iHeartMedia announced today that Mike Killabrew has been named Director of Rock Programming for BIG 100 and DC101, effective April 1.
iHeartMedia Washington D.C. has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six 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 Director of Rock Programming, overseeing the programming of BIG 100 and DC101, Killabrew will be responsible for both stations’ music and programming content, as well their personalities and digital extensions. He will report to Jeff Kapugi, Region Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Washington and Baltimore.
“I am excited to have Mike Killabrew join iHeartMedia Washington D.C. to lead our iconic rock brands, BIG 100 and DC101,” said Kapugi. “Along with his impressive tenure of experience with iHeartMedia, Mike has an unparalleled passion and energy for the rock formats that will elevate and impact our brands from day one.”
With nearly 20 years of programming experience for iHeartMedia, Killabrew joins the Washington D.C. market from iHeartMedia Indianapolis where he served as the Senior Vice President of Programming for Q95, Alt 1033, Fox Sports 975 and Real 983. Throughout his career he has also overseen programming and brand management for stations including ALT 1063 and 1460 KXNO in Des Moines, Iowa and 98 ROCK, 95.3 WDAE and WHNZ in Tampa, Florida.
“I’m excited to join the outstanding programming team at iHeartMedia Washington D.C. and I look forward to working with ‘The Elliot In The Morning’ crew and the amazing talent on DC 101 and BIG 100,” said Killabrew. “These spectacular brands have defined rock in D.C. for decades!”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Washington D.C. 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 2 billion app downloads and 125 million registered users.