Cox Media Group Promotes Jill Strada & Crystal Gans In Miami

99 Jamz 99.1 WEDR Miami Jill StradaCox Media Group has made a pair of promotions at its Miami cluster.

Jill Strada rises from Director of Branding and Programming at CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC and Urban “99 Jams” 99.1 WEDR to Director of Operations adding oversight of all programming marketing, promotions, and digital content at those two stations plus Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ and Urban AC “Hot 105” 105.1 WHQT. Strada joined WFLC as programmer in 2014 and added duties at WEDR the following year. Strada previously programmed crosstown Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW Miami as well as Cox’ “Power 95.3” WPYO Orlando and Emmis’ Urban “Hot 97” WQHT and now-defunct Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM” WRKS New York

Concurrently, Crystal Gans rises from Digital Sales Manager for the four Miami stations to Integrated Sales Manager as she will now oversee sales strategies across multiple platforms.

Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami has named Jill Strada as Director of Operations and Crystal Gans as Integrated Sales Manager for Miami Radio.

“We are very happy when we have an opportunity to promote successful leaders from within our company,” said Rob Babin, CMG Regional VP. “Crystal and Jill are proven leaders who have demonstrated incredible success at Cox Media Group Miami. Their success lies in commitment to their teams and the passion they each have as leaders. I look forward to the impact Crystal and Jill will make in their new roles.”

Strada will oversee WEDR, WFLC, WFEZ and WHQT as well as marketing, promotions, and digital content. Prior to this role, she was Director of Branding and Programming for WEDR and WFLC.

“It is an honor to elevate Jill,” said Ralph Renzi, General Manager for CMG Miami. “She is a passionate, capable leader who will help CMG Miami continue its superior level of content delivery.”

Gans will lead Miami Radio sales strategies across multiple platforms. Prior to this role, she was Digital Sales Manager for Miami Radio.

“Crystal’s track record of overperformance, her intelligence, and her high-level of engagement have had a positive impact on our team and our clients,” said Renzi. “We will all benefit from this well-deserved promotion.”

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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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