iHeartMedia announced today that Don Pollnow has been named Market President, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Wichita has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing four stations comprised of Country, Contemporary Hit Radio, Alternative and Soft Adult Contemporary formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Market President, Pollnow will be responsible for leveraging iHeartMedia Wichita’s radio station brands and assets to provide quality programming as well as creating new revenue opportunities. In addition, he will lead all aspects of the market’s operations including sales, programming, digital, events and promotion initiatives. Pollnow will report to Taylor Walet, Region President for iHeartMedia Omaha.
“We are very fortunate to have the leadership of such an accomplished industry veteran,” said Walet. “Don has such an extensive track record and we look forward to his superb leadership and influence that he will bring to the table as iHeartMedia Wichita builds on its many past successes.”
Pollnow joins iHeartMedia Wichita from Cumulus Media, where he most recently served as Vice President and Market Manager in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He also previously held successful general management positions for leading markets in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Little Rock, Arkansas; Topeka, Kansas and Stevens Point in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pollnow began his radio career as an account executive for KMGA in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a graduate of Columbia College in Missouri.
“I am thrilled to return to the great state of Kansas,” said Pollnow. “I would like to thank iHeartMedia for this amazing opportunity and I am fired up and look forward to motivating and leading the passionate and experienced sales and programming professionals in Wichita.”