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KHAY-FM's Chris Cox Retiring After 45-Year Run


Chris Cox
Chris Cox

Cumulus Media is saying goodbye to Chris Cox, Operations Manager and Program Director of Country radio station 100.7 KHAY-FM in Oxnard/Ventura, CA, who will retire from radio after 45 years of entertaining audiences across the U.S. Mr. Cox's successful broadcasting career has included on-air and programming positions for radio stations in Los Angeles, Houston, Cincinnati, Louisville, Anaheim, Palmdale/Lancaster, Evansville, and Southern Illinois. He joined Cumulus in 2012 as Operations Manager and Program Director of 100.7 KHAY-FM.

Sommer Frisk, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Oxnard/Ventura and Stockton/Modesto, CA, praised Cox saying, "Oxnard-Ventura-Santa Barbara has been extremely fortunate to have benefited from Chris's stewardship over the last seven years. What we will miss about Chris is his dedication, hard work, professionalism and relentless commitment to the success of our cluster. What we will miss MOST about Chris is his leadership, character and compassion. We wish him well in his much deserved retirement."

"It's been an incredible journey, 45 years of doing what I love - who gets to say that?" said Cox. "I have been fortunate to work with fantastic people throughout my career; especially my good friend and mentor Mike McVay, who has always been there for me. I also want to thank Market Manager Sommer Frisk for her support over the last seven years in Oxnard/Ventura. Now I'll have time to learn a new guitar riff. Smoke On The Water is getting old."

Well wishes may be sent to Chris Cox at Chris.Cox@cumulus.com.

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