WHIO Radio announces Mark Kaye in Rush Limbaugh’s spot.


March 30, 2021 – ATLANTA – Cox Media Group (“CMG”) today announced radio a programming line up change at WHIO Radio in Dayton that will go into effect on April 12.

Mark Kaye will be the new host in the coveted Rush Limbaugh timeslot from noon to 3 p.m. EST. Kaye has hosted his own top-rated morning show in Jacksonville for over a decade. As a prominent social media celebrity, Kaye’s political videos during the 2016 election, including the now famous “Hillary Clinton Song”, have been viewed by over 14 million people. In addition to being profiled by Business Insider and AOL, he and his wife are the founders of “Kaye’s Kids,” a local charity that distributes iPads to local children battling life-threatening illnesses and facing lengthy hospital stays.

“As a life-long fan of Rush Limbaugh, I am still adjusting to a world without his voice. Producing a daily show in ‘Rush’s timeslot’ is a daunting task for any broadcaster, but I am grateful to the leadership team at CMG along with 1290 and 95.7 WHIO for placing their trust in me. With the audience’s help I promise to do my best to keep Rush’s spirit, energy, and unique brand of conservative entertainment alive. This is an incredibly bittersweet opportunity.”

“Our stations across the country will greatly miss Rush,” said Rob Babin, EVP of CMG Radio. “We’re pleased to have our own CMG talent to take over that show time in the Dayton market who has a long successful track record of great ratings and building large audiences, and is very compatible with the brand of entertaining and engaging programming that our listeners expect from noon to 3.”

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations primarily include 65 top-performing radio stations in 11 markets, 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform business of CoxReps; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

WHIO Radio raises over $4500 for House of Bread

WHIO 1290 and 95.7 raised over $4,500 in monetary and in-kind donations for the House of Bread during its biannual WHIO Radio House of Bread Drive.

The initiative started as a virtual fundraising campaign on February 8th and ended on February 24th, 2021 with a full-day radio broadcast focused on the House of Bread, the organization’s mission and story, asking people to contribute online or donate goods at a designated drop-off location next to the Dayton Mall.

Breaking the previous records, the 2021 WHIO Radio House of Bread Drive helped raise over $3,000 in checks and online donations and over 2000 lbs. of food and essentials that are critical for the operations of the organization.

“WHIO radio is proud to be a media partner of the House of Bread. The need for food for families in the region was always high, but now critical due to the pandemic, and we’re honored to be part of the work they do,” said Nick Roberts, Director of Radio Operations and WHIO Radio Program Director.

House of Bread is a non-profit community kitchen serving hot, nutritious, lunchtime meals to anyone in need 7 days a week in Dayton, Ohio. The organization was founded in 1983 and to this day follows its mission to prevent hunger and serve as a bridge to beneficial community resources.

WHIO 1290 and 95.7 is a news/talk AM/FM radio station licensed in Dayton, Ohio. The station is owned by the Cox Media Group and is widely recognized for winning multiple Ohio Associated Press awards over the years for best newscast and best news spot coverage.

For more information, please contact Niki Mayakova at ksenia.mayakova@cmg.com or visit http://whio.com.

K99.1FM nominated for ACM station of the year

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February 17th, 2021
Contact: Niki Mayakova, Community Relations
Phone: (937)225-6934
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February 17th, 2021 (DAYTON, OHIO) – K99.1FM is Announced as a Nominee for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards in the Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market Category

The Academy of Country Music® announced K99.1FM as a Radio Awards nominee for the 56th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ in the Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market category. The Radio Awards winners will be announced ahead of the 56th ACM Awards in April 2021.

The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021, on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.

K99.1FM is a country music radio station licensed to Dayton, Ohio, owned by Cox Media Group. K99.1FM has been nationally recognized as one of the top radio stations in America, previously winning the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi award.

Cox Media Group has numerous nominations in the company including KKBQ in Houston, TX begin nominated for Major Market Station of the year, and WWKA in Orlando, FL nominated for Morning Show of the Year for the Obie and Ashley morning show.

