Retired Cox Broadcasting/Cox Media Group VP/Research Tom McClendon passed away today 4/10 from a kidney infection complicated by pneumonia and weakened lungs. Said Cox Radio CEO Bob Neil to employees: “Most of you know that Tom was Broadcasting’s longtime VP/Research, and has been serving as a Consultant for us since his retirement. Tom was a friend to me from the moment I walked in the door at Cox in 1986, and was a champion of finding out what our viewers and listeners wanted from us. Many of the research tools we use today have Tom’s fingerprints all over them. I have asked [wife] Lynne to let me know when the Memorial Service is, and I will pass it along when I get it. Her email address is [email protected] .”
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