iHeartMedia Taps Mark Adams, Dylan Sprague As VPs/CHR; Cara Hahn, Taylor Jukes Named …

Adams, Sprague, Hahn, Jukes

iHEARTMEDIA Chief Programming Officer TOM POLEMAN has introduced that KIOI & KYLD (WILD 94.7)/SAN FRANCISCO and KKRZ (Z100)/PORTLAND PD MARK ADAMS, and WJMN (JAM’N 94.5) & WXKS (KISS 108)/BOSTON VP/Programming DYLAN SPRAGUE have been named VPs/CHR.

Meanwhile, WHTZ (Z100)/NEW YORK APD/MD, WLTW (106.7 LITE FM)/NEW YORK APD, and WKFS (KISS 107.1)/CINCINNATI PD CARA HAHN and WHYI (Y100)/MIAMI PD TAYLOR JUKES are including duties as CHR Brand Coordinators.

In a memo to the workforce, POLEMAN famous, “As VP/CHR, MARK and DYLAN will work intently with our EVPPs and programmers on CHR station strategic plans, oversee CHR customized and format facilities, company-wide instruments and sources, in addition to working with the music business. At the identical time, CARA and TAYLOR can be becoming a member of our format mind belief, specializing in iHEART customized and format middle music rotations and programming technique. 

“MARK and DYLAN are two of probably the most profitable CHR programmers of all time, having led their house stations at KYLD/SF and WXKS/BOSTON to record-breaking rankings over the previous decade. Both are improbable leaders with a wealth of expertise and imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the format. MARK has been a programmer for greater than 25 years throughout a number of codecs in markets together with SAN DIEGO, MILWAUKEE, PORTLAND, HOUSTON, and SAN FRANCISCO. DYLAN has had a equally spectacular observe document in aggressive markets like ATLANTA, BOSTON, KANSAS CITY and DENVER.

ADAMS advised ALL ACCESS, “I’m very grateful to each TOM POLEMAN and (iHEARTMEDIA National Programming Group COO) BRAD HARDIN for his or her management and belief. From our CHR model workforce to each considered one of our programmers, I imagine we’ve the best possible within the business at iHEARTMEDIA. It’s an actual honor to imagine a format management function for this group. I’m additionally thrilled to have such a terrific accomplice in DYLAN, and I’m excited concerning the future for our stations and the format.”

SPRAGUE commented to ALL ACCESS, “The iHEART CHR household is a set of probably the most gifted programmers within the business. It is an honor to steer them, and, alongside MARK ADAMS and our Brand Team, assist information the format into the long run. Many due to TOM POLEMAN and BRAD HARDIN for his or her belief and steerage. Their imaginative and prescient, iHEART’s unimaginable sources and our all-star CHR expertise have us well-positioned as we navigate new challenges and thrilling alternatives forward.”

POLEMAN famous, “TAYLOR and CARA are becoming a member of the workforce, bringing recent views, insights and creativity. Under TAYLOR JUKES’ revolutionary management at Y100 during the last 3 years, rankings have flourished and WHYI has grown from a seventeenth place rating (A25-54) in early 2019, to a constant Top 5 place in 2021. Over the previous few years, CARA has developed into considered one of our smartest rising programmers as APD/MD of Z100 in NEW YORK.  Both will make vital contributions to the continued development of the iHEART CHR platform.”

HAHN commented to ALL ACCESS, “I’m honored to be part of the CHR Brand Team and to be working alongside the very best programmers within the enterprise. I’m excited to work with this workforce to ship a extra unimaginable on-air product for our listeners throughout the nation.”

JUKES advised ALL ACCESS, “It’s an honor to be among the many nice minds on the iHEART CHR Brand workforce, and thrilling to assist form the way forward for Top 40 with this unimaginable group. Thanks MARK, DYLAN and TOM for the chance!”

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