Cox Media Group Jacksonville Launches New Hot 106.5 Duval’s Adult R&B;


JACKSONVILLE – May 23, 2013 – This morning Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville heats up the airwaves with the new Hot 106.5 “Duval’s Adult R&B” (WHJX).  Additionally, Clarence Natto will join the station as its new Program Director. 

The first of its kind in the Jacksonville market, Hot 106.5 will entertain listeners with an Urban Gold format featuring core artists like: 

  • Marvin Gaye
  • Luther Vandross
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • The Isley Brothers
  • The O’Jays
  • Stevie Wonder

The station launched just after midnight this morning.  Listeners can also stream Duval’s Adult R & B live online at   

“This is a great opportunity to serve the Jacksonville community in an area that has been underserved with radio options for a number of years,” said CMG Jacksonville VP and Market Manager Bill Hendrich.  “Our in-depth market research indicates a great need for classic R&B, and we expect this new format to be an unbelievable success with listeners, as well as a unique platform for our valued advertisers.” 

Natto joins the station from CMG Atlanta where he was Director of Promotions for KISS 104.1 FM WALR.  “Great talent resides in the stations owned by Cox Media Group and we have been able to tap into that talent bank once again with Clarence,” added Hendrich.  “I had the pleasure of working with Clarence in Orlando when he was at Star 94.5 and have watched him grow his career over the past few years in Atlanta.  I really look forward to having Clarence on our team here in Jacksonville.”   

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, a leading online source for savings.  The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight 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 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at