Friday, September 1, 2017

Orlando Radio: Curran In Charge For Cox Media

Paul Curran
Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Paul Curran Market Vice President for Orlando, effective immediately.

In this new role, he will lead a converged market of trusted radio and TV brands, including WFTV (ABC) and WRDQ (Ind), News/Talk WDBO 96.5 FM, Country WWKA K92.3 FM, Classic Hits WMMO 98.1, UrbanAC WCFB Star 94.5 FM, Hip-Hop WPYO Power 95.3 FM , Translator 107.3 Solo Exitos, SportsTalk WDBO 580 AM ESPN Orlando, CMG Local Solutions and Cox Events Group.

“Paul has been a highly successful member of the Cox Media Group team for many years,” said Executive Vice President Bill Hendrich. “He has created engaging work environments that drive success and he has been a great partner with our Radio stations, fostering collaboration in sales, news, marketing and events.”

Prior to his new role, Curran served as VP and General Manager of Orlando TV stations WFTV and WDRQ. He also has worked as CMG’s VP of Sales, strategically managing sales revenue across TV, Radio and Newspaper properties. Curran began his Cox career in 1995 as an Account Executive at KTVU Television in San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose. Other career highlights include working as Director of Sales in Pittsburgh.

Currently, Paul serves on the boards of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Economic Partnership, Florida Association of Broadcasters and Florida Citrus Sports.

“The opportunity to bring together the talented people and dynamic products of CMG Radio and CMG TV under one entity in Central Florida is an exciting one,” said Curran. “No other media company can match our combined TV, Radio, and Digital footprint here, and the possibilities to build on collaboration and improve the experience for our viewers, listeners, and customers are limitless.  I can’t wait to get started.”

In July, longtime Orlando radio exec Susan Larkin unexpectedly exited Cox Media to take a similar position with Entercom overseeing Orlando and Jacksonville.

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