K99.1FM Nominated for 2019 ACM award

February 2, 2019 — (Nashville, TN) — K99.1FM WHKO radio in Dayton has been nominated for Medium Market station of the year.   “This is one of the highest honors you can receive in the country music industry,” says Nancy Wilson, morning show host and Program Director of K99.1FM.  “We are so excited to represent the Miami Valley as one of the influencers in country music.”

The Radio Awards are given out during the annual Radio Winners Reception which will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the day prior to the ACM Awards live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network. The full list of 54th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tickets for the event in Las Vegas are available for purchase starting at $408.75 and can be found at AXS Tickets.

The show will be broadcast on WHIO-TV Channel 7, Dayton’s CBS affiliate.  WHIO-TV and WHKO radio are both owned and operated by Cox Media Group.

K99.1FM Raises over $300,000 for Dayton Children’s Hospital during annual Radiothon

January 14, 2019 (DAYTON, OHIO) – K99.1FM partnered with Dayton Children’s Hospital to host a three-day Radiothon from November 7-9, raising over $300,000.

This was the 21st year for the K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon, with Nancy Wilson and Frye Guy live broadcasting the event from the hospital lobby and asking for donations for sick children in the Dayton area.

Donations from this event have supported vital services and supplies for area sick children since its inception in 1998. To date, the Cares for Kids Radiothon has raised over $4 million dollars.

“K99.1FM is honored to be part of the Cares for Kids Radiothon for Dayton Children’s Hospital for over 21 years now!  Frye and I love nothing more than telling our listeners about this amazing place.  Kids get better here.  And our listeners have purchased so much life-saving equipment over the years with their donations.  We are proud to spread the word…and the love! “ said Nancy Wilson, Programming Director.

Sponsors included McAfee Heating & AirJoseph Airport Toyota & HyundaiFrickersShumsky, and Flying Ace Express Car WashAAA Miami ValleyA1 Able Pest Doctors, and Day Air Credit Union.

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



News Center 7 Now is Dayton’s Newest 24 Hour News Channel

January 11, 2019 — (Dayton, Ohio) — WHIO-TV has launched a 24 hour channel with continuous news broadcasts.  You can now watch the live News Center 7 broadcasts or catch up on the most recent news 24 hours a day.  The important local breaking news for the Miami Valley, along with Storm Center 7’s forecast is available whenever you want to watch, regardless of the time or place.

News Center 7 Now is the name of the channel, and is available for free on the following platforms:

  • WHIO.com
  • WHIO App on your iPhone or Android device.
  • Roku Devices or Roku TV’s
  • Amazon Fire TV devices or Amazon Fire TV’s
  • Android TV or Sony TV’s
  • Apple TV 4th generation

Watch on the big screen or watch on your mobile device.  It’s your choice.  “If you missed the evening newscast and wanted to catch up on the latest local news at 9PM, you can do that now” said WHIO-TV News Director Caryn Golden.  “News Center 7 is ready to give you important news and weather anytime and any place.”

WHIO-TV Channel 7 is Dayton, Ohio’s award winning local news station and the nations #1 CBS affiliate.

Springfield News-Sun has a new look!

January 9, 2019 — Springfield, Ohio —Springfieldnewssun.com, the #1 local news site designed for Clark and Champaign counties has debuted a brand new look.

The new look is clean, easy to read and puts you right in the center of Clark and Champaign counties’ news.  The changes were made based on feedback from the local audience. The new look is also perfect for smartphones and tablets.  It looks great on any device. It’s also faster, easier to find things you’re looking for and local.  We’re proud to feature in depth reporting relevant to the local community.

Subscribers still have full access to all the stories, deals (https://hub.springfieldnewssun.com/deals) and the digital e-paper (https://hub.springfieldnewssun.com/products), and you can manage your account by clicking here (https://hub.springfieldnewssun.com/your-account).

