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Nathan Reed Joins KRAV Tulsa As Director of Branding & Programming

Nathan Reed Mix 96 KRAV Tulsa Cox MediaDays after exiting as SVP/Programming of iHeartMedia’s Toledo cluster, Nathan Reed has been named Director of Branding & Programming for Cox Media Hot AC “Mix 96” 96.5 KRAV Tulsa OK.

Reed fills the vacancy created by the exit of Director of Operations Steve Hunter in March. Hunter also oversaw Classic Rock “103.3 The Eagle” KJSR. He had been with iHeart Toledo since April 2008 and previously spent twelve years in the Flint MI market.

Cox Media Group (CMG) Tulsa has named Nathan Reed as Director of Branding and Programming for KRAV-FM (Mix 96). Reed’s first day on the job will be Monday, May 9.

Reed has spent 20 years in various programming roles across multiple formats, most recently as Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s seven station cluster in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a Program Director and on-air host for Regent Broadcasting in Flint, Mich.

“Nathan’s understanding of the AC listener lifestyle, his creativity and belief in a complete brand experience will compliment Mix 96’s already successful strategy,” said Dan Lawrie, CMG Tulsa VP and Market Manager. “Nathan also brings a strong commitment to community outreach, which fits well with our company values and our local cluster strategy.”

“Nathan is a talented programmer with a great strategic mind,” said Chris Eagan CMG’s AC Format Leader. “His vision and expertise will be invaluable at Mix 96 in Tulsa.”

“Joining KRAV and CMG Tulsa is an exciting career move with the industry’s best operator,” said Reed. “I can’t wait to get started with the Mix 96 crew. Many thanks Dan Lawrie, Chris Eagan and Steve Smith.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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