Cox Media Group Selling Radio Stations In Six Markets
February 12, 2013

Cox Media Group (CMG) announces it has reached definitive agreements with Connoisseur Media and SummitMedia to sell radio stations in six markets as part of its broadcast portfolio realignment. The broadcast realignment, announced in July 2012, is part of CMG's strategy to focus on larger markets, cross-media collaboration, and heightened impact in fewer markets.

The company has signed an agreement to sell its Southern Connecticut radio stations (WPLR, WEZN, WFOX and contract rights for WYBC) to Westport, CT-based Connoisseur Media. CMG has also signed a separate agreement to sell its radio stations in five other markets to SummitMedia, including:

  • Birmingham (WAGG-AM, WBHJ, WBHK, WENN-AM, WZZK, WZNN, WBPT and CMG's contract rights for WALJ)
  • Greenville, SC (WJMZ and WHZT)
  • Louisville (WRKA, WVEZ, WSFR and WQNU)
  • Richmond (WHTI, WKHK, WKLR and WURV)

"These are all important brands powered by talented media professionals who tirelessly serve their audiences, advertisers and communities," said CMG President Doug Franklin. "We wish all of the employees well and know they will continue to work hard to produce quality entertainment, news and information for their customers and new owners."

The sales are expected to close during the second quarter following receipt of regulatory approvals.

Also, as part of its broadcast realignment, CMG recently added four new TV stations in Jacksonville, FL and Tulsa, OK to its broadcast group. The new stations are WAWS-TV (Fox) and WTEV-TV (CBS) in Jacksonville and KOKI-TV (Fox) and KMYT-TV (MyNetwork) in Tulsa.

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