Cox Media Group’s Atlanta Radio Promotes Walt Phillips to General Sales Manager for News Talk WSB

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ATLANTA – Jan. 5, 2011 – Cox Media Group’s Atlanta Radio has named Walt Phillips as its new General Sales Manager for News Talk WSB 750 AM and 95.5 FM.  In addition to carrying on the proven tradition of success at News Talk WSB, Phillips will partner with the talented team of General Sales Managers at the group’s other stations – 97.1 The River, KISS 104.1 and B98.5 – to strategically lead CMG Atlanta’s radio sales organization into the future and offer unprecedented opportunities for advertising clients in the Greater Atlanta market. 

“I’m confident that Walt will continue to lead the WSB sales team to higher levels, be amongst the top billing stations in the country, will further develop his team, recruit future superstars, and continue to deliver results for our clients,” said Dan Kearney, Vice President and Market Manager for CMG Atlanta’s radio operations.

Phillips most recently held the position of Local Sales Manager for News Talk WSB and replaces Rob Babin, who was promoted to VP of Sales for CMG Atlanta Radio Group in 2010.  “Walt has jumped right in during a time of transition and made a tremendous impact while working with the sales team to build great momentum heading into 2011,” added Babin.   

Before Phillips joined News Talk WSB as Local Sales Manager in July 2010, he was Director of Sales for Citadel’s Nashville, Tenn. radio stations. 

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenues, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.   For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com