ATLANTA – Jan. 5, 2012 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Chief Revenue Officer Marc Morgan has announced his retirement from the company after 28 years, effective April 30. Morgan was a long-standing leader in Cox Radio and was instrumental in the creation of CMG when Cox Enterprises integrated its direct marketing, newspaper, radio, and TV businesses in 2009.
“Marc has contributed immensely to Cox’s success over the years through his leadership in radio and now with CMG,” said Doug Franklin, CMG president. “We will miss his insights, experience and wish him well as he retires. Additionally, Marc has indicated that he intends to take on some consulting projects including working with CMG.”
For the past two years as chief revenue officer, Morgan has overseen the company’s focus on sales opportunities for its clients and sales training opportunities for all CMG businesses. Prior to his current position, Marc served as executive vice president and chief operating officer and as a director of Cox Radio, Inc.
“After a very rewarding 28-year career with Cox, it’s time for me to throttle back and focus exclusively on the things I’m most passionate about, which is helping people do better in their lives and careers.” Morgan added. “CMG is an innovative industry leader with the best radio, television, newspapers, and direct marketing professionals in America. I know it will continue to shape the media industry, and I look forward to supporting their endeavors.”
Morgan joined Cox in 1984 as vice president and general manager of WCKG-FM in Chicago, Ill. where he worked until 1992 when he was named vice president and general manager of WSB Radio in Atlanta, Ga. until 1998. From 1996 to 1997 he served as senior vice president of Cox Radio, Inc. and from 1997 to 1999 as senior group vice president. In 1999 he was named vice president and co-chief operating officer of Cox Radio, Inc. and in 2003 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer until 2009, when he began serving in his current role.
He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Board of Directors. Before joining Cox he held various sales and sales management positions with ABC Radio in both Chicago and New York.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 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. 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.