Cox Media Group‘s Orlando operation has been unified some seven weeks after the surprising departure of RVP Susan Larkin for a VP role at Entercom.
Paul Curran, who has served as VP/GM of Cox’s ABC-affiliated WFTV-9 and independent WRDQ-27 in Orlando, has been promoted to Market VP and will now oversee the CMG radio stations in Central Florida.
The radio group is comprised of WDBO-AM 580 “ESPN Orlando,” News/Talk WDBO-FM 96.5, Country WWKA-FM “K92”, Urban AC WCFB-FM “Star 94.5”, CHR/Rhythmic WPYO-FM “Power 95.3,” and Spanish Contemporary W297BB at 107.3 MHz, which rebroadcasts WCFB’s HD2 signal.
“Paul has been a highly successful member of the Cox Media Group team for many years,” said EVP 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.”
Curran is a Cox Media veteran who arrived in Orlando in June 2015 after a six-year stint as VP/Sales for Cox Media Group’s Atlanta cluster. From April 2008-April 2011, he served as GSM of the company’s WPXI-11 in Pittsburgh, an NBC affiliate. He also spent many years at KTVU-2 in San Francisco, a heritage FOX affiliate, and began his career at Cox there as an AE in 1995 in the first of two stints at the station.
Curran’s first TV industry job was at KSBW-8 in Monterey-Salinas, Calif.
“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.”