NEW YORK, NY – MAY 13, 2020 – Sun Broadcast Group has announced that they have joined Cox Media Group, Alpha Media, Beasley Media Group, Hubbard Radio, Neuhoff Media and Townsquare Media along with BMI and some of country music’s top songwriters for a radio concert to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief fund. “A Salute to the Songwriters” will feature country music superstar Luke Bryan as a special guest co-host alongside several local hosts throughout the event airing nationwide on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 7PM local time. Proceeds will go directly to the special MusiCares fund created by BMI, ASCAP and SESAC for those affected. For more info, visit

SBG proudly joins “A Salute to the Songwriters” as the exclusive network partner and is offering the benefit concert free to any station on a first come, first serve basis with market exclusivity.

The commercial-free, three-hour concert will be broadcast on more than 100 Country format stations and will feature some of the songwriters behind country music’s biggest hits straight from their living rooms and home studios. The line-up includes Rhett Akins, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander, Luke Dick and Jeff Hyde, Brandon Kinney and Clint Daniels, Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby, Dylan Altman and Wynn Varble.

“We are thrilled to have Sun Broadcast Group join this collective effort to support the talented songwriters who have been deeply affected by COVID-19,” said Tim Clarke, VP of Content and Audience for Cox Media Group. “We hope that increased reach of this special benefit program will shine a brighter spotlight on these creative individuals and raise even more funds to support this community.”

For more information on securing “A Salute to the Songwriters”  in your market, call or email Rich O’Brien at 212-380-9338 or


About Sun Broadcasting Group

Sun Broadcast Group is a national radio network reaching over 250 million listeners through its more than 6,000 affiliates in both English and Spanish-language. With offices in New York City, Boston, Cleveland and Boca Raton, FL, Sun offers ad sales representation, syndication and programming support to producers, hosts and other radio networks nationwide. Its growing program and sales offerings include the Sun Select RADAR® Network, Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock, The Michael Baisden Show, 90s with Alfonso Ribeiro, Express VO, The Jim Brickman Show, MeTV-FM, The Rooster, Country Fried Mix with DJ Sinister and many more.

About Cox Media Group:
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations include 33 market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 award-winning radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps and Gamut; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit