Houston, TX — Friday, February 24, 2017 — Johnny Chiang, Operations Manager for Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston, was voted the No. 3 in The Best Program Directors in Country Radio by Radio Ink magazine. He received this prestigious award on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tenn.
“It’s very humbling to be in this select group of amazing Country programmers,” said Chiang. “I feel really blessed to do what I love every single day.”
Chiang’s 27-year radio career began at KFI-AM and KOST-FM in Los Angeles, Calif., then on to Houston where he programmed KHPT-FM for three years before he took the reins at KKBQ-FM. In the 12 years as Program Director at The New 93Q, Chiang has been passionately involved with Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc., Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
“Johnny has led KKBQ to be the consistent country leader in the all-important country radio market, Houston Texas,” said Mark Krieschen, CMG Houston VP and Market Manager. “The 93Q brand is also nationally recognized as one of the top stations in the Country format. He has earned the respect throughout Country radio because of his leadership, relationships, and positive influence on his team. When you look at the recognition Johnny and KKBQ has received over the past several years, it’s well-deserved acknowledgement from Radio Ink and the industry.”
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. 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 newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.