Tripp West Joins B98.5 as New Evening Host


ATLANTA – July 29, 2013 Cox Media Group’s (CMG) B98.5 has named Tripp West as its new evening host, effective July 30, 2013.  West will also serve as WSB News/Talk’s overnight operator. 

“Tripp brings extensive studio and operations knowledge to WSB and a terrific on-air delivery to B98.5,” said Program Director Chris Eagan. “I have no doubt he will be an outstanding addition to both teams as we strive to inform, inspire, entertain and improve the Atlanta community.” 

West has been in the Atlanta radio market since 1997.  Most recently he was at Cumulus’ WYAY oldies / classic hits.  His career highlights also include 105.7 The Groove, 94.9 The Bull and middays at Star94 from 2002 – 2009.

“What a great opportunity with a terrific company,” added West.  “B98.5 is such a strong Atlanta radio brand, and I’m thrilled and honored to be part of the team.”

About Cox Media Group
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