JACKSONVILLE, FLA.— Cox Media Group (“CMG”) today announced Jimmy Farrell has been promoted to Director of Sales, effective immediately. In his new role, Farrell will be responsible for leading Cox Media Group’s Jacksonville radio stations through an overarching sales strategy, in-market goals, initiatives and advancements.
Farrell, a proud Alumni of the University of Miami, has spent 17 years with CMG in Orlando, Fla., and during that time span, he has managed the following radio stations: NEWS 96.5 WDBO, ESPN 580, K92.3, 98.9 WMMO and STAR 94.5. Farrell was responsible for motivating and coaching team members to meet and exceed objectives by setting goals, tracking weekly and monthly performance and implementing improvement strategies. Throughout his accomplished career, Farrell has served in various roles with increasing capacity while serving as a creative and strategic mentor and coach to his teams.
“We are pleased and proud to promote Jimmy to this new position,” said Katie Reid, VP/General Manager, Jacksonville. “His entrepreneurial approach, high-impact leadership style, deep understanding of both the marketplace and Cox Media Groups’ offerings has served him well, enabling him to exceed sales goals by complementing his customers’ brands and business objectives with CMG station content solutions that meet their objectives.”
“It is truly an exciting time to join Katie and the dynamic CMG team in Jacksonville where opportunity, growth and community are essential for success. I am honored to lead the sales team forward building upon the progress already achieved and continuing collaborative growth with my new JAX team and clients. I can’t wait to get started.” said Farrell.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Farrell has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida for the past two years where he created and supported programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children and families.
Farrell is married to Lisa and has two children, Kirin and Austin.