The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that iHeartMedia has appointed Brett Beshore as VP/Market Manager for its four station cluster in Indianapolis.
Beshore joins iHeartMedia from Clear Channel Outdoor where has served as an Indianapolis based Division President since 2011 and Adams & Fairway Outdoor Advertising where he was Region President. Prior to that he served as VP/Market Manager at Clear Channel Hudson Valley, Times-Shamrock Scranton, Cumulus Media Danbury CT, and Sabre Communications Munice IN. He also spent five years as General Sales Manager at Greater Media Philadelphia.
Beshore replaces Brad Polston, who spent a little over one year in the position. iHeart owns Classic Rock “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ, Urban “Real 98.3” WZRL, Alternative “Alt 103.3” WOLT, and Sports “Fox Sports 97.5” 1260 WNDE/97.5 W248AW in Indianapolis.
iHeartMedia announced today that Brett Beshore has been named Market President for Indianapolis, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Indianapolis has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing four 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 Market President, Beshore will oversee iHeartMedia Indianapolis’ four radio station brands and utilize its assets to provide quality programming for listeners as well as work with partners and advertisers to create new revenue opportunities. He will also be responsible for the market’s operations including sales, on-air and digital programming, events and promotion initiatives.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Brett bring his 20 plus years of sales and leadership experience to iHeartMedia Indianapolis,” says Earl Jones, President of iHeartMedia’s Kentucky-Indiana Region. “His understanding of our brands and products, as well as how we can utilize those tools to meet clients’ needs, will help us take the cluster to the next level.”
Beshore joins iHeartMedia Indianapolis from Fairway, where he most recently served as the Region President. He has also previously served in Vice President and Market Manager roles for iHeartMedia, Times-Shamrock Communications and Cumulus Media.
“I’m thrilled to return to iHeartMedia to lead this heritage market,” says Beshore. “iHeartMedia has tremendous brand recognition in the market and a highly talented team. I look forward to delivering results for our advertisers and providing great radio entertainment for our listeners.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Indianapolis 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 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.