Eric Lauer Joins Cox Media Group Athens as Local Sales Manager for Athens, Gainesville Radio Cluster

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ATHENS – Jan. 4, 2011 Eric Lauer will join Cox Media Group (CMG) Athens as Local Sales Manager for the six radio stations serving the Athens and Gainesville, Ga. market effective Jan. 10, 2011.

 “We are excited to have Eric join the team,” said CMG Athens Director of Sales Michelle Catolico.  “Eric’s knowledge of the Athens market and his success with business development and unique ability to coach will make him an asset to CMG Athens.”

Lauer comes to CMG Athens with five years at CMG Atlanta’s WSB-AM and 13 years in the radio business in both the Atlanta and Athens markets. He also has roots in Athens, as he served on-air at WGMG-FM and WGAU-AM.

“I am pleased to welcome Eric back to Athens in a management role, and we are excited to bring Eric’s energy and passion for our business,” added Scott Smith VP and Market Manager for CMG Athens.

Lauer said, “I am excited about making this transition within a fantastic company like CMG under Michelle Catolico and Scott Smith’s leadership and thrilled to be back in the Classic City. Go Dawgs.”

Lauer is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree BBA in Management.

 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