CMG Appoints A Jacksonville Radio Head


He joined Cox Media Group some 19 years ago as an account executive in Orlando, rising to Local Sales Manager at Country WWKA “K92” in Orlando and, later, to GSM and most recently Director of Sales.

Now, this company veteran is transferring to Jacksonville to oversee all of the company’s radio stations in the market.

Earning the promotion to VP/Market Manager, leading Top 40 WAPE-FM, News/Talk WOKV-FM, Classic Rock WJGL-FM “96.9 The Eagle,” Adult Contemporary WEZI “Easy 102.9” and Alternative WXXJ-FM is Jimmy Farrell.

“This is an exciting time for CMG Radio, and I continue to be energized by our people,” said Rob Babin, EVP for CMG Radio. “Jimmy is an exceptional leader with a passion for the radio business, CMG, and the teams he leads. He has a strong track record of leading sales teams and driving revenue at CMG Orlando and Jacksonville. I look forward to his impact in this new role.”

Farrell commented, “CMG has given me the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the business, and I’m truly honored to be appointed the next Vice President and General Manager of radio in Jacksonville. I look forward to these new challenges and the significant opportunities to come.”