iHeartMedia is shuffling duties for three Phoenix and Tucson staffers.
Rameen Madani moves from Program Director of Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY and APD of CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ to take the APD roles and KMXP and KZZP. Meanwhile Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson David Adams will add day to day programming duties for KMIY.
iHeartMedia’s Arizona Region announced today new programming roles for Reid Spivey, Rameen Madani and David Adams, effective May 3. iHeartMedia Arizona has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 13 stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
Spivey has been named Assistant Program Director and PM drive host for 102.5 KNIX, Today’s Best Country & All Time Favorites, in Phoenix. He previously served as Assistant Program Director for 104.7 KISS FM, The No. 1 Hit Music Station in Phoenix, and MIX 96.9, Today’s Best Music Mix for Phoenix. In his new role, Spivey will work with Lois “Double L” Lewis, Music Director for 102.5 KNIX, and Steve Geofferies, Program Director for the station and Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s West Division.
Madani joins iHeartMedia Phoenix as Assistant Program Director for 104.7 KISS FM and MIX 96.9. He previously served as Assistant Program Director for iHeartMedia Tucson’s 93.7 KRQ, Today’s Hit Music with Johnjay & Rich In The Morning, and Program Director for My 92.9, Tucson’s Variety from the 80s, 90s and Today.
As Assistant Program Directors, Spivey and Madani will assist in the day-to-day operations of their station’s music programming and scheduling of music logs as well as be responsible for all the station’s imaging and branding.
Adams has added duties as Program Director for My 92.9, where he will be responsible for the day-to-day programming operations and work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station’s on-air content, digital footprint and music programming. He will continue to serve as Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson.
“The growth of our team in the Arizona Region is a key aspiration for us,” said Geofferies. “We’re confident that David, Reid and Rameen will all make moves that will grow their career and increase our ratings and revenue in the Arizona Region.”
“This is an example of more homegrown talent developing their careers in the Arizona Region,” said Linda Little, Region President for iHeartMedia’s Arizona Region. “David, Reid and Rameen each bring their own skillset that will be key to our region growth in 2018 and in the future as they continue to grow in their careers with us.”
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