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iHEART UPS IVEY TO CHR STRATEGY CHIEF

iHeartMedia has promoted John Ivey to the new position of President of CHR Programming Strategy, effective immediately. He will report to Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia.

 In his new role, Ivey will oversee iHeartMedia’s CHR and RCHR brand formats and work to improve the company’s Top 40 brands in its over 150 markets. In addition, he will continue to guide and develop the company’s roster of CHR programmers and on-air talent, and book artists for events such as the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour and KIIS FM’s Wango Tango. Ivey will also remain in his role of Program Director of iHeartMedia’s KIIS FM.

 “For over 15 years, John has played a key role in the success of our Los Angeles market brands and CHR stations nationwide,” said iHeartMedia President/COO/CFO Rich Bressler. “We’re thrilled that he’s taking an even larger role within our National Programming Group and helping groom our next generation of extremely talented CHR Program Directors and top on-air personalities.”

Ivey is a 40-plus year radio veteran who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Programming, and CHR Brand Manager for iHeartMedia. He joined iHeartMedia Los Angeles in 2001 and has served as Vice President of Programming for the market and Program Director of KYSR FM and KHHT FM.

 “He knows what CHR listeners want to hear and we’re confident he’ll help bring similar success to our stations in other markets,” Poleman said.

 

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