For more information, please contact Niki Mayakova at ksenia.mayakova@cmg.com or visit https://www.acmcountry.com/.

K99.1FM raises $251,390 for Dayton Children’s Hospital.

November 24th, 2020 (DAYTON, OHIO) – K99.1FM Raises $251,390 for Dayton Children’s Hospital During Its 23rd Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon

The 23rd Annual K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon raised $251,390 for Dayton Children’s Hospital. In the 23 years since its inception, a three-day live broadcast event raised over 5.1M dollars to secure life-saving equipment, supplies, expanded services, and an additional pediatric transport intensive care unit for the hospital.

“The caring hearts of the K99.1FM listeners in the Miami Valley, and beyond, never ceases to amaze me. In good times and bad, we can always count on our listeners, friends, and family to be there for each other and Dayton Children’s Hospital and for that, and many other things, we thank them from the bottom of our hearts,” said K99.1FM program director Nancy Wilson.

Nick Roberts, Director of Radio Operations for Cox Media Group Ohio said, “Nancy and Woody pour their hearts into this event. Nancy has been the cornerstone of this since the start 23 years ago, and raising over 5.1 Million is simply staggering. I am also grateful to everyone who donated during this unbelievable year.”

K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon is a partnership with Dayton Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.

Dayton Children’s Hospital is a pediatric acute care hospital located in Dayton, Ohio. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults throughout western Ohio and the surrounding states, treating over 350,000 patients each year.

Children’s Miracle Network raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. You can learn more here.

K99.1FM is a country music radio station licensed to Dayton, Ohio, owned by Cox Media Group. K99.1FM has been nationally recognized as one of the top radio stations in America, winning the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi award.

For more information, please contact Niki Mayakova at ksenia.mayakova@cmg.com or visit http://k99online.com.

Cox Media Group’s GM/VP Rob Rohr wins national media award

September 22nd, 2020 (DAYTON, OHIO) – RBR+TVBR 2020 Fall Special Report Names Rob Rohr of Cox Media Group as a Top Local TV Leader.

The Radio+Television Business (RBR+TVBR) 2020 Fall Special Report recognized Rob Rohr, Vice President and General Manager of Cox Media Group Ohio, in its first Top 15 Local TV Leaders list. The list has been compiled by the industry peers who selected 15 honorees for their dynamic local leadership and applause-worthy accomplishments. The final Top 15 leaders have been determined by the RBR+TVBR readers, along with the research and the editorial evaluation.

“Thank you so much for this recognition,” says Rohr. “It is an honor to be listed among this group of talented and inspiring broadcasters. As we all know, broadcasting is a 365-days-a-year team sport, and I’m incredibly proud of the team here at CMG Ohio.”

Rob Rohr joined the company in 2000. Prior to becoming Vice President and General Manager of Cox Media Group Ohio, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CMG Ohio, where he led a team responsible for producing and distributing news and information for award-winning local brands, including WHIO Channel 7, K99.1FM and WHIO AM and FM, and The Dayton Daily News (now owned by Cox Enterprises).

RBR+TVBR, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is independently owned and has been reporting on the business of broadcasting, offering financial and regulatory coverage each weekday to readers across the U.S. for over thirty years.

For more information, please contact Niki Mayakova at ksenia.mayakova@cmg.com or visit https://www.rbr.com/.

DISH Refuses to Carry WHIO-TV Channel 7 Despite Court Ruling

Dayton Viewers Will Lose Live Access to Local and CBS Programming on DISH

Dayton, Ohio — (July 22, 2020) – WHIO-TV Channel 7, the local CBS affiliate found on Channel 7426 for DISH customers, today announced that despite prolonged negotiations and a recent court ruling in WHIO-TV favor, DISH has blacked out Channel 7.

“During these times of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that our viewers know their trusted local stations are there for them, providing entertainment and the news and information they need to make decisions for their families. Cox Media Group stations take pride in being resources for our communities, and we will fight to continue to fulfill this responsibility,” said Rob Rohr, WHIO-TV’s Vice President and General Manager.

