Transition at Mission Media Group

Dec 15, 2010, 13:00 ET from Mission Media Group

HOUSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clancy Woods will step down as President of Mission Media Group, LLC at the end of the year and be replaced by David Gow, the Chairman of Mission Media and Gow Communications, LLC, owner of 1560 The Game AM radio in Houston.  

Mission Media, LLC, which distributes content under the Sporting News Radio ( name, was formed by Woods last year to purchase certain assets from its previous owner, American City Business Journals.  Under Woods' leadership, the company moved the network operating center to Houston, co-locating with 1560 The Game.  The company also brought in new, industry-leading talent including Steve Czaban and Peter Gammons, and hired a national sales team.  "Clancy was instrumental in leading our changes.  With the move to Houston complete and the company re-positioned, Clancy and I both thought the year-end seemed like the right time to make the transition," said Gow.  

Woods said, "Over the last several years, I have had the distinct honor of working with some of the best people in sports media.  Paul Allen had the vision to see how the Sporting News brand could be revitalized and reintroduced to a new generation of sports consumers.  With his guidance and patience, we overcame unique business challenges that would have drowned most other companies.  Whitney Shaw brought the passion and stability of American City Business Journals, which proved that Sporting News could continue to grow and deliver a world class consumer experience through new distribution technologies. 

In the last year and half we have worked tirelessly with our investors to create an innovative and independent company that produces sports media content that is second to none.  Now that our initial goal of creating an independent sports radio network has been accomplished, it is time for me to devote my time to a number of other business interests and leave the next phase of growth for Mission Media Group in the capable hands of our senior management team.  I will remain involved as an advisor, and shareholder, and will continue to be the biggest fan of our people, our products, and our partners."    

About Mission Media Group

Mission Media distributes content under the Sporting News Radio ( name that reaches over four million people each week on a network of 175 terrestrial stations, Sirius Satellite Radio, and a number of digital and mobile partners.

Mission Media is backed by a private investment group with significant experience in media ownership. The investor group includes Steve Webster, co-manager and co-CEO of Avista Capital, Patrick Dugan, vice president and general counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, chairman and CEO of Gow Communications, LLC.


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