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Sean Strife Named PD at KOSY

Y95.7 KOSY-FM Cedar Rapids Sean StrifeiHeartMedia CHR “Y95.7” KOSY-FM Anamosa/Cedar Rapids IA has named Sean Strife their new Program Director/Midday host.

Strife joins KOSY from iHeartMedia’s Los Angeles cluster where he worked on Ryan Seacrest’s morning show at 102.7 KIIS-FM and on-air at Sports “AM 570” KLAC. Strife has previously worked in Gainesville and West Palm Beach FL.

Strife succeeds Josh Martinez, who was promoted to iHeartMedia’s Dayton OH cluster in late 2016.

iHeartMedia Cedar Rapids announced today that Sean Strife has been named Program Director for Y957 FM, Cedar Rapids’ New Hit Music Station, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Cedar Rapids has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — including 600 WMT, 100.7 The Fox, 96.5 Kiss Country, 800 KXIC, & 1360 KMJM.

iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Strife will work with on-air personalities, sales and the digital team to oversee programming content and music for Y957 FM, one of the fastest growing radio station brands in the Cedar Rapids market and home to the Elvis Duran in the Morning Show.

“Sean was the obvious choice for this role – he brings his major market experience, format knowledge and industry connections with him to help Y957 FM continue its strong growth in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City markets,” said JJ Cook, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Cedar Rapids. “He knows what our listeners want and I know he’ll enjoy his first real taste of winter with the Y957 FM family!”

Previously Strife worked as the Producer for KIIS FM’s On Air With Ryan Seacrest in Los Angeles. He also produced the Jesse Lozano in the Morning show and was an on-air personality for iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ Sports Talk station brand, AM 570 LA Sports – Home of the Dodgers. Strife is originally from Boca Raton, Fl. and began his career in the radio industry in Gainesville and West Palm Beach before moving to LA in 2013.

Y957 FM is a leading media outlet in the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast station; online via its branded digital site; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 95 million registered users.

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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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