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Zac Davis Moves To Richmond As iHeart SVP/Programming

Zac Davis iHeartMedia Richmond Q94 Big 98.5 XL102 Mix 98.1iHeartMedia has promoted Zac Davis to SVP/Programming for its Richmond VA stations.

Davis comes to Richmond from iHeartMedia’s Hartford/New Haven CT cluster where he programmed CHR’s “95.7 Kiss-FM” WKSS and “KC 101” 101.3 WKCI. He has also worked as SVP/Programming for the company’s Myrtle Beach SC cluster where he also programmed Country “Gator 107.9” WGTR-FM.

In Richmond, Davis will oversee CHR “Q94” 94.5 WRVQ, Classic Rock “96.1 The Planet” W241AP, AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM, Country “Big 98.5” W253BI, Alternative “XL 102” 102.1 WRXL, Urban “106.5 The Beat” WBTJ, Sports “Fox Sports 910” WRNL, and News/Talk 1140 WRVA. He fills the spot vacated by AJ’s move to St. Louis for the same duties.

iHeartMedia announced today that Zac Davis has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Richmond market, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Richmond has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing radio station brands Q94, 96.1 The Planet, Mix 98.1, BIG 98.5, XL 102, 106.5 The Beat, FOX Sports 910 and News Radio 1140 – and produces legendary marquee events including XL102 BIG Field Day, the 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon and Miracle on Broad Street.

Davis will work closely with program directors, on-air personalities and sales to oversee on-air, digital and music programming for the radio station brands and their local events. He will report to Rick Green, Market President for iHeartMedia Richmond.

“iHeartMedia’s team in Richmond is one of the finest in the industry with great brands that dominate the Virginia landscape, and I can’t wait to continue on an upward trajectory with these eight amazing stations,” said Davis. “Much appreciation to Rick Green, Jeff Wyatt and Meg Stevens for this special opportunity, and to Dave Symonds, Jon Zellner and Steve Honeycomb for the valuable experience I gained at iHeartMedia Connecticut.”

Davis previously worked as the Program Director for CHR stations WKSS-FM and WKCI-FM for iHeartMedia Hartford / New Haven, CT. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Programming, Program Director and morning on-air personality for Country station Gator 107.9 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Davis has also worked at stations in Raleigh, NC; Denver, CO; Modesto / Stockton, CA; Greensboro, NC; Melbourne, FL; and Salt Lake City, UT. He began his career at Florida State University’s WWLD-FM in Tallahassee, FL.

“I’m thrilled that Zac is joining our great programming team,” said Green. “Zac is a proven leader with great success in a diversity of formats which makes him a great fit for our eight station cluster in Richmond.”

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet throughout the Richmond 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 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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