TULSA – April 13, 2011 – Effective immediately, KRMG Morning News host Joe Kelley takes on new duties as the station’s News Director, as a part of a new long-term agreement. He will continue to host The KRMG Morning News daily from 5:00 – 8:30 a.m. on KRMG.
“As the leader of our morning news program, Joe has helped us achieve significant success, with consistent top ratings and revenue performance in Tulsa morning radio listening,” said KRMG Operations Manager Drew Anderssen. “We expect to continue to grow KRMG’s news operation to further meet audience expectations across multiple platforms, and Joe’s leadership and success with the team has made him the perfect fit for this role.”
Joe Kelley joined Cox Media Group Tulsa in 2005, as host of The KRMG Morning News. He has been recognized many times over for his success as an on-air personality and community leader, serving on the board for several Tulsa non-profit organizations. As a dedicated husband and father of four children and a two-time childhood cancer survivor, Joe champions for the families of children with life threatening illnesses through his involvement with Make A Wish Foundation of Oklahoma.
“I’m excited and honored to lead KRMG’s news operation,” Kelley said, after inking the deal. “We have a great team of respected journalists, a management team that has provided us the tools to succeed, and our number one goal is to serve the citizens of our community who listen to KRMG on a daily basis.”
NewsTalk KRMG can be heard on two radio frequencies, AM 740 and FM 102.3. In the latest Arbitron ratings, KRMG was ranked #1 radio station in the Tulsa Metro (Persons 12+, Persons 25-54, and Persons 35+ Arbitron, Fall 2010). KRMG is owned by Cox Media Group, a Cox Enterprises company, with studios at 71st and Yale in Tulsa.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily 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.