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iHeartMedia St. Louis Names AJ SVP/Programming

AJ iHeartMedia SVPP St. Louis Richmond Norfolk Q94 WRVQ Mix 98.1 Z107.7 KSLZ Wild 104.9 KBWXThe man known simply as AJ is transferring to St. Louis as Senior VP Programming for iHeartMedia.

AJ has been with iHeart since 2012 most recently as SVP Programming of the company’s Norfolk and Richmond VA clusters and PD of CHR “Q94” 94.5 WRVQ and AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM Richmond.. He also has programmed CHR’s “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse and “Kiss 106.7” WKGS Rochester NY. His career also included thirteen years at Cumulus’ 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre PA where he hosted nights, mornings, and afternoons at various times and six years as Program Director.

In St. Louis, AJ will oversee Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD, Classic Hip-Hop “100.3 The Beat” KMJM, Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU, Rhythmic CHR “Wild 104.9” KBWX, CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ, and Gospel “Hallelujah 1600” KATZ.

iHeartMedia St. Louis announced today that A.J. has been named Senior Vice President of Programming, effective August 15. iHeartMedia St. Louis has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — including KSLZ-FM (CHR), KSD-FM (Country), KLOU- FM (Classic Hits), KMJM-FM (Throwback Hip Hop and R&B), KBWX-FM (Rhythmic CHR), KATZ (Gospel), and HDSKLOU-FM (Christian Contemporary) – and produces legendary marquee events including the Bull Float Trip produced by KSD-FM and Sista Strut produced by KMJM-FM and KATZ-FM
iHeartMedia’s success is built on its unmatched portfolio of talent and as one of iHeartMedia’s rising stars, A.J. will work closely with Beth Davis, Region President in the Central Division to oversee all programming in St. Louis.

As a member of iHeartMedia since April 2012, A.J. previously served as the Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Richmond and Norfolk market. Also during his tenure A.J. managed programming for multiple stations in New York including WWHT-FM in Syracuse and WKGS-FM in Rochester in addition to supervising WKKF-FM in Albany, WBNW-FM in Binghamton, and WJJS-FM in Roanoke, Virginia. Prior to joining iHeartMedia, A.J. held various leadership roles with WBHT Wilkes-Barre over the course of thirteen years.

“A.J.’s talent, initiative and positive energy continues to bring programming teams together, allowing each member to achieve their talent potential,” said Beth Davis, Region President. “Because of his style, AJ has a winning track record and I’m thrilled to have A.J. lead our programming team in St. Louis.”

“I am so excited to lead the super-talented team in St. Louis and join the ranks of the incredible programmers who have called our market in St. Louis HOME,” said A.J., SVP of Programming in St. Louis. “I look forward to hitting the ground running on day one to achieve even more market success. I am absolutely thrilled to have been given this opportunity and want to send a huge thanks to senior leadership for their insight and support during my time with iHeartMedia and to Beth Davis and Greg Chance for welcoming me into the St. Louis Region family.”

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet throughout the St. Louis region. Its radio brands and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all- in-one streaming music and live radio service.

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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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