MIAMI – July 20, 2012 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami has named radio industry veteran Dan Kearney as its new VP and Market Manager effective immediately. In this new role, Kearney succeeds Jerry Rushin, who is retiring this month, and is responsible for CMG’s award-winning brands, WFLC 97.3 FM, WHQT HOT 105.1 FM, WEDR 99.1 FM, and WFEZ Easy 93.1 FM.
“Dan’s years of experience and accomplishments at our award-winning flagship stations in Atlanta will be invaluable as he enters the highly-competitive and fast-paced Miami market,” said CMG Executive VP Bill Hoffman. “Dan is a proven leader and will complement the talented CMG Miami professionals who entertain, inform, inspire and improve our Miami audience every day.”
“I’m honored to follow the legendary Jerry Rushin, who has been an unmatched force in the industry and who has tirelessly served our Miami cluster and the needs of the listeners, clients and community,” said Kearney. “While I will miss my colleagues and the community in Atlanta, I humbly accept this great opportunity to work with the amazing team in Miami. My family and I are also very excited about becoming part of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale community and all that it has to offer.”
Prior to this position, Kearney was VP and GM of CMG’s Atlanta radio operations, a position he’s held since 2010. He began his extensive radio career in Southern California working for several stations in San Louis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Bernadino/Riverside. He joined Cox Radio in 1998 as local sales manager of KFI. In 1999, Kearney became general sales manager with WSB Radio. The station became the top billing station in the country, breaking the $70 million mark in 2003 and 2004. Other career highlights include being named general manager of WBTS and WSB-FM in 2005, launching WSVR The River in 2006, taking it from No. 24 to No. 3 in the market’s ratings and simulcasting WSB-AM on 95.5 FM in August of 2010.
Kearney is a 1989 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a BS in Radio and Television.
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