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

Concert for a Cause Raises $3,000 for Moms 4 Miracles

DAYTON, OH (April 26, 2018) – Cox Media Group partnered with Miami Valley Gaming to host their April Concert for a Cause, raising $3,000 for Moms 4 Miracles.

The concert featured up-and-coming country music artists, Clark MansonAshley MartinThe Kate Hasting Band, and Wyatt McCubbin. All ticket and raffle proceeds from the event went to the non-profit.

“Thank YOU all so much for helping us make miracles happen for children with cancer! What a wonderful night, and fun too!” said Sallie Taylor, founder and director of Moms 4 Miracles.

“While all of our Concerts for a Cause are meaningful, this show, in particular, stood out. K99.1FM proudly presented four local artists, all of them from the Miami Valley. Fans were able to see and hear the future of country music and give back to our community-a win-win!” said Nancy Wilson, program director.

The next Concert for a Cause will take place on May 24 at Miami Valley Gaming and feature Carly PearceCamLindsay Ell, and Runaway June! All proceeds will be donated to SICSA Pet Adoption Center and tickets can be purchased here

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

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