CMG Jacksonville launches “Hot 106.5”


Cox Media GroupAs CMG/Jacksonville Ops. Director Todd Shannon promised, a new station launched 5/23 at Midnight on the former home of News/Talk WOKV-FM, which Cox Media Group moved from 6-kW 106.5 to 100-kW 104.5 FM (“Rock 105”), the former home of heritage rocker WFYV-FM.

The new Hot 106.5 “Duval’s Adult R&B” (WHJX-FM) features Clarence Natto as the new Program Director. The first of its kind in the Jacksonville market, Hot 106.5 will entertain listeners with an Urban Gold format featuring core artists like:

Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, The O’Jays and Stevie Wonder.

Listeners can also stream it online at

“This is a great opportunity to serve the Jacksonville community in an area that has been underserved with radio options for a number of years,” said CMG Jacksonville VP and Market Manager Bill Hendrich.  “Our in-depth market research indicates a great need for classic R&B, and we expect this new format to be an unbelievable success with listeners, as well as a unique platform for our valued advertisers.”

Natto joins the station from CMG Atlanta where he was Director of Promotions for KISS 104.1 FM WALR.  “Great talent resides in the stations owned by Cox Media Group and we have been able to tap into that talent bank once again with Clarence,” added Hendrich.  “I had the pleasure of working with Clarence in Orlando when he was at Star 94.5 and have watched him grow his career over the past few years in Atlanta.  I really look forward to having Clarence on our team here in Jacksonville.”