iHeartMedia Rock “98 Rock” 97.9 WXTB Clearwater/Tampa FL has promoted AJ Malone to Program Director.
Malone joined WXTB as Assistant Program Director and midday host in August 2017 from iHeartMedia’s Indianapolis cluster where she served as cluster Production Director and midday host at Alternative “Alt 103.3” WOLT. She also spent a decade at Rock “X101.5” WXSR Tallahassee.
Malone takes the PD reins from Rick Everett, who will continue to focus on his duties as North Florida Regional VP/Programming and Program Director of 101.1 WJRR Orlando.
iHeartMedia Tampa Bay announced today that AJ Malone has been named Program Director for 98ROCK, Tampa Bay’s Rock Station, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Tampa Bay has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 10 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 Program Director for 98ROCK, AJ will be responsible for the station’s music and programming content, as well its personalities and digital extensions. She will report to Tommy Chuck, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tampa Bay.
“As Assistant Program Director, AJ has played a key role in driving great ratings and revenue gains for 98ROCK,” said Chuck. “This upgrade in role and responsibilities is one she has certainly earned!”
AJ has served as Assistant Program Director of 98ROCK since August 2017. Her previous experience includes various roles including Program Director at WXSR-FM in Tallahassee, FL as well as Production Director at WOLT-FM in Indianapolis, IN.
“I am honored to be at the helm of the legendary 98ROCK,” said AJ. “The past seven months have been a dream come true! Thank you to everyone involved for giving me the opportunity to continue to grow my career with iHeartMedia.”