John Brennan Promoted to Director of Branding and Programming or Cox Media Group Tampa’s 102.5 The Bone REAL.RAW.RADIO – WHPT FM


TAMPA – May 13, 2014 Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa is promoting John Brennan as its new Director of Branding and Programming for 102.5 The Bone, REAL.RAW.RADIO WHPT-FM, effective immediately.  As Director of Branding and Programming, Brennan will be responsible for all programming operations for WHPT, including talent selection, coaching, scheduling, imaging, brand development, digital strategy and more.

“In his previous role as Content Manager for WHPT, John demonstrated his clear understanding and vision for this unique format,”   said Keith Lawless, CMG Tampa Vice President and Market Manager. “I am confident in his leadership capabilities and proud to have John in this important role.”

 “I am extremely excited to be named the Director of Branding and Programming for 102.5 The Bone,” said Brennan.  “The Bone is one of the most unique stations in radio, with some of the most polarizing and talented personalities in the world, and I get to work with them every day.  I am honored that Kim Guthrie, Steve Smith and Keith Lawless have such confidence in me to continue the great success of this station.  I feel genuinely lucky to be working for a Company that encourages such originality and creativity!”

“He is a natural leader, and I believe he will take this groundbreaking talk station to the next level,” added Steve Smith, CMG’s Vice President of Programming.

Brennan’s appointment is another example of how CMG is able to tap into its existing talent from across its diverse direct marketing, newspaper, radio and TV businesses. He has worked with CMG Tampa for seven years.  Prior to this position, Brennan held the positions of Content Manager for WHPT and Executive Producer of the Mike Calta show.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps.  Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and, a leading online source for savings.  The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at