We know that local news in our community is what you want most from the Springfield News-Sun, whether it is in the paper or on our website. We work hard to fulfill our commitment to you every day, and we welcome your feedback.

February Event to Feature Dayton’s #1 Home Show

DAYTON, OHIO (January 18, 2019) – The Ultimate Home Expo will be coming to the Dayton Mall from February 8-18.

This free event features all of the latest in home improvement, including hot tubs, lighting, and wall fixtures. It will also feature active weekend demonstrations with everything from live K-9 training to furniture building.

Popular local music artists will be live between weekend home demos and include Ashley Martin and Eric Thompson.

“We are incredibly excited to bring back the Home Expo in 2019. It is a community favorite and helps us to highlight many of the great businesses in our region,” said Emily Broughton, Marketing and Communications Manager for Cox Media Group Ohio.

To get your business involved call John Adams at 937-259-9753 or email him at John.Adams@cmgohio.com.

For more information about the event, check out their website at ultimatehomeexpo.com

WHIO-TV News Center 7 names McCall Vrydaghs to Chief Meteorologist


(DAYTON, Ohio) November 19, 2018– WHIO-TV, the number one CBS affiliate in the country, is pleased to announce McCall Vrydaghs as the new Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist.

Vrydaghs is an Emmy Award-winning, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, who has been a leading member of the Storm Center 7 team for more than 6 years. She is a proven severe weather storm tracker, who alerted the public to dangerous weather during the Vandalia, Cedarville and Beavercreek tornadoes, the 100-year-flood on I-70 in 2014, and the tornado outbreak of 2016. Most recently, in April of this year, she tracked tornadoes live on the air in Greene and Clark counties, and in Troy in May. After the touchdowns, McCall performed site surveys of the damage.   “I’m very excited to start this next chapter of my life,” said Vrydaghs.  “The Miami Valley is my home, and it means everything to me to keep families safe from severe weather by leading the very best weather team in Southwest Ohio.”

Before joining the Storm Center 7 team in 2012, Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs spent nearly 24 hours on TV tracking Hurricane Irene as it moved ashore in New York and New Jersey.

McCall’s proven track record covering severe storms and winter weather made it a simple decision to promote her to Chief Meteorologist when Eric Elwell made a personal decision to move to be closer to family in Columbus. Eric will be leaving News Center 7 at the end of the year.

Cox Media Group Ohio Market Vice President Rob Rohr said, “McCall Vrydaghs has been a leader on the Storm Center 7 team for years.  Her expertise and experience at tracking Miami Valley storms is exactly what makes Storm Center 7 weather coverage you can count on.”

Joining Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs and Meteorologists Kirstie Zontini, Jesse Maag and Molly Coates, will be Meteorologist Dontae Jones, an Ohio State Buckeye and Ohio native who has been enjoying warmer weather in the Carolinas for the past 5 years. He most recently tracked Hurricane

Michael as it came ashore and devastated coastal North Carolina where he’s been working as morning Meteorologist. Dontae is excited to return home to Ohio, its four seasons, and his family.  He’ll be joining the Storm Center 7 team in late December.

WHIO-TV Channel 7 continues to invest in the resources that keep the Miami Valley safe from severe weather.

“Weather affects how we plan our lives every single day, and it’s critical that we have trained scientists, professional meteorologists, who know Ohio, who know our weather patterns and topography in the Miami Valley,” said News Director Caryn Golden.  “Our experts deliver the most accurate forecast, so you can plan your day, and most importantly, keep your family safe.”

WHIO-TV has made it a priority to have a team of expert Meteorologists and to invest in the tools they need.  Channel 7 is the only local station with its own local radar, Live Doppler 7 Radar, and most recently, a Storm Tracker 7 mobile weather vehicle, to keep watch over Miami Valley weather 24-7.

McCall Vrydaghs will take on the Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist role beginning today at 5pm.

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




The Cleveland Browns are now heard on Dayton’s Newest Radio Station

The Cleveland Browns are back on the radio in Dayton and The All New Eagle at 95.3 and 101.1 is where you can hear them.

