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January 20, 2023

Radio GM Known as 'The Big Boss' Elroy Smith Promoted to Director of Urban Content for Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group (CMG) today announced that Elroy Smith has been promoted to Director of Urban Content, effective immediately. Smith will partner with programming leaders to develop content, programming, and brand strategies for the company’s R&B and Urban stations in Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville.


Since 2021, Smith has served as Program Director for Star 94.5 (WCFB) Orlando and Program Director for Hot 99.5 / Power 106.1 Jacksonville. Throughout his career, he has held key programming positions at legendary stations in San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Smith was recently named one of the top radio programmers in America by Radio Ink Magazine.



“I am filled with jubilation to be given this opportunity. I look forward to learning and collaborating with leaders at our Urban stations in Atlanta and Miami,” said Smith. “I’m extremely thankful for this amazing opportunity.”



“Elroy’s programming experience and success speaks for itself. In his time with CMG, he’s helped to grow audiences for our Orlando and Jacksonville stations,” said Chris Eagan, VP Of Audience and Operations. “I am excited to watch him apply his knowledge and expertise to our highly-rated, award-winning brands in Atlanta and Miami.”


Video from 2009



Interview from the 90's where Smith talks about a new LA Reid artist named Usher Raymond???


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