iHeartMedia announced today that its National Programming Group has elevated noted programming veteran John Ivey to the new position of President of CHR (Contemporary Hits Radio) Programming Strategy, effective immediately. He will report to Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia.
In his new role, Ivey will oversee iHeartMedia’s CHR and RCHR brand formats and work to improve the company’s Top 40 brands in its over 150 markets. In addition, he will continue to guide and develop the company’s roster of CHR programmers and on-air talent, and book artists for events including the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour and KIIS FM’s Wango Tango. Ivey will also remain in his role of Program Director of iHeartMedia’s KIIS FM, LA’s #1 Hit Music Station.
“For over 15 years, John has played a key role in the success of our Los Angeles market brands and CHR stations nationwide,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for iHeartMedia. “We’re thrilled that he’s taking an even larger role within our National Programming Group and helping groom our next generation of extremely talented CHR Program Directors and top on-air personalities. He will be a valuable resource to Greg Ashlock, President of the iHeartMedia Markets Group and to our Division and Region Presidents.”