WHKO Receives Crystal Award

DAYTON, OH (April 11, 2018) — Cox Media Group Ohio is elated to announce that they have received a Crystal Radio Award, presented to WHKO-FM(K99.1FM) by the National Association of Broadcasters at the 31st annual Crystal Awards in Las Vegas.

This great honor was bestowed upon WHKO-FM for their commitment to community service and, out of 50 finalists and hundreds of applicants, CMGO was the overall winner in the Medium Market radio station category.

“K99.1FM is honored to be able to tell the Miami Valley that we have received the coveted Crystal Award, an honor earned by organizations for their community service. It has been our privilege to serve as the voices and vehicles to spread the word about the many deserving charities in our area and to make a difference in the lives of those who are served,” said Music Director, Nancy Wilson.

Only ten radio stations in the nation received this prestigious award and recipients were chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms.

About Cox Media Group Ohio
Cox Media Group Ohio is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and marketing company reaching over 94% of the region’s population each week with compelling news and entertainment content.  Properties include WHIO-TV Channel 7, the #1 CBS affiliate in America, The Dayton Daily News, K99.1FM Radio and Cox Digital Marketing.  Cox owns over 20 products and brands in Dayton and Cincinnati.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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

 

 

Cox Celebrating 50 Years of Mike Peters

DAYTON, OH (March 22, 2018) – World famous Dayton Daily News cartoonist Mike Peters will be bringing his award-winning exhibition, “What a Hoot” to the Dayton Metro Library on April 2nd, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“The Dayton Daily News has proudly been the home of Mike Peters work for 50 years. That’s quite an achievement in any field.  We’re honored to host Mike for his 50th celebration and look forward to many years to come” said Rob Rohr, Market Vice President at Cox Media Group Ohio.

A select number of VIP tickets will be sold and include a limited edition one-of-a-kind print signed and numbered by Mike Peters and a meet-and-greet. Various other benefits are included and the first 20 people who purchase VIP tickets will also receive a free copy of Peters’ book “On the Edge.” Tickets can be purchased here

General admission tickets are also available in limited quantities, which include a meet-and-greet with Peters and multiple perks. Tickets are available online for purchase

This event will be followed by a month-long exhibit from April 3-May 11 at the Dayton Metro Library featuring Mike Peters’ work.

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

LANCO Concert for a Cause Raises Over $17,000

DAYTON, OH(March 3, 2018) – Cox Media Group Ohio is thrilled to announce that their most recent Concert for a Cause, featuring LANCO, raised over $17,000.

“K99.1FM is once again overwhelmed(but not surprised) at the generosity and support at our last concert for a cause, benefiting Agape for Youth. From the huge hearts of our listeners to the support from our artist friends in Nashville, we all once again were able to join together to give back to the community and support a deserving local charity,” said Nancy Wilson, Music Director at Cox.

LANCO headlined this event, with other special performances by Walker Hayes and Brandon Lay. The performances took place at Miami Valley Gaming and 100% of the proceeds went to Agape for Youth.

Agape for Youth is a foster care,  adoption through foster care and reunification services agency, Agape for Youth, Inc. embraces the principle that each individual youth they serve is a person of worth.

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

Former WHIO-TV Anchor Ken Jefferson Passes Away

March 5, 2018 — (Charlottesville, Virginia) –Former News Center 7 anchor Ken Jefferson has died this weekend after a brief illness, according to WVIR-TV, the most recent news station where he worked in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jefferson was an award-winning anchor and reporter at WHIO-TV for 25 years. He came to Dayton from Evansville, Indiana, after graduating from the University of Florida. He left Dayton in 2002 to join WWSB-TV in Sarasota Florida.  He then returned to Virginia to be closer to family and joined WVIR-TV in Charlottesville as the morning and noon anchor.

Ken a native of Richmond Virginia and was 65 years old.

 

K99.1FM WHKO finalist for the 2018 NAB Crystal Radio Awards

February 22, 2018 — (Washington, DC) — The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the 31st Annual Crystal awards and WHKO-FM (K99.1FM) in Dayton was selected. The award recognizes radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.  The final winners will be announced at the April 10, 2018 NAB show in Las Vegas.

Nick Roberts, VP of Marketing and Radio Operations for Cox Media Group Ohio commented, “Nancy Wilson, Frye Guy, our marketing team and staff are the most dedicated public servants that I’ve ever worked with.  K99.1FM on a weekly basis is involved with helping charities around the region, including raising funding for Dayton’s Children’s Hospital, over 4 million to date.”

Rob Rohr, Market Vice President for Cox Ohio said, “Nancy and Frye are not your typical morning show hosts.  They are passionate about helping this community and lead by example by rolling up their sleeves and making a huge difference.”

Ten Crystal Radio Award recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms. Also at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, television and film actress Kristen Bell will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award.

About Cox Media Group Ohio
Cox Media Group Ohio is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and marketing company reaching over 94% of the region’s population each week with compelling news and entertainment content.  Properties include WHIO-TV Channel 7, the #1 CBS affiliate in America, The Dayton Daily News, K99.1FM Radio and Cox Digital Marketing.  Cox owns over 20 products and brands in Dayton and Cincinnati.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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

Cox Media Group Receives More than 30 Associated Press Award Nominations

February 14, 2018 (DAYTON, OH) — Cox Media Group Ohio dominated the finalist lineup for the Ohio Associated Press awards with more than 30 staff members receiving nominations across all of our media brands.

Jana Collier, Cox Vice President of Content said, “Our mission is to provide the best journalism for our community, and these nominations certainly reinforce it.”  Cox Media Group reaches 95% of the Miami Valley and has more consumers than all other local media combined.

Rob Rohr, Vice President of Cox Media Group Ohio commented, “I am so proud of our team.  They come into work every day with the pinpoint focus to serve the community with outstanding journalism.”

Cox Media Group has operated in the Dayton area since 1898 and has multiple television, radio and newspaper productions that are #1 in their fields. Their combined media platforms are an adaptive model for numerous media outlets across the country.

The full list of nominations is below.  Winners will be announced at various award ceremonies in the spring.

  • Here’s a list of our finalists:
    • WHIO-TV:
      • Best Newscast: Quincy Wallace and Kristi Derocher
      • Best Weathercast: McCall Vrydaghs
      • Best Producer: Alex King
      • Best Photographer: Byron Stirsman
      • Best Investigative Reporting (2 awards): Becky Grimes and Byron Stirsman
      • Best Continuing Coverage: WHIO-TV
      • Best Enterprise Reporting: Caryn Golden and Byron Stirsman
      • Best Feature Reporting: James Brown and Byron Stirsman
      • Best Digital Presence: WHIO.com
    • WHIO Radio:
      • Best Spot News Coverage: WHIO Radio
      • Best Digital Presence: WHIO.com
    • Newspapers:
      • Best Daily Sports Section, Dayton Daily News
      • Best Public Service: Katie Wedell, Dayton Daily News
      • Best Explanatory Reporting: Katie Wedell, Dayton Daily News
      • Best Investigative Reporting: Dayton Daily News
      • Best Digital Presence: Dayton Daily News
      • Best Business Writer:
        • Springfield News-Sun’s Matt Sanctis
        • Journal-News’ Eric Schwartzberg
      • Best Columnist:
        • Journal-News’ Rick McCrabb
        • Springfield News-Sun’s Tom Stafford
      • Best Photographer: Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun
      • Best News Writer: Michael Cooper, Springfield News-Sun
      • Best News Photo: Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun
      • Best Feature Photo: Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun, all three nominations are for Bill!
      • Best Photo Story: Greg Lynch, Journal-News
      • Best Video: Greg Lynch, Journal-News
      • Best Public Service: Michael Cooper, Springfield News-Sun
      • Best Spot News Coverage: Matt Sanctis and Parker Perry, Springfield News-Sun
      • Best Explanatory Reporting: Matt Sanctis, Springfield News-Sun
      • Best Digital Presence: Journal-News.com

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

Barry Williams from Brady Bunch brings in thousands.

February 11, 2017 — (Dayton, Ohio) — Barry Williams, star of iconic 70’s show “The Brady Bunch” drew in thousands of excited attendees to the Dayton Mall this past Saturday.  Barry spent several hours at the mall to long lines taking pictures and meeting area residents.

“Not only did we have area folks who wanted to see Barry, but talked to those who drove as far as Pittsburgh, PA to see him.” said Cox Event Director Karen Kelly Brown. “We were notified that people were planning to camp overnight.  We knew this was going to be huge, but didn’t anticipate the mob of people who waited hours at the mall.”

Williams made the appearance in conjunction with the Ultimate Home Expo event at the Dayton Mall.  His appearance was made possible by MeTV WHIO Classic Television,  who runs the Brady Bunch program on Sunday mornings.

“The crowd was enormous.  It felt like 1973 all over again. The mall was packed from one end to the other,” said Nick Roberts, VP Marketing for Cox Ohio. “Our local MeTV is the top affiliate in America, and we really put marketing behind it.  No doubt, the promotion contributed to the masses who showed up to see him.”

The Ultimate Home Expo and MeTV WHIO Classic Television are products of Cox Media Group Ohio.

Cox Media Group wants to fight fake internet traffic

ATLANTA – Jan. 30, 2018 Cox Media Group (CMG) is now a participant in the TAG Registry by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). TAG is a digital industry program created to fight fraudulent traffic and improve transparency in the digital ecosystem.

TAG Registered companies have been verified as legitimate participants in the digital advertising industry through a proprietary background check and review process powered by Dun & Bradstreet and approved by TAG. TAG Registration is also the baseline requirement for companies to apply for TAG’s four certification programs around fighting fraudulent traffic, stopping ad-supported piracy, reducing malware, and improving transparency.

