ATLANTA – Oct. 24, 2017 – Cox Media Group Atlanta’s Mark Arum was inducted into the 2017 class of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 21. He is the youngest inductee in the organization’s 11-year history. The annual awards ceremony was held at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. Other 2017 inductees included Atlanta Braves announcer Don Sutton and longtime radio engineer Tom Giglio.
“I am truly humbled to be inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame,” said Mark Arum. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with so many amazing people over my twenty years with WSB and never imagined that I would ever join so many of them in the Hall of Fame. It’s an incredible honor.”
“I was truly thrilled to introduce Mark Arum as the youngest inductee to the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame,” said Condace Pressley, WSB Radio’s Program Operations Manager and member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2016. “Mark is a good man who does as much work in the community as he does on the radio. He’s an incredible talent – whether it’s as a traffic reporter or as host of his own show. He’s great to be around, and it’s a pleasure to work with him at WSB every day.”
Pete Spriggs, WSB Radio’s Director of Branding and Programming, said, “Mark trained at the wing of the legendary Capt. Herb Emory and has a similar work ethic and will to serve the listener and the community, and he proves that every day in the WSB Traffic Center. That role as every listener’s ‘cool, smart friend’ parlays into his successful evening job as Atlanta’s biggest emerging talk show host. He knows how to have sharp fun with listeners and colleagues, while making all of them feel that they are included in the ‘club’ and in the family. Listeners love Mark for his knowledge and very likeable personality. It’s amazing how comfortable he is being himself on the radio. I am very proud of him!”
About Mark Arum
Mark worked as a sports writer in New York and Connecticut for eight years, covering professional and collegiate sports before moving to Atlanta. He graduated from Marist College in New York with a degree in journalism and public relations and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC Nightly News and Inside Edition. In addition to hosting his own 2-hour “Mark Arum Show” weeknights from 7-9 p.m. on WSB Radio, he is the face and voice of Atlanta Traffic on Channel 2 Action News This Morning and Atlanta’s Morning News with Scott Slade.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.