Neighbors Helping Neighbors and WHIO-TV “Stuff the Bus” with the United Way

DAYTON, OHIO (August 3, 2018) — The United Way is partnering with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, WHIO-TV and the Greater Dayton RTA to host their “Stuff the Bus” event to gather school supplies for area after-school programs in need on August 3rd from 5:00-9:00 during Art in the City on Courthouse Square.

Crowds will already be gathered downtown for Art in the City, a downtown Dayton event featuring visual and performing arts, and the United Way is featuring their school supply drive as part of the overall event.

Cox Media Group is donating thousands of dollars worth of school supplies, part of which were raised through an employee supply drive, and will be live with Kate Bartley of WHIO-TV from 5:00-6:30 covering the event and asking viewers to consider a donation.

“This program will do so much for kids in our community and we are happy to be promoting and donating to helping their school year start off on the right foot,” said Emily Broughton, Community and Public Relations Manager at Cox Media Group.

The RTA has donated the use of one of their buses, with the hopes of stuffing it full of school supplies to donate to area schools.

For more information about Art in the City click here

For more information about Cox Media Group contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com

 

July 29th Concert for a Cause Raises $16,000 for GDAA

Dayton, Ohio (August 1, 2018) — On July 20th, K99.1FM  hosted a sold-out Concert for a Cause at Miami Valley Gaming, raising over $16,000 for the non-profit, GDAA (Greater Dayton Apartment Association Rent Foundation).

This Concert for a Cause was another big win for listeners and a local charity. Artists Scotty McCreery, Eric Paslay, and Craig Campbell played to a sold out enthusiastic crowd at Miami Valley Gaming and got caught up in the excitement.

Paslay told K99.1FM, “I love knowing my fans came out to help support people who are struggling to stay in their homes.  That makes it even more special. I was honored to play with my friends Scotty and Craig.”

K99.1 FM representatives presented The Greater Dayton Apartment Association with a check totaling over $16,000  before the headliner, Scotty McCreery, took the stage.

“When you can give listeners the chance to see their favorite artists and help a local charity at the same time, all of us at K99.1FM feel like winners!” said Program Director Nancy Wilson.

The Greater Dayton Apartment Association Rent Foundation is a charitable organization that helps one resident a month with their next month’s rent and funding comes only from donations. The GDAA Rent Foundation Committee Review Board meets at the end of every month to select one applicant to award the funds. Learn more here

WHIO Raises Monumental Donations for House of Bread

DAYTON, OHIO (July 20, 2018) — WHIO personalities Larry Hansgen and Kirstie Zontini rallied together with sponsors McAfee Heating and Air to raise money and donations for the House of Bread.

WHIO Radio spent the morning broadcasting live, engaging with listeners and asking them for monetary and item donations. The drive raised over $ $7500 and donors filled three vans with donated items that the center desperately needed.

“The power of WHIO Radio is amazing–Melodie Bennett ( Executive Director at the House of Bread) asked for butter–and folks went out and bought butter.  Melodie asked for basketballs, folks literally stopped and bought them.  All the needs on the House of Bread list were fulfilled–from non-perishable food items to teddy bears to other useful items such as paper towels and plates and toothpaste,” said Karen Kelly Brown of Cox Media Group.

“Thank you all, so very very much.  It’s wonderful to have such great supporters of our mission to offer meals with sides of kindness and compassion to our neighbors,” said Bennett.

This semi-annual drive is a partnership between Cox Media Group and House of Bread. Listen to AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO for more information about this program.

About the House of Bread:
The House of Bread was founded with the belief that no one deserves to go hungry. Over 30 years since the first meal was served, the House of Bread today operates with that very principle. They prevent hunger by offering a hot, nutritious, lunchtime meal 7 days a week. Staff and volunteers work together, primarily using donated food, to prepare the meal each day.

For more information contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com

Channel 7 is Dayton’s home of Super Bowl LIII

Dayton, OH — (July 18, 2018) — WHIO-TV  has announced that Super Bowl LIII, the 53rd Super Bowl and the 49th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game will be televised exclusively in the Miami Valley on Channel 7.  The game is scheduled to be played on February 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.  The entire day of programming WHIO will be related to the Super Bowl.

WHIO-TV is also proud to be the local home of the NFL on CBS with a fantastic opening weekend of Week 1 scheduled for as the Cincinnati Bengals take on The Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday September 9th at 1:00PM.

“Channel 7 has been the home of NFL on CBS since the debut of the Steelers taking on Washington in 1956.  Some of the greatest games of all time have been seen on Channel 7 and we’re proud to make your Sunday’s packed full of NFL action.” said Nick Roberts, Vice President of Marketing for Cox Media Group Ohio.