CMG’s listeners and viewers have always trusted the company to give them the reliable, relevant news they want. Additionally, the company’s advertising clients have trusted CMG to deliver business results utilizing its strong, award-winning media platforms. With today’s TAG announcement, CMG furthers its reputation as one of the most reputable media organizations operating today.

“Reliable data, transparency and a brand safe environment are very important to Cox Media Group”, says Joe Weir, CMG’s Vice President of CMGdigital. “We are committed to delivering quality inventory for our advertisers, and our participation in the TAG Registry is a sign of that commitment. The digital ad supply chain is very complex and can be challenging to navigate. The TAG Registry is an important tool for companies to confirm they are doing businesses with legitimate counterparties in the digital advertising space.”

CMG advertisers also benefit from a safe user experience and can further trust the data we provide because we have implemented additional measures to help protect against bot traffic. One study by the Association of National Advertisers reported that the digital media industry lost $7.2 billion due to non-human (bot) traffic in 2016.

“We are pleased that Cox Media Group is taking a leadership role among media companies in helping to improve transparency and fight criminal activity in digital advertising by joining the TAG Registry,” said TAG CEO Mike Zaneis. “We look forward to working with CMG as we continue to expand TAG’s efforts to improve brand safety by fighting fraud, piracy, and malware while increasing transparency for digital marketers.”

CMG has a long and rich history of being a trustworthy provider of news, entertainment and advertising results. Becoming TAG Registered is just one step toward reinforcing our leadership in the constantly changing world of digital advertising.

“Having tremendous corporate support for our local team of strategists is a vital element in what makes us a great partner for our clients”, says Chip Beale, Director of CMG’s regional digital group Cox Digital Marketing. “Everything we do is focused on getting results for area businesses and our inclusion in TAG is a wonderful addition to that commitment.”   With a full suite of digital solutions and a local team that customizes them specifically for your needs, Cox Digital Marketing is here to serve you. Please contact them at 937-225-7365 or visit coxdigitalmarketing.com and fill out the form at the bottom of the home page to set up a free review of your business.

Latest Concert for a Cause Raises funds for Fisher House

January 31, 2018 (DAYTON, OH) –The most recent concert in the “Concerts for a Cause” series featured Chase Bryant and Chase Rice and raised over $9,000 for Fisher House. Miami Valley Gaming hosted the event and 100% of ticket and raffle sales went to charity.

“The generosity shown at our Concerts for a Cause never ceases to amaze me-from the artists donating their time, to Miami Valley Gaming and Ohio Eagle’s willingness to go above and beyond, and most importantly, to the huge hearts of the K99.1FM listeners. The Concerts for a Cause continue to be a “win-win” for deserving charities like the Fisher House,” said Nancy Wilson of K99.1FM.

The Concerts for a Cause series debuted in 2017 and has been a huge hit in the community, consistently selling out shows. Each show donates 100% of ticket sales to an area non-profit and Cox Media Group works hard to make sure that each event leaves a positive impact on the community.

Concerts will continue throughout the year and tickets can be purchased at  http://www.k99online.com/

For a chance to win free tickets, listen to K99.1FM in the mornings.

For more information, contact Emily Broughton at (937)259-2294.

 

Ultimate Home Expo Event tops over 50 vendors

January 31, 2018 — (Dayton, OH) — The Ultimate Home Expo, the #1 free home show in the region announces that over 50 vendors have signed on for the show which runs at The Dayton Mall February 9 – 19th 2018.  “If you’re looking to improve your home, buy a hot tub or just browse, this one location will have the best of the best from our region.  One stop shopping in the great atmosphere which is the Dayton Mall,” said Karen Kelly Brown from Cox Media Group Events and Concerts.

Cox Media Group previously ran the Home World event that was held at the Dayton Expo Center for over a decade.  That facility closed in 2017 which prevented the show to continue at that location. “This gave us an opportunity to take the best of Home World, and improve and address the areas we heard from clients and guests to make the event better.  Now it’s at a very convenient location (Dayton Mall) with ample free parking, other shopping and food.” said Nick Roberts, VP Marketing for Cox Media Group Ohio.  “The best part is that we’ve made the event free, no entry fee.  You can come back as often as you like.”  In addition to the home show, food trucks and other events will be held at the event.  Also the expo announced that there would be a $5000 giveaway good at any vendors at the show.

Brady Bunch’s, “Greg Brady” played by Barry Williams will be hosting a meet and greet autograph session with the public on Saturday February 3, 2018.

John Adams, Cox’s director of sales for Ultimate Home Expo said the event is much more client friendly, “we’ve addressed concerns of vendors from years of hosting home shows and made change to ensure that our attendees and exhibitors have a great experience at our Home ShowThere’s still a few slots left for vendors, but they’re closing quickly so please visit the homeexpodayton.com site to contact me.”

Cox Events is a brand of Cox Media Group Ohio.