Abel will start in his new role on Nov. 23.
"David's broadcast and digital experience, as well as his strong leadership track record, makes him a great fit with Scripps and our Tulsa team," said Steve Wexler, vice president of radio for Scripps. "I'm thrilled to welcome him to our company."
Most recently, Abel was VP/GM for Apex Broadcasting where he managed radio stations in Charleston, South Carolina and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Abel also served as a sales manager for Cox Media Group stations in Greenville, South Carolina, Orlando, Florida, and Birmingham, Alabama. Radio Ink magazine recently named Abel one of the "Best Managers in Radio."
"I am honored to lead the Tulsa radio team forward and to become part of a broadcast group that shares the same core values I do," said Abel. "I especially look forward to the opportunities to work closely with our sister TV station, KJRH-TV, to partner on projects that benefit our audiences, our advertisers and the Tulsa community".