HONOLULU – Nov. 2, 2011 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Hawaii’s General Manager Mike Kelly has announced his retirement from the company after 26 years of service. Kelly’s retirement is effective at the end of the year, but he will remain in a consulting capacity into 2012.
“It’s rare these days in broadcasting to find an individual who has been committed to and served a location for 26 consecutive years,” said CMG Group Vice President Jay O’Connor. “Over that time Mike has led our group through tremendous industry change, including the influx of FM signals in the 80s, local marketing agreements (LMA), Duopoly, consolidation in the 90s and early 2000s, and the great recession of the last few years.”
O’Connor added that through it all, Kelly has hired and mentored great people and has served as a manager, a coach, a leader and a friend to each one as well as to the Hawaii community overall.
“We have great people at CMG Hawaii, and they’re like family to me,” said Kelly. “I’ll continue to be here for them through the transition and beyond to help them however I can.”
O’Connor has begun the search for Kelly’s successor, who will be named in the coming months.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenues, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 85 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.