iHeartMedia Promotes Doc Wynter To EVP/Urban Hip-Hop Strategy
iHeartMedia has created a new position for Doc Wynter in its National Programming Group.
Wynter, who currently serves as Program Director for “Real 92.3” KRRL Los Angeles and oversees the company’s Urban formatted stations across the country as Senior Vice President of Urban Programming, will gain the new title of Executive Vice President of Urban/Hip-Hop Programming Strategy. Wynter has been with the company and its predecessors since 1989.
iHeartMedia announced today that its National Programming Group has elevated renowned programming veteran Doc Wynter to the new position of Executive Vice President of Urban/Hip-Hop Programming Strategy, effective immediately. He will report to Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia.
In his new role, Wynter will continue to oversee iHeartMedia’s Urban and Hip-Hop brand formats and work to improve the company’s Urban brands in its over 150 markets. In addition, he will continue to guide and develop the company’s roster of Urban and Hip-Hop programmers and on-air talent, and book artists and produce events for iHeartMedia including REAL 92.3’s The REAL Show. Wynter will also remain in his role of Program Director of iHeartMedia’s REAL 92.3, LA’s Home for Hip Hop.
“No one understands Urban and Hip-Hop programming like Doc and we’re thrilled he’s expanding his role leading iHeartMedia’s programming strategy for those key formats,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for iHeartMedia. “He’s been instrumental in launching several of our Urban and Hip-Hop stations nationwide and we’re excited for him to be even more hands-on with all of our Urban brands in our over 150 markets.”
Wynter will celebrate 29 years with iHeartMedia in January and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Urban Programming and Urban Brand Manager for the company. He began overseeing the company’s urban radio stations in late 1999 and has launched several well-known iHeartMedia brands, such as Power 105.1 FM in New York City, REAL 92.3 in Los Angeles, V101.5 in Jacksonville and The Beat in cities that include Houston, Miami, Tampa and Nashville. Wynter has worked closely with national radio personalities The Breakfast Club, Big Boy, Steve Harvey and Keith Sweat. He will also continue to program and manage all Urban and Urban AC content for iHeartRadio Custom stations, including The Beat, All My Jamz and more. In 2017, he was named to Radio Ink’s Best Program Directors in America list and Billboard’s first-ever Hip-Hop Power Players list.
“Urban radio has been my passion for as long as I can remember,” said Wynter. “Having worked with iHeartMedia for almost three decades, I know we have some of the best programmers and on-air personalities in radio. I can’t wait to help our Region and Market Presidents provide their local Urban and Hip-Hop music fans with one-of-a-kind listening experiences that only a company like iHeartMedia can create.”