Play Like a Champion!

How Sal Abatemarco uses his competitive side to win at Cox Media Group

“I grew up listening to 102.3 WBAB and now feel very lucky that I get to passionately represent two local stations in Long Island.”

In this Employee Spotlight, meet Sal Abatemarco, National Sales Manager for Cox Media Group.

Hi Sal! Tell us about your background.

Growing up, I have always been a huge sports fan and I played baseball in college — that’s where my competitive drive comes which has helped me in my career.

I have 20 years of experience working in radio and contributed those years to the New York and Long Island markets. For 12 years I served in local sales for CMG Long Island and shortly following I worked for ESPN Radio in New York and received the 2012 Circle of Excellence award. In 2015, I returned to the Long Island market to continue my career in local sales and an open position for National Sales Manager was available. I felt confident that my prior experience prepared me for success in this role and I have a blast representing both 102.3 WBAB and 106.1 BLI.

That’s awesome! Outside of work, how do you like to spend your free time?

Outside of work I enjoy my family and travel as much as I can with my fiancée. In my spare time, I also love traveling and am game for any place with warm weather, great beaches and ice-cold drinks.

Yeah, we hear you. That sounds pretty good to us, too. Thinking about your career, how has Cox supported you in your journey?

My general manager has been a huge supporter and influencer in my career at CMG. His support and confidence in me have inspired me to be my best. I am a big believer in paying it forward and do enjoy taking an active role in mentoring, training and witnessing the growth of new employees.

Special thanks to Sal for letting us get a glimpse of his day to day in this version of our Cox Employee Spotlight. Want to learn more about #LifeatCox? Visit our website.

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