If you are currently affected by DISH’s decision to deprive you of local programming or worried about what DISH will do next, remember that you can make your voice heard! Call DISH today at 1-800-333-3474 and urge them to engage with Cox Media Group in good faith to get your local programming back on their service as quickly as possible and prevent further blackouts. Your access to quality local programming is at stake.

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ViacomCBS and Cox Media Group renew affiliation agreements

 

 

 

 

Multi-Year Deal Continues Long-Standing Partnership in Five Markets Across the Country, Serving More Than 3 Million Households

NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 15, 2020 – ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) and Cox Media Group (“CMG”) today announced a multi-year deal that renews CBS Television Network affiliation agreements for five stations, including two top 50 market affiliates, KIRO-TV in Seattle, WA and WJAX-TV in Jacksonville, FL. The agreement for WJAX-TV was approved by the station’s licensee, Hoffman Communications, to whom CMG provides certain services for the operation of the station. The five markets combined reach nearly 3% of the U.S. and serve more than 3 million households. CMG is among the top ten largest operators of CBS affiliates. Earlier this year, in February 2020, ViacomCBS and CMG entered into a multi-year renewal of the affiliation agreements for CMG’s WXVT-LD located in Greenville/Greenwood, Mississippi.

CMG’s CBS affiliates will continue to be locally available to subscribers on CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, and widely distributed across vMVPD platforms.

“We are happy to continue our longtime partnership with Cox Media Group,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS. “Our agreement enables us to steadfastly serve CMG’s viewers and advertisers with industry leading entertainment, news and sports programming for years to come.”

“CBS has been our valued partner for many years, and we are very pleased to have renewed our affiliation,” said Cox Media Group CEO Dan York. “With our WHIO-TV Channel 7 in Dayton, OH leading the way as the #1 CBS affiliate in the country, we are proud to continue our relationship with CBS and strengthen it further in years to come. Our CMG stations’ award- winning journalism coupled with the strong programming on CBS is a winning combination.”

The agreements include renewals for these CBS affiliates: KIRO in Seattle-Tacoma, WA; WJAX in Jacksonville, FL; WHIO in Dayton, OH; KYMA in Yuma-El Centro, AZ; and KVIQ in Eureka, CA.

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About ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

For more information about ViacomCBS, please visit www.viacomcbs.com and follow @ViacomCBS on social platforms.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award- winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations include 33 market- leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 award-winning radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform business of CoxReps; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please

visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

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Media Contacts 

Bridget Darcey, ViacomCBS bridget.darcey@viacom.com

Michelle Miguelez, CMG CMGMediaRelations@cmg.com

Cox Media Group makes Juneteenth a company holiday.

(Dayton, Ohio) — June 17, 2020 — Cox Media Group, the parent company of WHIOK99 and EagleDayton, announced Tuesday that June 19th will be a paid company holiday. The 19th is a day set aside to mark the end of slavery, a celebration known as Juneteenth.

“Starting now, our company is designating Juneteenth (June 19th) as a CMG official annual, paid holiday – as a much-needed opportunity to reflect on the date’s historical importance in America and the critical work that lies ahead for making inclusion and equity a reality for all,” said CMG Chief Executive Officer Dan York. York was named CMG’s CEO on May 29th.

“On May 29, when I began an exciting, new chapter joining your team at CMG, I never could have predicted that during my first few days, the convergence of multiple crises – linked by increased national attention on racial injustice – would propel our company into action with immediate focus and urgency. The disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on black and brown communities and the protests demanding racial equity have made one thing perfectly clear: CMG should, can, and will do more to create a platform to drive real and meaningful change within our company,” said York.

The decision at CMG comes as Virginia and other states consider making Juneteenth a state holiday, as it is in Texas. There is also a movement to make the day a national holiday. Companies including Square and Nike also announced in recent days that June 19th will be a company holiday.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations include 33 market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 award-winning radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps and Gamut; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

Cox Media Group wins 2020 Communitas Award.

