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Carson Takes Afternoons At KKRZ & KPWK

Power 93.3 KUBE 104.9 The Brew KKBW Alt 102.9 Now KYNW 106.1 Kiss-FM iHeartMedia SeattleTodd ‘Carson’ Zarnitz has been named afternoon host at a pair of iHeartMedia CHRs.

Carson will host afternoons at “Z100” KKRZ Portland and “Power 93.3” KPWK Seattle starting February 15. He has been hosting weekends at the other “Z100“, WHTZ New York as well as “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia and “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington in recent years while working in the sales department of iHeartMedia Philadelphia since 2010. He previously has worked on-air at KRBE Houston, “95.3 Party” WPYO Orlando, WFLZ Tampa, WKRZ Scranton, and WBHV State College.

iHeartMedia announced today that Todd “Carson” Zarnitz has been named the Afternoon Drive personality for Z100, Portland’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, and Power 93.3, Seattle’s New No. 1 For Hit Music, effective February 15. 

iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Carson will make local listeners’ commutes more enjoyable with his fresh take on pop culture and his unique sense of humor while playing hit music from popular artists.

“We are excited to add Carson to our teams here in Portland and Seattle,” said Tim Herbster, Senior Vice President of Programming of the Pacific Northwest Region for iHeartMedia. “His passion, enthusiasm and wealth of experience will be a great addition to help us grow Z100 and Power 93.3.”

Carson served as the weekend personality at WHTZ in New York City, WIOQ in Philadelphia and WIHT in Washington, D.C. He also worked as an on air personality for radio stations in Tampa, Orlando and Houston, and worked for more as an Account Executive.

“I couldn’t be happier that Carson has decided to join us in dominating the northwest between Portland and Seattle. This unique position will be well served by his experience, passion and drive – literally because he’ll be spending a lot of time commuting between the two markets!” Justin Riley, Program Director for Power 93.3.

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Portland and Seattle markets. Its 15 radio station 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 – with its more than a billion downloads and 95 million registered users.

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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