CMG/Jacksonville Goes To Gateway City For New Ops. Dir.


A radio industry programming veteran who has spent much of 2020 focused on her voiceover work, following a tenure as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia‘s St. Louis cluster that concluded amid widespread January layoffs at the company, has resurfaced in one of America’s fastest growing markets.

She’s the new Operations Director, starting Monday, for Cox Media Group‘s Jacksonville radio stations.

Taking the role, with responsibility for all audio content, is Jules Riley.

“Jules brings a wealth of experience and talent to CMG Jacksonville,” said Katie Reid, VP/GM of the CMG properties in the North Florida market. “We are extremely excited she will be leading and growing our team, our brands and the future of our programming.”

Riley will lead the programming, promotions and production efforts for long-time Top 40 WAPE-FM, Classic Rock WJGL-FM “The Eagle,” Alternative WXXJ-FM “X 106.5,” News/Talk WOKV-FM, ESPN Radio affiliate WOKV-AM, and Soft Adult Contemporary WEZI-FM “Easy 102.9.”

Additionally, Riley will take on responsibility for two African American-targeted digital multicast channels heard on FM translators in Jacksonville, branded as “Power 106.1” and “HOT 99.5.”

“It is an honor to join Cox Media Group Jacksonville and its stable of recognizable brands,”  Riley said. “A great team is already in place and their dedication to excellence is legendary. Thank you to Katie Reid and Tim Clarke for giving me the opportunity.”

Riley enjoyed two tenures at radio stations in the Gateway City of St. Louis. From May 2005 through November 2008, she served as PD of WARH-FM “106.5 The Arch” and WMVN-FM under Bonneville International ownership. She returned to the market in April 2017 as brand manager for iHeart’s KSD-FM “93.7 The Bull,” a Country station.

In between, she spent two years as OM of The E.W. Scripps Co.‘s former Tulsa cluster, now owned by Griffin Communications, and as a Media Consultant for Joel Folger’s Folger Consulting. Other career stops include a year as PD of WBEN-FM in Philadelphia, then an Adult Hits station owned by Greater Media; and as OM/PD and an air personality for Citadel‘s Scranton-Wilkes Barre radio stations.

The 1994 graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., began her career as a PD and air personality for West Virginia Radio Corp., working with the late Lacy Neff.