iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Jill Kempton has been named Program Director for 97.1 WASH-FM, Washington’s Variety of the 80’s, 90’s and Today, effective December 11. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — including HOT 99.5, 97.1 WASH-FM, DC101, 98.7 WMZQ, BIG 100 and 104.7 – and produces legendary marquee events including the iHeartRadio HOT 99.5 Jingle Ball, WMZQ Fest and DC101’s Kerfuffle.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Program Director, Kempton will oversee the station brand’s on-air and digital music programming, as well as the station’s participation in community events and promotions with local businesses. She will report to Jeff Kapugi, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Washington, D.C. Region.
“There’s been a lot of momentum on WASH-FM this year and Jill has been a part of that remotely,” said Kapugi. “Now she gets to build on that here in Washington to dominate the very competitive AC format.”
Kempton comes to the Washington, D.C. Region from WTLW in New York, NY where she most recently served as the Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Imaging Director. She spent her first eight years in radio at WBEB in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of Temple University.
“I’m very excited for this next chapter in my career,” said Kempton. I want to thank everyone involved and I can’t wait to get started working alongside some of the greatest Programming minds in our business.”