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Cox Puts Clusters Up For Sale

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As part of a corporate restructuring to focus on larger markets and cross-media collaboration, Cox Media has announced that it is placing its stations in six markets up for sale.

The markets and stations up for sale include:

Birmingham – Urban “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ, Sports “97.3 The Zone” WZNN, Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM” WBHK, Country 104.7 WZZK, Classic Hits “106.9 The Eagle” WBPT, Gospel “Heaven 610” WAGG, Classic Hip-Hop “Power 102.1” 1320 WENN/102.1 W270BW and programming rights to Urban “105.1 Jamz” WALJ Tuscaloosa.

Connecticut – Rock 99.1 WPLR in New Haven and Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX and AC “Star 99.9” WEZN in Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk. Cox also operates Urban AC 94.3 WYBC-FM New Haven under LMA from Yale University.

Greenville, SC – CHR “Hot 98.1” WHZT and Urban “107.3 Jamz” WJMZ-FM plus translators “97.7 Chuck-FM” and the soon to launch “Talk 98.5” owned by Tower Above Media but operated by Cox.

Louisville – Country “Q103.1” WQNU, Classic Country “Country Legends 103.9” WRKA, AC “Lite 106.9” WVEZ, and Classic Hits “107.7 The Eagle” WSFR

Honolulu – AC “Krater 96” 96.3 KRTR-FM, Hawaiian CHR “FM 100” 100.3 KCCN, Rhythmic CHR “Power 104.3” KPHW, Hawaiian AC “Hawaiian 105” 105.9 KINE, Soft AC “AM 650” KRTR, and Traditional Hawaiian “AM 940” KKNE.

Richmond – Country “K95” 95.3 WKHK, Classic Rock 96.5 WKLR, CHR “Hot 100.9” WHTI, and Modern AC “103.7 The River” WURV

Cox will also attempt to sell its television stations in El Paso, Johnstown, Reno, and Steubenville. The company has also announced a realignment of its management structure.

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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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