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WSB/Atlanta Names Charles Dir./Branding and Programming


Ken Charles
Ken Charles

Veteran programmer Ken Charles joins Cox Media Group's News/Talk WSB-AM and WSBB (95.5 WSB)/Atlanta as Director of Branding and Programming, beginning September 12th. Most recently, he was Program Director of News KNX-AM & FM/Los Angeles and News Format VP for Audacy. Previously, he was VP/Programming for iHeartMedia's Sacramento cluster, as well as the National Brand Manager for all of the news, talk and sports stations.

Charles spent nearly 17 years heading up news and talk programming for iHeartMedia in several major markets including Atlanta, Houston and Miami. He began his radio career in 1995 as Director of Programming and News for WSYR and WHEN in Syracuse, NY.

"Ken has an impressive track record for growing top talent and exceptional content," said CMG Atlanta VP/Market Manager Jaleigh Long. "It's exciting to add Ken's experience and passion to the WSB legacy and top performance in Atlanta."

"Ken is a brilliantly strategic programmer with decades of leadership experience," added VP/Audience & Operations Chris Eagan. "I'm excited to watch Ken grow and evolve this legendary brand."

"I'm excited to join the amazingly talented team at 95.5 WSB. Thanks to Jaleigh Long, Rob Babin and Chris Eagan for giving me the chance to be a part of one of America's top brands," said Charles. "I can't wait to get back to Atlanta and build on WSB's 100-year commitment to local news and community service."

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