Cox Media Group announced that radio veteran Lorenzo “Ice-Tea” Thomas has been named afternoon drive host for STAR 94.5 in Orlando effective April 4. Thomas is no stranger to CMG where he previously enjoyed success as afternoon host for 99 JAMZ in Miami from 2003-2014. While there, he developed content for the urban-format station and was rated number one in the 18-34 demographic for over four years. His award-winning radio career has spanned markets in Norfolk, Va., Baltimore, Md., and Washington, DC. He has also gained a following as contributing correspondent for Celebrity Page TV, Miami where he conducts interviews on the red carpet,
sports reporting, and voice-over work.


“I’m thrilled to have Lorenzo join CMG Orlando and STAR 94.5,” said Elroy Smith, Director
Branding & Programming for CMG in Orlando and Jacksonville. “I admire his charisma, infinite knowledge of radio, and clever way of communicating with his audience. Lorenzo is commanding, compelling, relatable, social media savvy, content-driven and well-connected, so I am sure there will be a steady parade of celebrities and movers-and-shakers showcased on his afternoon show. Welcome to the team, Ice-Tea!”


“Having the wealth of talent like Lorenzo’s is exactly what we strive for at CMG and we know
that his impact will be felt immediately with the STAR 94.5 community,” added Steve Stewart,
Director of Operations for Orlando Radio.


A native New Yorker, Thomas majored in English and Communications at Virginia State
University. “It’s great to be back with the CMG family,” said Thomas. “I must extend my sincere
thanks to Elroy Smith, Jason Meder VP & GM, Steve Stewart, Chris Eagan, VP of Audience and
Operations, and Rob Babin, SVP, Head of Radio for this great opportunity. I am looking forward
to embracing the Orlando community and taking them on a great ride with Lorenzo rockin’ on
the radio!”

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