WHKO and WHIO Dayton nominated for Marconi Awards

July 16, 2018  (Washington, DC) — Legendary stations WHIO AM-FM and K99.1FM WHKO have been nominated for the prestigious Marconi awards presented by The National Association of Broadcasters. (NAB)  The awards honors radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence on broadcasting.  Specifically WHIO was nominated for “Legendary Station of the Year” which recognizes America’s most legendary operations.

Rob Rohr, Market Vice President for Cox Media Group Ohio said, “We have an outstanding team that embraces our mission to serve the community.  Our team lives this day to day.  I am delighted that the NAB has recognized our Dayton stations as best in class.”

Nick Roberts, VP Marketing for Cox Media Group Ohio said, “This is radio’s most sought after award.  Having two nominations for a market like Dayton, Ohio is unbelievable.  WHIO was one of Dayton’s first radio stations with only one family ownership since 1935.  That’s 83 years of consistent ownership and programming. It’s one of radio’s most unique stories.”

National broadcasting awards are no stranger to our Dayton properties. WHKO K99.1FM was the 2016 Marconi medium market station of the year and won the NAB Crystal Award in 2017 for outstanding community and public service.  WHKO was one out of ten stations in America to receive the award.

The winners will be announced September 27 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, sponsored by Xperi and held during the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando.

See our complete local history:  http://coxmediagroupohio.com/our-story/

LEGENDARY STATION OF THE YEAR
KKBQ-FM Houston
KOA-AM Denver
WBAP-AM Dallas
WHIO-AM Dayton
WOKV-FM Jacksonville
NETWORK/SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Dan Patrick, Premiere Networks
Delilah, Premiere Networks
Raul Molina, Carla Medrano & Andres Maldonado, Univision Radio
Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks
Sean Hannity, Premiere Networks

MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Angie Martinez, WWPR-FM, New York, NY
Bob Stroud, WDRV-FM, Chicago, IL
Ebro Darden, WQHT-FM, New York, NY
Felger & Massarotti, WBZ-FM, Boston, MA
Kimmie Tee, Tony Sculfield and Antoine Davis, KBLX-FM, San Francisco, CA

LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Brooke & Jubal , KQMV-FM, Seattle, WA
Dori Monson, KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Jack Harris, WFLA-AM, Tampa, FL
Joe Kelly, WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL
Rich Jones, WOKV FM, Jacksonville, FL

MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Berry, KKNU-FM, Eugene, OR
Brent Johnson, WTCB-FM, Columbia, SC
Harlen The Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob, KYKX-FM, Tyler, TX
Pat Kerrigan, KSRO-AM, Santa Rosa, CA
Scoot, WWL-FM, New Orleans, LA

SMALL MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Brian Byers, WSOY-AM, Decatur, IL
Chris and Rosie, WUSQ-FM, Winchester, VA
Frito and Katy, KNDE – FM, College Station, TX
Scotty and Catryna, KCLR-FM, Columbia, MO
Todd Haugen, KBHP-FM, Bemidji, MN

MAJOR MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KNX-AM, Los Angeles, CA
KTCK-FM, Dallas, TX
WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WQHT-FM, New York, NY
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA

LARGE MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KXL-FM, Portland, OR
WDBO-FM, Orlando, FL
WDUV-FM, St. Petersburg, FL
WKTI-FM, Milwaukee, WI
WSOC-FM, Charlotte, NC

MEDIUM MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KSRO-AM, Santa Rosa, CA
WEZN-FM, Milford, CT
WHKO-FM, Dayton, OH
WMGQ-FM, Somerset, NJ
WRVA-AM, Richmond, VA

SMALL MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR
KFGO-AM, Fargo, ND
KVOX-FM, Fargo, ND
KWYO-AM, Sheridan, WY
WFRE-FM, Fredrick, MD
WWUS-FM, Sugarloaf Key, FL

AC STATION OF THE YEAR
KRWM-FM, Seattle, WA
KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN
WMEE-FM, Fort Wayne, IN
WRCH-FM, Farmington, CT
WSHE-FM, Chicago, IL

CHR STATION OF THE YEAR
KNDE-FM, College Station, TX
KTXY-FM, Columbia, MO
WKZL-FM, Greensboro, NC
WPST-FM, Princeton, NJ
WRTS-FM, Erie, PA

CLASSIC HITS STATION OF THE YEAR
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, CA
WMMO-FM, Orlando, FL
WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WPBG-FM, Peoria, IL
WXGL-FM, St. Petersburg, FL

COUNTRY STATION OF THE YEAR
KCLR-FM, Columbia, MO
WBBS-FM, Syracuse, NY
WUBE-FM, Cincinnati, OH
WWKA-FM, Orlando, FL
WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL

NEWS/TALK STATION OF THE YEAR
KRMG-FM, Tulsa, Oklahoma
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA
WGN-AM, Chicago, IL
WKXW-FM, Trenton, NJ
WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C.

