IHEARTMEDIA CHARLOTTE NAMES A.J. PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR CHANNEL 96.1 AND 102.9 THE LAKE
Charlotte, NC – January 22, 2018 – iHeartMedia announced today that A.J. has been named Program Director for Charlotte’s Channel 96.1, All the Hits, and 102.9 The Lake, We Play Anything, effective February 12. iHeartMedia Charlotte has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – encompassing more than five stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. A.J. will work with on-air personalities and sales teams to oversee the stations’ day-to-day programming, promotions and digital operations.
“Bringing A.J. to Charlotte is a game changer for the market,” said Meg Stevens, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia. “He is passionate and creative as well as analytical and strategic. He’s the perfect addition to team Charlotte.”
A 20-plus year radio veteran, A.J. most recently served as the Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region and day-to-day Program Director for Z107.7, St. Louis’ No. 1 Hit Music Station, and Hallelujah 1600, Today’s Gospel Hits: St. Louis. He has also held various programming roles in Richmond, VA; Norfolk, VA; Syracuse, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Roanoke, VA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. A.J. attended King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
“After almost two incredible years leading our St. Louis family, I am honored to have been asked to join our Charlotte team and drive the continued growth of Channel 96.1 and 102.9 The Lake,” said A.J. “I am super excited to hit the ground running with Meg Stevens and the other superstar programmers in the building as we maximize brand efforts in 2018 and beyond.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Charlotte market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.