Elizabethany Rises To APD/Afternoon Host At Hot 99.5 Washington DC

Hot 99.5 WIHT Washington DCiHeartMedia CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC has promoted night host Elizabethany to Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host.

Elizabethany takes both duties over from Toby Knapp who is moving down the hall to mornings at sister AC 97.1 WASH. She has hosted nights at WIHT since 2013 after previously interning at the station in 2008. In between she worked at Bryan Broadcasting’s “Candy 95.1” KNDE College Station TX and Max Media “Hot 100.5” WVHT Norfolk VA.

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Elizabethany has been named Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Show Host for HOT 99.5, DC’s No. 1 Hit Music Station & Home of “The Kane Show,” effective immediately. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than six 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 Assistant Program Director, Elizabethany will assist in overseeing the station’s on-air and music programming. She will also serve as the afternoon show host, broadcasting weekdays 4 – 7 p.m. through December 31 and 2 – 7 p.m. beginning in January. Elizabethany will report to Rob Kruz, Program Director for HOT 99.5.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Elizabethany in this new role at iHeartMedia Washington D.C.,” said Kruz. “Her energy and creativity both in and out of the studio, combined with a track record of ratings success, makes her the perfect choice to take over afternoons on HOT 99.5!”

Elizabethany has served as the night host and Music Director for HOT 99.5 since 2013. She began her radio career at HOT 99.5 as an intern in 2008. Since then, she spent time at KNDE in College Station, TX and WVHT in Norfolk, VA.

“I thought I had my dream job when I got the night show working among the legends that are Toby Knapp and Kane,” said Elizabethany. “There aren’t words to describe how it feels to take over the legendary afternoon shift on HOT 99.5, my hometown station I grew up listening to!”

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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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