DAYTON, OHIO — Cox Media Group has moved forward with the naming of Rob Rohr’s successor as VP/GM of its “CMG Ohio” unit, comprised of the radio and television properties serving the Gem City and its surrounding communities.
Taking the role is 26-year company veteran Darren Moore.
Effective today, he’ll oversee all CMG Ohio operations including news, programming, sales, digital, engineering, production and community affairs for dominant CBS affiliate WHIO-7, and for three radio brands: Classic Hits “95.3 and 101.1 The Eagle,” News/Talk WHIO-AM & FM, and market-leading WHKO-FM, branded as “K99.1 New Country.”
Moore has spent many years in Pittsburgh, where he began his career at CMG as a WPXI-11 intern in 1996. After that experience, he took an Account Executive role at WAXN-64 in Charlotte, which had just gone on the air. He later returned to the ‘Burgh, serving as NSM of WPXI and two other stations, WJAC-6 in Johnstown, Pa., and WTOV-9 in Wheeling, W. Va. Today, WJAC and WTOV are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Moore would then rise to LSM and, ultimately, Director of Sales at WPXI.
“Darren’s passion for people, the broadcasting industry and CMG is infectious and inspiring,’ said Paul Curran, EVP of Television at CMG. “His strong track record of forging internal and external relationships will make a positive impact on our Dayton operations and in the Dayton community. I look forward to watching him excel in this new role as our approach to broadcasting in Dayton continues to evolve.”
Moore added, “I am honored to join the outstanding broadcasters at CMG Ohio, home to some of the most iconic TV and radio brands in the entire industry. I can’t wait to start working with the Dayton team, further enhancing our award-winning brands, serving our customers and viewers, and partnering with the local Miami Valley community.”