DAYTON, OHIO— Cox Media Group moved forward with the appointment of Rob Rohr’s successor as vice president/general manager of its “CMG Ohio” unit, comprised of the radio and television properties serving Gem City and its surrounding communities.
Taking on the role is a 26-year-old company veteran Darren Moore.
Effective immediately, he will oversee all CMG Ohio operations, including news, programming, sales, digital, engineering, production and community affairs for CBS’ dominant affiliate WHIO- 7 and for three radio brands: Classic Hits “95.3 and 101.1 The Eagle”. News/Talk WHIO-AM & FM, and market leader WHKO-FM under the “K99.1 New Country” brand.
Moore spent many years in Pittsburgh, where he began his career with CMG as a WPXI-11 intern in 1996. After that experience, he took on an account manager role with WAXN-64 in Charlotte, which had just to go on the air. It then returned to the ‘Burgh, serving as NSM of WPXI and two other stations, WJAC-6 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and WTOV-9 in Wheeling, W. Va. Today, WJAC and WTOV are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Moore would go on to become LSM and, eventually, Director of Sales at WPXI.
“Darren’s passion for people, the broadcast industry and CMG is contagious and inspiring,” said Paul Curan, Executive Vice President of Television at CMG. “His strong background in building internal and external relationships will positively impact our Dayton operations and the Dayton community. I look forward to seeing him excel in this new role as our approach to broadcasting at Dayton continues to evolve.
Moore added, “I am honored to join the exceptional broadcasters at CMG Ohio, home to some of the most iconic television and radio brands in the entire industry. I look forward to beginning to work with the Dayton team, further enhancing our award-winning brands, serving our customers and viewers, and connecting with the local Miami Valley community.