MILFORD, CT – Aug. 20, 2012 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Connecticut has named Keith Dakin as its new Operations Manager and Director of Digital Strategy, effective Aug. 24.
In this new role, Dakin will oversee all programming, marketing and digital efforts for WEZN-FM STAR 99.9, WPLR- FM 99.1 and WFOX-FM 95.9. Previously Dakin was CMG Connecticut’s Director of Rock Programming and Digital Strategy and led WPLR to a Marconi nomination in 2011.
“This is a great opportunity to tap internal talent to fill leadership positions, and I’m extremely excited to see what Keith can do with our Connecticut radio properties,” said CMG Connecticut’s VP and Market Manager Kristin Okesson. “He has an incredibly strong vision and desire to take Star to No. 1, and his creative mojo is also a big asset to our team. I’m thrilled to see it spread over to Star.”
“I’ve had a tremendous two years with the rock properties in Connecticut, and I’m really excited to take the reins at Star,” added Dakin. “The current team is talented, driven and hyper-creative. I can’t wait to dominate the Bridgeport market.”
Dakin is an experienced radio veteran having spent the last 15 years in the business in markets as varied as Boston, Mass., Richmond, Va., Nashua N.H. and New Haven, Conn. Before joining CMG Connecticut, Dakin was one of the first hired at CMG Richmond’s alternative start-up station WDYL. He’s a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and spent seven years programming the legendary alternative station WFNX.
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.