisville, Richmond, and Southern Connecticut. It also intends to spin off its smaller market TV stations in El Paso, Johnstown, Reno, and Steubenville.[10] The company intends to concentrate on major markets and smaller markets where it can closely align radio/TV with print and digital. Potential buyers for the properties have not been announced yet.

Talk Shows[edit]

  • *= Broadcast from Atlanta

Radio stations[edit]

  • Note: **—indicates a station built and signed on by Cox.
AM Stations FM Stations
DMA# Market Station Owned Since Current Format
6. Houston - Galveston, TX KHPT-106.9 2000 Classic Hits
KGLK-107.5 1999 Classic Hits
KKBQ-FM-92.9 1999 Country music
KTHT-97.1 1999 Classic Country
7. Atlanta WALR-FM-104.1 2000 Urban Adult Contemporary
WSBB-FM-95.5 1999 Simulcasts WSB (AM)
WSB-FM-98.5 ** 1948 Adult Contemporary
WSRV-97.1 2000 Classic Hits
WSB-750 1939 News-Talk
Unranked Athens, GA WGMG-102.1 2008 Adult Contemporary
WNGC-106.1 2008 Country music
WPUP-100.1 2008 Contemporary Hit Radio
WXKT-103.7 2008 Variety Hits
WGAU-1340 2008 News-Talk
WRFC-960 2008 Sports
12. Miami - Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood, FL WEDR-99.1 Urban Contemporary
WFLC-97.3 Adult Contemporary
WFEZ-93.1 Soft adult contemporary
WHQT-105.1 Urban Adult Contemporary
18. Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL WDUV-105.5 Soft Adult Contemporary
WHPT-102.5 Talk
WPOI-101.5 Contemporary Hit Radio
WSUN-FM-97.1 Modern Rock
WWRM-94.9 Adult Contemporary
WXGL-107.3 Classic Hits
19. Nassau - Suffolk, N.Y. WBAB-102.3 1998 Classic Rock
WBLI-106.1 1998 Contemporary Hit Radio
28. San Antonio KCYY-100.3 Country
KISS-FM-99.5 Active Rock
KONO-FM-101.1 Classic Hits
KTKX-106.7 Classic Rock
KSMG-105.3 Hot Adult Top 40 Hits
KKYX-680 Classic Country
KONO-860 simulcasts KONO-FM
34. Orlando WCFB-94.5 1997 Urban Adult Contemporary
WDBO-FM-96.5 simulcasts WDBO
WMMO-98.9 Adult Hits
WPYO-95.3 CHR/Rhythmic
WWKA-92.3 Country
WDBO-580 News-Talk
46. Jacksonville WAPE-FM-95.1 Contemporary Hit radio
WOKV-FM-104.5 Classic Rock
WJGL-96.9 Classic Hits
WXXJ-102.9 Alternative Rock
WHJX-106.5 simulcasts WOKV (AM)
WOKV-690 News-Talk
53. Louisville WRKA-103.9 Classic Country
WQNU-103.1 Country
WSFR-107.7 Classic Rock
WVEZ-106.9 Adult Contemporary
54. Richmond, Virginia WHTI-100.9 2001 Rhythmic Contemporary
WKHK-95.3 2000 Country music
WKLR-96.5 2000 Classic Rock
WURV-103.7 2000 Modern AC
57. Birmingham, Alabama WBHJ-95.7 Urban Contemporary Hit radio
WBHK-98.7 Urban adult contemporary
WBPT-106.9 Classic hits
WEZZ-FM-97.3 Sports talk
WZZK-FM-104.7 Country music
WAGG-610 Urban gospel
WENN-1320 Sports Talk-(ESPN Radio)
60. Greenville - Spartanburg, S.C. W249CB-97.7 2011 Adult Hits
WHZT-98.1 2001 CHR/Rhythmic
WJMZ-FM-107.3 2001 Urban Contemporary
62. Dayton, Ohio WHIO-FM-95.7 simulcasts WHIO (AM)
WHKO-99.1 ** 1946 Country music
WZLR-95.3 Classic Hits
WHIO-1290 ** 1929 News-Talk
64. Honolulu KCCN-FM-100.3 1999 Hawaiian Contemporary Hits
KINE-FM-105.1 1999 Traditional Hawaiian music
KPHW-104.3 2004 CHR/Rhythmic
KRTR-FM-96.3 2003 Hot Adult Top 40
KKNE-940 Traditional Hawaiian music
KPRP-650 Easy listening
65. Tulsa, Oklahoma KJSR-103.3 1995 Classic Rock
KRMG-FM-102.3 News-Talk
KRAV-FM-96.5 Adult Contemporary
KWEN-95.5 Country
KRMG-740 News-Talk

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