Cox Media Group has named Pete Spriggs (left), Director of Branding and Programming for News 95-5 FM and AM 750 WSB, as its new News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader. Drew Anderssen, Director of Branding and Programming for Orlando?s WDBO, has been promoted to News/Talk/Sports Format Coordinator. Spriggs and Anderssen will continue their current roles, but also work closely with CMG?s VP of Radio Programming Steve Smith, and all of CMG?s News/Talk/Sports PD's.
CMG Executive VP of Radio Kim Guthrie said, "Pete and Drew are two of our most talented directors of branding and programming and we?re thrilled they will share their skills with the rest of our team. Their natural instincts will help all of our Cox Media Group News/Talk/Sports stations across the country continue to grow and flourish."
Spriggs has charted his 21-year CMG programming career in Dayton, Orlando, and Atlanta. WSB Radio is the home station for nationally-syndicated hosts Herman Cain and Clark Howard, and National Radio Hall of Fame inductee Neal Boortz. During Spriggs' tenure, WSB Radio has won several AP News Awards, a National Murrow, and several Marconi awards. WSB continues to be the highest-rated News/Talk station in the Top 20 markets in the United States.
Anderssen has been with CMG for 16 years, serving previously as the Operations Manager of News/Talk KRMG in Tulsa. Anderssen?s teams have won many regional and national awards, including the national Edward R. Murrow.
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