Cox Media Group Tampa Promotes Leaders Throughout the Organization

TAMPA – Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa Radio has announced the promotion of several team members throughout the organization.

John Brennan’s responsibilities have been expanded to include director of branding and programming for WXGL (107.3 The Eagle), Tampa Bay’s Classic Hits Station. Brennan has served as the director of branding and programming for WHPT (102.5 The Bone) for the past five years. “107.3 The Eagle is where I got my start in radio and I’m honored to be named the director of branding and programming for such a great heritage brand,” he said.

Jenna Kesneck has been promoted to director of branding and programming for WSUN (97X), Tampa Bay’s heritage alternative rock station. Kesneck was previously the assistant program director for WSUN/WPOI. “It is truly an honor to lead the station I grew up listening to and where I began my radio career. I am so grateful to CMG leadership for this incredible opportunity,” she said.

Rick Thomas, operations manager, will assume programming responsibilities for WWRM (Magic 94-9), in addition to his responsibilities as director of branding and programming for WDUV (105.5 The Dove). “We at CMG Tampa will always do what is best for our radio brands, to ensure we’re positioned for growth and success,” said Thomas. “I’m excited for what’s to come!”

“I am proud and excited for John, Jenna and for all of CMG Tampa,” said Keith Lawless, vice president and market manager, CMG Tampa Radio. “We are committed to continually developing our people and are fortunate to have the opportunity to elevate some of our top talent to greater responsibility.”

In addition, CMG Tampa has announced the search for a director of branding and programming for WPOI (Hot 101.5).

CMG Tampa Radio includes Magic 94-9 WWRM, The Dove 105.5 WDUV, 107-3 The Eagle WXGL, Hot 101.5 WPOI, 97X WSUN and 102.5 The Bone WHPT.


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