Chris Tyler Joins WZLX Boston As Program Director

100.7 WZLX Boston Chris Tyler WMMSNew iHeartMedia acquisition 100.7 WZLX Boston has named Chris Tyler as Program Director.

Tyler joins WZLX from iHeartMedia Cleveland where he has programmed CHR “96.5 Kiss-FM” WAKS, Alternative “99X” W256BT, and Rock 100.7 WMMS since January 2014. He previously served as SVP/Programming for the company’s Providence RI cluster where he also programmed Rock 94.1 WHJY. He previously worked in Boston on-air and later as APD/MD and then PD of iHeart’s Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN and CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM.

Tyler supplants Mike Thomas, who moved to Beasley Media with Sports “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM.

iHeartMedia Boston has announced that Chris Tyler has been named Program Director of Classic Rock WZLX effective immediately.

“I am excited to bring Chris back to Boston to program WZLX,” said Dylan Sprague, SVP/Programming, iHeartMedia Boston Region. “His knowledge and experience in the format, exceptional leadership and vision and maybe most importantly, his knowledge of Boston and its legendary radio brands, uniquely qualify him to lead this heritage station and its iconic personalities.”

Tyler most recently served as Program Director for iHeartMedia Cleveland at WMMS and WAKS (KISS-FM). He began his radio career at WPRO-FM in Providence, RI. Tyler then spent time with WJMN (JAM’N) and WXKS (KISS 108) in Boston, followed Program Director of WHJY and as SVP/Programming in Providence.

“I can’t think of a better way to commemorate my 20th year with iHeartMedia than by returning home to program the legendary WZLX!,” said Tyler. “I’ve been a huge fan of WZLX and its incredible airstaff for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get started rockin’ Boston.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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