ATHENS, GA – July 1, 2014 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Athens/Gainesville/Greater Atlanta has named Steve Anthony from CMG Jacksonville to replace Allen Tibbetts, who recently retired as the Magic 102.1 Morning Show host, effectively immediately. Anthony, who previously was on air with CMG’s WJGL The Eagle and 95.1 WAPE in Jacksonville, joins Magic Morning Show co-host Beth Larsen.
“We are all sad to see Allen leave and we greatly appreciate everything that he has done for Athens, CMG and Magic 102.1 over the years, but I am absolutely thrilled to have a talent like Steve join the Magic Morning show,” said Magic 102.1 Program Director Jerry Arnold. “He is an excellent storyteller, a fantastic radio personality, and he brings an infectious positive attitude with him wherever he goes.”
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the CMG team in Athens,” said Anthony. “From my first conversation with Jerry to my first time walking through the facility, I knew this was a group that was passionate about bringing something special to the listeners, with a focus on fun, local radio. I can’t wait to get there, explore the amazing culture of Athens and take in a few Dawgs games!”
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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 Savings.com, 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 www.coxmediagroup.com.