Ben Reed Retires As Cox Media Group San Antonio VP/Market Manager
Ben Reed will retire from his position as Vice President/Market Manager for Cox Media Group’s San Antonio cluster at the end of 2018.
Reed has been with Cox since their acquisition of NewCity Communications in 1997. During his time with Cox he has served as Market Manager for their Atlanta and San Antonio properties and Group VP of CMG’s media operations in Atlanta, Birmingham, Houston, San Antonio and Tulsa radio markets and the Austin American Statesman newspaper.
After more than 41 years in the media industry, Ben Reed, Cox Media Group’s (CMG) vice president and market manager for the San Antonio Radio market, has announced his desire to retire, effective December 31, 2018.
“When looking back on the last four decades and the opportunities I’ve been afforded in my career, all I can say is I’m blessed – it’s that simple,” said Reed. “The success we’ve achieved as an organization and the expectations we’ve exceeded year after year in the San Antonio market is truly remarkable. The camaraderie I share with my team and colleagues at CMG will live in my heart forever.”
Prior to his station being acquired by Cox in 1997, Reed worked for NewCity Communications as the general sales manager and Katz Broadcasting as an account executive. When he joined Cox as the general sales manager in San Antonio, his broad media experience allowed him to expand his scope of responsibility throughout his tenure, including oversight of CMG’s Atlanta Radio and newspapers in Austin. Today, he oversees content and sales for CMG’s award-winning radio stations in San Antonio, including KISS 99.5, KONO 101.1 & 860, KTKX 106.7, KKYX 680 & 104.9, KCYY 100.3 and KSMG 105.3, and has played a vital role in the success of the San Antonio market and CMG Radio. His expertise and passion for the industry and the people he leads is truly remarkable.
“Ben Reed’s career story is about the success he has had making a positive impact on the people he leads,” said Bill Hendrich, executive vice president, CMG. “In multiple roles for both NewCity and CMG, Ben has led his teams to success by helping them develop and grow to their full potential. We will all miss Ben’s positive attitude, friendly advice and great sense of humor.”
“It takes a great deal of passion, dedication and grit to be successful in the radio industry and Ben possesses these qualities and so much more,” said Kim Guthrie, CMG president. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with him throughout my career at Cox and know firsthand that he is a true broadcaster and respected leader whose positive impact can be seen across many markets in our business. He is a valued colleague and friend who will be greatly missed by all of us at CMG.”
CMG is launching a nationwide search for a Vice President/Market Manager to lead the company’s award-winning radio stations in San Antonio. For more information or to express interest in the role, please contact CMG Regional Vice President of Radio Rob Babin at Rob.Babin@coxinc.com.