Cox Media Group Atlanta Radio Taps Tad Lemire for B98.5



Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio has tapped Tad Lemire to join Melissa Carter on B98.5. Lemire, formerly on CMG Tulsa’s Mix 96, will join Carter on the new Tad & Melissa Show weekday mornings 5 to 9 a.m. beginning Feb 1.

“Tad is a rising star in Cox and I’m thrilled to welcome him to B98.5 and Atlanta,” said CMG Atlanta Radio VP and General Manager Donna Hall. “The energy, passion and chemistry he and Melissa have will take this morning show to new heights and I’m certain that our listeners will love what they hear.”

Previously, Tad was on mornings at Star 99.9 FM in Connecticut and on WSNE and WCTK in Providence, Rhode Island. 

“Tad can lead a morning show like no one else,” said Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming for B98.5 and 97.1 The River. “His clever wit is second to none and his work ethic is tireless. I can’t wait to hear him on the air.”

“I am thrilled to be working with Chris Eagan again and continuing my career with Cox Media Group,” added Lemire. “This is truly the best media company in the business, and the opportunity to work with Melissa Carter was one I couldn’t pass up.” 

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 59 radio stations,seven daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.