Cox Media Group Jacksonville Names Eric Lauer GSM

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JACKSONVILLE – March 13, 2013 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville has named Eric Lauer as its new General Sales Manager for WAPE, WXXJ and Power 106.1, effective March 25. 

“We are thrilled that we can hire such professional Sales talent like Eric from within Cox Media Group,” said CMG Jacksonville’s VP and Market Manager Bill Hendrich.  “Eric’s rich history with CMG, vibrant personality and dedication to customers are a magic combination that will fit perfectly with our strong radio brands and community.”  

Lauer previously was General Sales Manager for CMG’s six stations in Athens, Ga. — (WNGC FM (Country), WXKT FM (Adult Variety), WGMG FM (Adult Contemporary), WPUP FM (CHR), WGAU AM (News Talk) and WFRC AM (Sports).)  His career also includes being Local Sales Manager for Athens and Account Manager for CMG Atlanta’s WSB AM/FM (News Talk) and WBTS FM (Rhythmic CHR).   He also was Producer and on-air personality with Southern Broadcasting, Jefferson Pilot Communications and Cox Radio after graduating from University of Georgia.

“I’m thrilled to take the next step in what’s been a very rewarding career with CMG,” added Lauer. “Jacksonville is a dynamic market full of exciting challenges and opportunities, and I’m so grateful to work for Bill and his impressive team.”

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 19 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 88 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 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 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.