Short History of The Cromwell Group, Inc.
d/b/a Cromwell Radio Group
Cromwell Group, Inc.- is a privately held company with its corporate
office in Nashville, Tennessee. The company manages affiliates
operating 23 radio stations (6 AM and 17 FM) in five markets (Decatur
(5), Effingham (3), Mattoon (3), Vandalia (2), Owensboro/Tell
City (7), Nashville (3), in four states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
In its history,
Cromwell Group affiliates have owned/operated 35 radio stations.
The company began in 1969 when Bayard H. Walters applied to the
Federal Communications Commission for permission to construct
a new AM radio station in Hawesville, Kentucky. From that station,
which went on the air in November, 1972, we have grown by building
new stations from scratch (15) or buying underdeveloped stations
and improving the facilities by increasing power and performance.
The original station is still owned and operated by Cromwell Group.
In total, we have built, or improved 35 stations and consulted
with others for their improvements.
to the current markets, CGI developed stations in Terre Haute,
Indiana (1977 - 1981), Lexington, Kentucky (1981 - 1988), and
Peoria, IL (1985 - 2001). In these instances the stations became
leaders in their markets before being transferred.
Illinois and Tennessee markets became part of the group in 1989
and 1990. Since that time, as federal laws have permitted, the
number of stations in each of our markets has been expanded to
three or more. It is our intention to attempt to increase our
exposure in each market to the extent the law allows to insure
increasing opportunity as our competition and technology changes.
company employs approximately 160 people full and part-time. You
are welcome to visit any of our stations in any of our markets.
The WELCOME mat is always out.
Group, Inc. and Affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers.