Scripps names David Abel VP/GM of Tulsa Radio Operations

Tue, November 10, 2015 by Valerie Miller

CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has named David Abel as vice president and general manager of the Scripps radio operations in Tulsa, Oklahoma which include KVOO-FM, KHTT-FM, KBEZ-FM, KXBL-FM and KFAQ-AM. Abel will start in his new role on Nov. 23.

“David’s broadcast and digital experience, as well as his strong leadership track record, makes him a great fit with Scripps and our Tulsa team,” said Steve Wexler, vice president of radio for Scripps. “I’m thrilled to welcome him to our company.”

Most recently, Abel was VP/GM for Apex Broadcasting where he managed radio stations in Charleston, South Carolina and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Abel also served as a sales manager for Cox Media Group stations in Greenville, South Carolina, Orlando, Florida, and Birmingham, Alabama. Radio Ink magazine recently named Abel one of the “Best Managers in Radio.”

"I am honored to lead the Tulsa radio team forward and to become part of a broadcast group that shares the same core values I do,” said Abel. “I especially look forward to the opportunities to work closely with our sister TV station, KJRH-TV, to partner on projects that benefit our audiences, our advertisers and the Tulsa community”.

About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media, over-the-top video news service Newsy and weather app developer WeatherSphere. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

Media contact: Valerie Miller, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3023,

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