June 5th, 2020 (DAYTON, OHIO) – Cox Media Group Wins the 2020 Communitas Award in a Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Category

Communitas Awards has announced Cox Media Group as a 2020 winner in a Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility category.

Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations, and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and those that are changing how to do business to benefit their communities.

“This is a great honor for us to be a Communitas Awards Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility award recipient. Cox Media Group has always been putting the needs of the community first, and it’s so rewarding to be recognized for this work. Our local community continues to bond together through these trying times, and Cox Media Group employees are honored that we can provide a voice to help so many in need,” said Market Vice President and General Manager Rob Rohr.

Communitas Awards started in 2010 as an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com), a several-thousand-member group that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations.

For more information, please contact Niki Mayakova at ksenia.mayakova@cmg.com or visit https://communitasawards.com/.

 

How to market through Covid-19.

Posted by Zuri Stanback on May 18, 2020

a woman sitting at home on mobile phone

At this very moment, the shopper landscape is changing in ways few marketers could have anticipated in the face of COVID-19. As consumers continue to adapt to social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine procedures, they must adjust their everyday behavior.

And as they learn to navigate this new reality, retailers across all categories will need to do the same and adjust their marketing strategies accordingly. We’ve compiled a few strategies in collaboration with our certified CMG location data partner to help you navigate during these uncertain times.

Observe the Trends

There’s a lot retailers can do both to service their customers in the current retail climate and to prepare for the weeks and months to come. Arming yourself with vital data about consumer behavior, purchasing patterns, and foot traffic trends is at the top of the list. Using Visitation Data from a certified CMG Location Data Partner like GroundTruth, you can stay up-to-date on daily foot traffic changes to key verticals, such as Grocery, Warehouse/Club, Retail and Restaurants, and more.

foot traffic to businesses

Foot traffic shows the week of March 9th was the beginning of the major shift in consumer behavior due to the pandemic. Foot traffic to Warehouse/Club and Grocery stores peaked on March 14th 75% and 46% above average, respectively. By the end of that week, we started to see major declines in foot traffic to Restaurants and Retail locations as many retailers were mandated to shut their doors or switch to delivery/takeout only options.

Keep in Touch With Loyal Customers

GroundTruth’s data about consumers’ past visitation behaviors can be used to connect customers with the offers that are most relevant to them. For example, brands can reach their most loyal customers with location-based mobile ads that share store hours and product availability, the store location nearest to them, the distance to that store, and any timely information to keep them informed.

Target Customers via Mobile Screens

Another strategy for keeping your brand top of mind is using residential targeting to deliver relevant messaging and offers to mobile devices while consumers are at home. For a successful neighborhood targeting strategy, a mailing list or CRM is needed.

Address Inventory Concerns

One of the worries on consumers’ minds these days is whether they can still get the products they need. Many have already discovered first-hand that it can be difficult to find items like cough syrup, toilet paper, canned goods, and meat.

This means brands must find creative ways to maintain an ongoing dialogue with potential customers even when they aren’t physically in a retail store. This includes keeping them informed about product availability in-store, ordering online, delivery options, and the ability to pick up curbside or on-site.

Attract First-Time Customers

Because consumers are adjusting their approach to shopping, visiting different retail channels and trying new products when their favorites are unavailable, retailers have the opportunity to target first-time customers. You can use this time to build a positive association with your brand.

One way to do this is by conquesting major competitors’ audiences to introduce your brand to shoppers and let them know you’re stocking essential and in-demand products. Including a first-time customer offer in your ad can boost consideration. This approach will also help keep your brand top of mind, as many consumers are increasing their daily screen time to stay connected.

Cox Media Group Local Solutions Can Help

Until we can put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, it’s important to get creative and focus on strategies that will help shift your business into the current landscape and out the other side for the benefit of both customers and the community at large.​ Cox Media Group Local Solutions can help you transition your marketing game plan to facilitate growth in this uncertain atmosphere. Contact us.

Want to learn more about strategies for staying connected with your customers during COVID-19? We take a deeper dive with our trusted data partner in this free white paper, How to Stay Connected to Your Customers During COVID-19.” – Download your copy today!