NON-COMMERCIAL STATION OF THE YEAR
KHJK-FM, Rocklin, CA
WEEM-FM, Pendleton, IN
WPSC-FM, Wayne, NJ
WUFT-FM, Gainesville, FL
WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, LA

RELIGIOUS STATION OF THE YEAR
KKLA-FM, Los Angeles, CA
KLTY-FM, Dallas, TX
KNWI-FM, West Des Moines, IA
KPWJ-FM, College Station, TX
WFMV-FM, Columbia, SC

ROCK STATION OF THE YEAR
WBAB-FM, Long Island, NY
WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WPLR-FM, Connecticut, CT
WRIF-FM, Detroit, MI
WRLT-FM, Nashville, TN

SPANISH STATION OF THE YEAR
KLOL-FM, Houston, TX
KLVE-FM, Los Angeles, CA
KLZT-FM, Austin, TX
WKAQ-AM, Houston, TX
WYUU-FM, Tampa, FL

SPORTS STATION OF THE YEAR
WBZ-FM, Boston, MA
WEEI-FM, Boston, MA
WIP-FM, Philadelphia, PA
WMFS-FM, Memphis, TN
WXOS-FM, St. Louis, MO

URBAN STATION OF THE YEAR
WFXC-FM, Raleigh, NC
WKYS-FM, Washington, D.C.
WVKL-FM, Virginia Beach, VA
WWPR-FM, New York, NY
WZFX-FM, Fayetteville, NC

 

The Eagle blasts on 99.1 HD2 flamethrower signal

Dayton, Ohio (July 9, 2018) — Dayton’s 80’s rock radio station, The Eagle (WZLR) is now available on a more powerful signal for those who have an HD radio.  The radio station heard at 95.3FM in Greene County and 101.1FM in Montgomery County can now also be heard on the 50,000 watt powerhouse signal of 99.1 on HD2.  If your car is equipped with a HD (high definition) radio as most cars in the recent 5 years have, you can hear The Eagle loud and clear on the HD2 signal of 99.1FM (WHKO.)

“We’ve heard how much people love The Eagle but can’t pick it up, so we decided to make it easier.  If you have a HD radio in your car, you can now hear it loud and clear in high definition anywhere in the southwest Ohio region.” according to Nancy Wilson, Program Director of The Eagle.  “We would encourage you to get it on a preset and listen whenever you’re in the mood for 80’s rock.”

The station can also be heard anywhere around the country on iheartradio, tuneinradio.com and the exclusive Eagle app available on Apple and Android.  Search “The Eagle Dayton” to download it free.  You can even play the app from your phone right to your car radio.

The Eagle features nonstop 80’s rock from artists like Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Journey and more with 52 minutes nonstop every hour and commercial free weekends.

 

Multiple CMG employees win SJP Awards

DAYTON, OH (June 22, 2018) — Cox Media Group Ohio is proud to announce that 15 of their media journalists have won awards from The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for 2018! The list of award winners is as follows:

WHIO-TV:

WHIO-TV- BEST SPOT NEWS – FIRST PLACE – “CAR THIEF CAUGHT” – ADAM MARSHALL & NATHAN DAVIS

TELEVISION BEST OF SHOW – BEST NEWSCAST- SECOND PLACE -NEWS CENTER 7 AT NOON – QUINCY WALLACE & KRISTI DEROCHER

BEST PRODUCER – SECOND PLACE – NEWS CENTER 7 AT 5 – “WRONG WAY DRIVER” – AMY FREDERICK

BEST VIDEOGRAPHER- SECOND PLACE – BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “REFUSAL TO PROSECUTE” – CARYN GOLDEN & BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST CONSUMER REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “WHO IS ROBOCALLING YOU?” – RACHEL MURRAY & BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST NEWS OPERATION- WHIO-TV- SECOND PLACE

DAYTON DAILY NEWS:

DAYTON DAILY NEWS – BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “JAILHOUSE INVESTIGATIONS” – Mark Gokavi and Josh Sweigart

DAYTON DAILY NEWS – BEST PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM – FIRST PLACE – “TERRIBLE MISTAKES” – Katie Wedell

DAYTON DAILY NEWS/mydaytondailynews.com – BEST MEDICAL/SCIENCE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE –“THE WAR YOU CAN’T SEE: U.S CYBER WARRIORS PROTECT US FROM DAILY ATTACKS – Barrie Barber and Ty Greenlees

JOURNAL-NEWS:

JOURNAL NEWS – BEST ROCK AND ROLL COMMENTARY/ MUSIC REVIEW – SECOND PLACE – “DAVID SHAW’S BIG RIVER GET DOWN SET TO RETURN TO HAMILTON” – Ginny McCabe

JOURNAL NEWS – BEST ARTS REVIEW – SECOND PLACE – “MACY’S ARTS SAMPLER RETURNS WITH FREE ARTS, ACTIVITIES TO LOCAL VENUES” – Ginny McCabe

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN:

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN – BEST OF SHOW – BEST REPORTER IN OHIO – SECOND PLACE – Mike Cooper

ABOUT SPJ: The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire current and future journalists through professional development; and advocates for the protection of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech and press.

