iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Tepper has been named Program Director for KOA 850 AM and 94.1 FM, Colorado’s News, Talk & Sports Station, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Denver has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than eight 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. As Program Director, Tepper will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of KOA, the Rockies Radio Network and Broncos Radio Network and will lead and manage all aspects of the on-air experience, including talent, content, programming, and online presence. He will report to JoJo Turnbeaugh, Region Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Rockies Region.
“We are very excited Dave will be leading our incredible team at KOA,” said Turnbeaugh. “Dave’s track record, vision and leadership is exactly what we need as KOA continues to evolve as Colorado’s, News, Talk and Sports leader.”
Tepper joins Denver from Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 & 950, where he most recently served as the Program Director and Operations Manager for the KSE Radio cluster that also included KXKL and KIMN. He also served as the Operations Manager for NRG Media in Omaha, Nebraska overseeing KOZN 1620 the Zone and News Talk 1290 KOIL, while spending a season as Studio Coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs NFL Radio Network for Cumulus in Overland Park, Kansas; after his first Program Director opportunity at KFNC ESPN 97.5 FM and KGOW Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560AM in Houston, TX. His previous experience also includes hosting sports talk in Houston and Austin, TX after getting started in radio at KLSX and KABC in Los Angeles, CA.
“I’m thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to take the legendary KOA brands to new heights, including the game-changing chance to work with the Broncos, Rockies and Colorado Buffaloes radio networks,” said Tepper. “My proud journey that includes working with a variety of sports and talk formats, talents and sports radio networks has prepared me for this unique and once in a lifetime step.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Denver 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 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.