Friday, January 15, 2016 — Cox Media Group (CMG) has named broadcast sales veteran Jodi Rainey as its new Director of National Sales for its Radio division. In this role, Rainey will oversee the sales strategies for all of CMG’s 60 radio stations across the country in addition to her current duties as Regional National Sales Manager for CMG’s Jacksonville and Tampa radio stations.
“Jodi is a proven leader in our company,” said Susan Larkin, CMG’s Regional VP of Jacksonville and Orlando Radio. “In this role she will be able to collaborate with our national sales team and partners at Katz Radio Group to execute our strategic goals with laser focus.”
Rainey’s other CMG career highlights include General Sales Manager for Cox Media Group Tampa’s WSUN/97X and Account Executive for CMG’s Atlanta and Tampa Radio. Prior to joining CMG in 1999, Rainey worked for Katz Television in Atlanta. She was named to Radio Ink magazine’s “Women to Watch” list in 2007 and was a Radio Wayne Finalist for National Sales Manager of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
“I am looking forward to working closely with our talented group of National Sales Managers and Katz partners,” said Rainey. “CMG continues to put forth great traditional radio products as well as new offerings in client research, events, and the digital space. I believe we have a great opportunity to further develop our relationships and bring value to national advertisers.”
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 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 59 radio stations,seven 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 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.