Cox Media Group announced the promotion of Wanda Patterson, longtime radio personality and the current producer of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show/on-air. Wanda will become the music director of WOKV -HD2 (HOT 99.5) in Jacksonville. In addition to her current duties, Wanda will hold the title of the local producer of the newly added “DeDe In The Morning” show for sister station, WJGL-HD2 (Power 106.1). Wanda has been one of the most dedicated employees at CMG-Jacksonville for the last four years. Her dedication and commitment to excellence, have resulted in her being promoted to the title of music director.

“I’m thrilled for Wanda, who’s such a smart, insightful, professional, and dedicated team member,” said Elroy Smith, Director of Branding & Programming for CMG in Orlando & Jacksonville. “In the last six months working closely with Wanda, I could not wait for this day to inform her that her hard work and commitment to CMG-Jacksonville have not gone unnoticed. She knows the audience of HOT 99.5 well, and I cannot wait to see Wanda’s brilliance enhance the direction and growth of HOT 99.5.”

Wanda Patterson is equally excited about her new role. “I’m extremely excited to be working for CMG Jacksonville in this new capacity, and especially under the leadership of Jules Riley and

Elroy,” Wanda said. “With their guidance, we’re going to do great things together, and I’m looking forward to it!