ATLANTA – Feb. 2, 2018 – Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Tim Clarke to a newly created role as VP of Audience and Content for Radio, effective immediately. Clarke will set the overarching content strategy for radio — programming, new content development, content distribution, audience growth and measurement. CMG’s Vice President of Programming, Steve Smith, will continue in his critical role to oversee CMG Format Leaders and work directly on radio programming with radio stations and brand managers. Smith will report to Clarke in this new structure. Clarke will also work with the CMG Digital team and industry partners to drive digital innovation for CMG Radio and all CMG stations.
“With Tim in this role, along with CMG’s dedication to strong and innovative programming, I’m confident that CMG will continue to set our properties apart over the air and online as the best in the industry,” said Executive Vice President Bill Hendrich.
Prior to his new role, Clarke served as Sr. Director of Digital Audience for Radio, driving digital brand strategy and engagement at CMG’s radio stations. In Tampa, Clarke was the Program Director at HOT 101.5, launching the station in 2011. His career with CMG also includes working as Program Director at WAPE in Jacksonville, Fla., and Music Director at WBLI in Long Island, N.Y.
“It is an honor to take on these expanded responsibilities,” said Clarke. “Cox is truly an incredible organization, and I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have been afforded throughout my 13-year career here. This is an exciting, transformative time for the media business, and Cox Media Group has the best radio brands and digital products in local media.”
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and Diehards. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.