Cox Media Group Calls on DISH to Air the Big Game on its Channels

Atlanta, Ga. – Cox Media Group today released the following statement: For several weeks, DISH has chosen not to negotiate reasonably with us and to remove many Cox Media Group stations from their channel line-up. Today’s big football game is a national cultural moment that transcends business disputes. As such, we will waive any retransmission […]

Cox Media Group Calls on DISH to Bring Back Popular Programming and Stop Spreading Misinformation to Customers

Atlanta, Ga. – DISH continues to black out multiple CMG TV stations across the country, despite CMG’s best efforts to reach a deal. CMG has reached reasonable and amicable agreements with all other major cable and satellite providers to carry local CMG TV stations across the country, serving millions of Americans. “DISH is notoriously greedy, […]

Cox Media Group Granted Extension to Sell Ohio Newspapers

Newspapers to maintain daily publication schedule Atlanta, Ga. – A recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gives Cox Media Group (“CMG”) a 60-day extension before it must reduce the publication schedule of its Ohio newspapers. This means the company can continue publishing the papers seven days a week. CMG had until January 16th […]

WSB Radio Now Available in HD on 95.5 FM

ATLANTA – Cox Media Group Atlanta’s WSB Radio (WSB-AM/WSBBFM) is now in HD on 95.5 FM. This upgrade follows WSB’s August 2019 transmitter and antenna move from Flowery Branch to East Atlanta. The addition of HD Radio to 95.5 FM will bring an improved sound quality to listeners with HD radios throughout metro Atlanta. “This […]

John Shea Retires from Cox Media Group’s Long Island Radio Cluster Katelin Tinley will become the new VP/GM for CMG Long Island

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. — Cox Media Group (“CMG”) today announced the retirement of Vice President and General Manager, John Shea. Shea has served as VP/GM of CMG’s radio cluster in Long Island, NY, which includes WBLI-FM, WBAB-FM, and its digital media platform, Local Solutions, since May 2006. “John is the kind of passionate leader that […]

Cox Enterprises Announces Close of Cox Media Group Sale to Affiliates of Apollo Global Management

 ATLANTA, GA — Cox Enterprises, Inc. today announced it has completed the sale of its portfolio of television and radio stations, Ohio assets and its affiliated CoxReps and Gamut national advertising businesses to a new media company that is majority owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO). Cox […]

Cox Media Group Atlanta Radio Stations Collect 13,121 Pounds of Food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank

ATLANTA, GA – Kicking off in mid-November and culminating on December 4, Cox Media Group Atlanta’s radio stations partnered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to collect food needed to supply holiday meals for local families in need. KISS 104.1 (WALR), 95.5 WSB (WSBB-FM/WSB-AM), B98.5 (WSB-FM) and 97.1 The River (WSRV) collected a grand total […]


ATLANTA – Cox Media Group (CMG) has announced that REACH Media, Inc’s nationally syndicated “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” will replace “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” when Tom Joyner retires at the end of 2019. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on all of CMG’s top rated Urban […]