Cox Radio, Inc will be adjusting its relationship with the record industry. At the expiration of its current agreements with independent promoters, Cox Radio will deal directly with record companies at all of its radio stations. Robert F. Neil, president and chief executive officer, said, "Our stations will now work more closely with the record industry on promotions, concerts, and other opportunities. The record companies have expressed a desire to work directly with the stations, and we are granting them their wish. It is our hope that the record industry will show their commitment by forging even stronger ties directly with our stations."
The stations affected by this new policy are WBTS-FM (Atlanta); WBHJ-FM (Birmingham); WHZT-FM (Greenville-Spartanburg); KXME-FM and KRTR-FM (Honolulu); KTHT-FM (Houston); WBAB-FM and WBLI-FM (Long Island); WPYM-FM (Miami); WPYO-FM (Orlando); WDYL-FM (Richmond); KCJZ-FM (San Antonio); WSUN-FM (Tampa); and KRTQ-FM (Tulsa).
No other Cox Radio stations have agreements with independent promoters.
Cox Radio is the third largest radio company in the United States based on revenues. Cox Radio owns, operates or provides sales and marketing services for 79 stations (68 FM and 11 AM) clustered in 18 markets, including major markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Orlando and San Antonio.