Brennan and Kesnick got better at CMG Tampa Bay – RAMP – Music & Radio Pros


• Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa promoted two of its content leaders — John Brennandirector of branding and programming for WHPT (102.5 Bone) and classic rock WXGL (107.3 The Eagle)is promoted to director of operations for all six Tampa Bay brands, and Jenna Kesneckdirector of branding and programming for the alternative duo 97X/Tampa and WXXJ (X106.5)/Jacksonvillewas entrusted with the supervision of the programming of Soft AC WDUV (105.5 Dove)/Tampa.

“Both John and Jenna are proven leaders in Tampa with a track record of building exceptional radio brands,” said Chris Eagan, Vice President of Audience and Operations for CMG. “I’m thrilled to see them tenaciously apply their creativity and competitive attitudes to their new roles.”

Brennan joined CMG in 2004 and gradually worked her way up to Chief Content Officer for WHPT in 2014, adding WXGL in 2019. “Tampa Bay is my home, and I work with the absolute BEST team in Tampa Radio. “Brennan said. “I couldn’t be happier or prouder to lead this incredible team and brands into the future.” Kesneck launched his career at CMG in 2011, moving from Account Manager to Promotions Manager and then to APD. She was later promoted to 97X Content Manager in 2019 and led the station to become one of the most successful and respected alternative stations in the country. “WDUV is a legendary station not just in Tampa Bay – but in the industry,” Kesnick said. “I couldn’t be more honored to lead this winning brand of Marconi and his team into the future. Thanks to Keith Lawless, Rob Babin & Chris Eagan for their support over the years!

RVP/CEO Keith Lawless commented, “In 18 years, John has become one of the brightest and most thoughtful leaders in our organization. I am proud and delighted that he is now leading this successful cluster to new heights. Jenna is as sharp and detailed a programmer as anyone I have ever worked with. The highly successful WDUV will continue to grow in its dominance under Jenna’s leadership.

• CMG Tampa is currently seeking a CHR Format Manager and Director of Branding and Programming for WPOI (HOT 101.5) and that WWRM (Magic 94.9). Interested persons can apply on


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