Cox Combines TV & Radio Leadership In Orlando
Cox Media Group is promoting Paul Curran to Market Vice President for all of its Orlando properties.
Curran has served as General Manager of WFTV and WRDQ-TV since June 2015 and will now add oversight of Cox’s seven radio stations in the market. He succeeds Susan Larkin, who exited for Entercom in July.
Prior to joining WFTV, Curran worked his way up through Cox Media Group’s television properties from account executive and Local Sales Manager at KTVU San Francisco to General Sales Manager at WPXI Pittsburgh to VP/Sales for the entire company before joining WFTV/WRDQ.
Cox owns Country “K92.3” WWKA, Urban AC “Star 94.5” WCFB, Urban “Power 95.3” WPYO, News/Talk 96.5 WDBO-FM, Classic Rock 98.9 WMMO, Spanish CHR “107.3 Solo Exitos” W297BB, and and Sports “ESPN Orlando” 580 WDBO in Orlando.
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 96.5, K92.3, WMMO, Star 94.5, Power 95.3, 107.3 Solo Exitos, 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.”