Bone TV Team, CMG Leadership Conference, Orlando, FL

Bone TV Team, CMG Leadership Conference, Orlando, FL

The 2016 CMG Innovation Award Goes to BONE TV!

All across our company, Cox Media Group employees are continually making innovation a major part of their work — looking for new and exciting ways to extend and improve our Super Brands or to create new ones altogether.

This year, all of that wonderful work was recognized at the annual CMG Leadership Conference in Orlando.

We are delighted to announce the 2016 CMG Innovation Award was presented Tuesday night, April 5th to the BONE TV team from Tampa Radio: John Brennan, Mike Calta, Rusch Young and Joey DeSanto.

The BONE TV team demonstrated ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and relentless execution in building a live video brand for a radio station.

 Over the course of 2 years, the team completely redesigned a studio to support a full video broadcast. That included special lighting, cameras, a control room buildout, and much more.

In 2015, WHPT was responsible for 20% of the video views in all of CMG radio nationwide.

The BONE TV was one of dozens of nominations from across the company. It, like the other finalists, proved that we need not be bound by the traditional definition of our medium.


The other finalists were Kimberly Miller of the Palm Beach Post for her outstanding, multi-faceted weather coverage; and KIRO-TV for launching killer “over the top” apps to combat the phenomenon of cord-cutting in Seattle.

Congrats to all our finalists, particularly BONE TV/Tampa radio.

Nominations for the 2017 CMG Innovation Awards will be accepted beginning in January. Check back here for details.