Josh Martinez Rises To WKFS Program Director
iHeartMedia CHR “Kiss 107.1” WKFS Milford/Cincinnati OH has promoted Josh Martinez from APD/MD/Night Host to Program Director.
Martinez joined WKFS last year from sister “Channel 99.9” WCHD Dayton and Country “B94.5” WYDB Englewood where he served as Program Director. He has also programmed CHR “Hot 95.7” KOSY Cedar Rapids and worked on-air in Des Moines since starting his career at WKTU New York.
Martinez fills the opening created by Bo Matthews exit last year.
iHeartMedia announced today that Josh Martinez has been named Program Director for Kiss 107.1, Cincinnati’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Cincinnati has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than seven 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 Program Director, Josh will be responsible for all aspects of programming for Kiss 107.1. He will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station’s on-air content, digital footprint and music programming. Martinez will report to Scott Reinhart, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Cincinnati.
“We knew this was the right time to promote Josh Martinez to Program Director,” said DJ Hodge, Market President for iHeartMedia Cincinnati. “Since the time he arrived, he has made significant inroads to improve both the trajectory of the station and our ability to successfully engage with our growing audience. The future is very bright for both Josh and Kiss 107.1.”
Martinez most recently served as the Assistant Program Director and Music Director for Kiss 107.1. He also served as the Program Director for stations in Dayton and Cedar Rapids and as a Music Director in Des Moines. He began his career at 103.5 KTU in New York and is a graduate of the CSB School of Broadcasting in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.
“I’m excited and humbled to be given the opportunity to take the reigns as PD,” said Martinez. “Much love to everyone at the station for entrusting me with this gig. I’m excited to further connect with the community and continue to take the station to new heights.”