Tommy Chuck Returns To Tampa As IHeartMedia SVP/Programming

US 103.5 WFUS Tampa St. Petersburg Tommy ChuckiHeartMedia has promoted Tommy Chuck to Senior Vice President of Programming for its Tampa and Sarasota markets.

Chuck has worked for iHeart since 2000 working his way through Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Orlando before spending 2007-2015 as Program Director of CHR 93.3 WFLZ and Hot AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. He then moved to Washington/Baltimore as PD of CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC and Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore before giving up WPOC and adding those duties at AC 97.1 WASH-FM Washington last year.

In addition to overseeing programming in both markets, Chuck will serve as Program Director of Country “US 103.5” WFUS.

iHeartMedia announced today that Tommy Chuck has been named the Senior Vice President of Programming for the Tampa-Sarasota Area. iHeartMedia has a strong cross-platform presence in Tampa Bay and Sarasota, including a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing 14 stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Area Senior Vice President of Programming, Tommy will work with local programmers to oversee all aspects of on-air and digital programming as well as personalities in the Tampa and Sarasota Markets. Tommy will also serve as the Program Director for US 103.5, Tampa Bay’s No. 1 For New Country. He will report to Sam Nein, Area President for iHeartMedia Tampa Bay.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Tommy back to Tampa!” said Nein. “Tommy is a very passionate and effective leader with a proven track record of winning everywhere he has been.”

Tommy rejoins the Tampa Bay Area from iHeartMedia’s Baltimore/DC Region, where he most recently served as the Program Director for DC’s most listened to radio stations, HOT 99.5 and 97.1 WASH-FM as well as Baltimore’s Country station WPOC-FM. Tommy has worked for iHeartMedia since 2001 serving in programming roles in Chattanooga, TN, Birmingham, AL and Orlando FL, before spending eight years in Tampa FL as Program Director of WFLZ FM.

“My family and I are grateful to once again call Tampa Bay home,”said Chuck. “I am honored to be chosen to lead such legendary brands. I will work hard to make sure the tradition of winning and having fun while doing it continues in Tampa!”

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Tampa Bay Area with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, the leading all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with more than 1.4 billion app downloads and 100 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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