BIRMINGHAM – March 20, 2012 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Birmingham welcomes Paul Orr to the programming staff. Orr will assume programming duties for WZZK, 104.7 the flagship station of the nationally syndicated Rick and Bubba Show.
“Paul is a fierce competitor and will make sure that WZZK remains committed to community and delivering the best on air product to country music fans in Birmingham,” said David DuBose, CMG Birmingham Vice President and Market Manager.
Orr is a second-generation broadcaster having learned the business from his parents, Jerome and Margie Orr. He has programmed, produced and voiced some of America’s finest country radio stations. His career highlights include launches at KTST in Oklahoma City and WWGR in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as serving as a brand manager for Clear Channel overseeing country outlets in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Little Rock, Fort Myers and others. More recently he returned to KRMD, the lead country station in Shreveport, La., and for the last three years he handled programming duties at Journal’s Q93 in Knoxville, Tenn.
“I look forward to working with our strategic team at Cox to further restore WZZK’s dominance,” said Orr. “I’m grateful to David and Randy for the opportunity to join one of America’s legendary country radio stations.”
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 Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.