The All New Eagle Radio is the new radio home for the Browns in the Miami Valley beginning with Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs through the 2019 NFL season.

“The No. 1 piece of feedback we hear from the community is the lack of hearing the Browns on the radio on Sunday,” said Nick Roberts, Cox Media Group Ohio Vice President of Marketing and Radio. “We’ve heard you loud and clear. Now you will be able to hear every game, every week.” In addition, the games will be simulcast on 99.1FM HD2. “If you have an HD radio you can hear the Browns loud and clear anywhere in the Miami Valley on 99.1 HD2.”

This move comes on the heels of a programming change on The Eagle from Classic Rock to 80’s Classic Hits.  “The 80’s produced legends of music and massive superstars.  From Michael Jackson, Madonna, Journey, U2, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, Prince, Bon Jovi, the incredible of variety of music from that decade is in high demand on the radio and we’re glad to provide it.” added Nick Roberts.  “Plus we play fewer commercials than most stations in the area, and removed the DJ’s to put the music front and center. No other station plays the kind of music we do, and we’re really excited about the changes.”

The All New Eagle at 95.3 and 101.1FM (WZLR) is a product of Cox Media Group.

Concert for a Cause Raises over $15,000 for K-12 Gallery and TEJAS

October 23, 2018 (DAYTON, OHIO) — Cox Media Group hosted a sold-out Concert for a Cause at Miami Valley Gaming on September 26, raising over $15,000 for K-12 Gallery and TEJAS.

Performers included Kip Moore, David Lee Murphy, and Tyler Rich. This was the 10th Concert for a Cause and all ticket proceeds were donated to charity.

“Once again the synergy and team effort were terrific! Thanks to our partners MVG, Ohio Eagle and of course our very own Nancy and Frye who make this possible and their incredible relationships with the labels and artists. Thanks of course to the marketing team and Street Team for the seamless behind the scenes effort, and the hard work of the MVG staff,” said Karen Kelly, Manager of Events and Promotions with Cox Media Group.

K12 Gallery & TEJAS is a regional visual arts center offering innovative visual arts programs for all ages in Dayton, Ohio. Find more information here

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

WHIO Radio Personality Larry Hansgen Raises Money for Breast Cancer

October 3, 2018 (DAYTON, OHIO) — Larry Hansgen, local celebrity and WHIO Radio personality, will be working in the month of October to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for their Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

“My wife, Laura is a breast cancer survivor.  However, we both lost our dear friend Carol to this disease and have other friends who are currently fighting for their lives. Breast cancer affects everyone – it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. That’s why I’m stepping up to fight breast cancer with all I have. Since I’m in a position to make a difference within my community, I believe I have an obligation to do so. By raising money and awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, I’m helping to save more lives from breast cancer,” said Hansgen.

Real Men Wear Pink participants agree to raise at least $2,500 for the cause and funds are used to raise awareness and support for breast cancer initiatives, including innovative research, patient services, and education around screenings and risk reduction.

Larry is accepting donations for his campaign here

To find a Making Strides event please visit their website here

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

K99.1FM Concert For A Cause Raises $11,500 for Dayton Children’s Hospital

August 30, 2018 (DAYTON, OHIO) — K99.1FM hosted their latest concert, featuring Trent Harmon and Danielle Bradberry at Milano’s Restaurant, raising $11,500 for Dayton Children’s Hospital.

“We’re so thankful that the community is supportive of the mission of their local Dayton Children’s Hospital. Every dollar matters, and there’s no better cause in the Miami Valley region,” said Nick Roberts, Vice President of Marketing at Cox Media Group.

The concert started at 7 p.m. and featured  American Idol winner Trent Harmon and winner of The Voice Danielle Bradbery at Milano’s in Miami Township.

All concert proceeds were donated to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Dayton Children’s Hospital serves over 300,000 children each year. Visit their website to learn more about their staff, services, and impact on the community.