Nationally, SPJ improves and protects journalism through national and local training; advocacy for freedom of Information and resources; its Code of Ethics that encourages responsible reporting; a website filled with career resources – www.spj.org; and a national recognition program for excellence in journalism.

For more information about this year’s awards, check out the Ohio SJP Awards website 

For more information about Cox Media Group Ohio, contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com

 

K99.1FM Honors Ford Oval of Honor Recipients

DAYTON, OH (June 15, 2018) — K99.1FM will be honoring three Ford Oval of Honor recipients at the Veterans Hero Concert on June 16th at Buckeye Harley Davidson.

The ceremony starts at 6 pm with a concert to follow, featuring Hastings and Co. and Mitchell Tenpenny. Sponsors include Buckeye Harley Davidson and Budweiser.

This year’s Oval of Honor recipients are U.S Army veteran, Carolyn Abernathy Auclair, Air Force Veteran, Captain Guy Gruters, and Air Force Veteran Lieutenant Colonel Mike Jackson.

The National Museum of the US Air Force will hold an Oval of Honor presentation on June 21st at 6 pm to honor these Vietnam veterans for their exemplary service. There will be a showing of a segment of Ken Burns’  Vietnam documentary in conjunction with the presentation and a reception before the event, all of which are open to the public. Various aircraft will also be on display, including the infamous “Hanoi Taxi,” that brought Vietnam P.O.W.’s home.

Each year the Fold Oval of Honor program recognizes common individuals who have demonstrated an uncommon commitment to serve and defend this country. Ford dealers in the Dayton region created this program to honor sacrifice, courage, and valor.

To learn more about the Veterans Hero Concert visit K99online.com

For more information contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com

WHIO Radio Hosts 24 Hour Broadcast to Fight Alzheimer’s

AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO will be hosting a special 24-hour broadcast on Friday, as they work to raise funds to fight and raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. The majority of the day will include a LIVE broadcast from the Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. People are welcome to come out to the location at 31 Whipp Road that day and listen for LIVE coverage from AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.

As part of the broadcast day, WHIO’s Larry Hansgen will be hosting Miami Valley’s Morning News LIVE from the local chapter, from 5 am to 9 am. “Alzheimer’s is one of the most frightening words one can ever hear,” says Hansgen.  “I have seen this disease rob people near to me of their memories, their dignity, and eventually their life.  But as scary as Alzheimer’s is, I have been inspired by the work I see being done by the local chapter in supporting patients and their caregivers.”

Host and guests during the broadcast include WHIO Radio’s Chris Collins, WHIO Radio’s News Director Brittany Otto, WHIO Radio’s Ron Otto, WHIO Radio’s Joe Rittman, WHIO Radio’s Bill Scheidel, News Center 7’s Cheryl McHenry, News Center 7’s Letitia Perry, News Center 7’s Kate Bartley, Sgt. Mark Bowron, WZLR’s Todd Hollst, WZLR’s Fred Tomlinson, Storm Center 7’s Eric Elwell, Dayton Daily News reporter Will Garbe, K99.1 FM’s Nancy and Frye, Cox Media Group Ohio’s Ron Rollins, and FOX News host Brian Kilmeade.

Cox Employee Wins Defense Journalism Award

DAYTON, OHIO (April 30, 2018) — Cox Employee, Barrie Barber, has won the prestigious Defense Journalism Award, presented by The Military Reporters & Editors Association.

Barber, a reporter at Cox Media Group, has covered military and veterans issues for the Dayton Daily News since 2012.

The winners of this year’s competition will be formally recognized at MRE’s annual conference, scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Navy League of the United States headquarters in Arlington, Va.

The judges of the MRE competition were faculty members at the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University and Howard University. They said the following about this year’s winners:

The winner in Print is – Domestic-Small Circulation: Barrie Barber of the Dayton Daily News for two very detailed and well-reported pieces–one on the Air Force’s growing pilot-shortage crisis and the other a look at the Air Force’s efforts to combat cyber attacks.

Barber previously won an MRE award in 2017 for a series of stories chronicling a C-17 aeromedical evacuation mission that traveled from Wright-Patterson to Afghanistan and back to Wright-Patt. Read about it here

The Military Reporters & Editors Association is the preeminent organization for U.S. media professionals specializing in national security.

For more information contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com