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KLOU PD Dave Adams Moves To Tucson as SVP/Programming

103.3 KLOU St. Louis Dave Adams iHeartMediaDave Adams, Program Director for iHeartMedia Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU and Christian AC “Up 103.7” K279AQ/KLOU-HD2 St. Louis is transferring to Tucson as Senior VP of Programming for the company’s seven station cluster.

Adams will oversee programming for Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY, CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ, Country “97.1 The Bull” KYWD, Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT, News/Talk 790 KNST and 1450 KTZR, and Tejano “Tejano 1600” KXEW. Adams joined KLOU in January 2015 after four years programming Classic Hits “Oldies 95.7” WRIT and CHR “97.3 Radio Now” WRNW Milwaukee.

iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Adams has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Tucson market, effective October 24. The market cluster includes 93.7 KRQ, My 92.9, Hot 98.3, 97.1 The Bull, Tejano 1600, and news talk brands 790 KNST and the new 1450 KTZR.

Adams 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 Carl Anderson, Market President for iHeartMedia Tucson, and Paul Kelley, Area Senior Vice President of Programming for the Arizona Region.

“It will be my honor to lead the amazing team in Tucson, which is one of the best in the industry,” said Adams. “I can’t wait to build on the tremendous success that they’ve had to this point and continue to take the market to new heights.”

Adams recently served as the Brand Manager for KLOU/KLOU HD-2 for iHeartMedia St. Louis. He also previously programmed iHeartMedia’s WRNW/WRIT in Milwaukee.

“We are excited to add another strong leader to iHeartMedia Tucson,” said Anderson. “Dave brings with him a deep understanding of multi-platform brand execution and strategic programming expertise.”

“Dave has a strong track record of identifying and developing talent, and will be a tremendous asset” said Paul Kelley, Area Senior Vice President of Programming for the Arizona Region. “He has the right experience and demeanor to lead our Tucson team and our powerful brands.”

“What a great hire for the Arizona Region and the Tucson market,” said Steve Geofferies, Executive Vice President of Programming. “Experience, steady hand, and a history of success. I’m looking forward to getting Dave to Tucson.”

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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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