People Moves 5/21: Nick Cattles Returns To ESPN 94.1 Norfolk

ESPN Radio 94.1 WVSP Norfolk Jeff Pants PantridgeMax Media Sports “ESPN Radio 94.1” WVSP Yorktown/Norfolk has announced the return of Nick Cattles to the station to host afternoons from 3-6pm.

Cattles previously held that daypart from 2012-2016 before joining “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM Boston. He replaces Jeff ‘Pants’ Pantridge who was let go by WVSP last week.

ESPN Radio 94.1 (WVSP-FM) Max Media announces the return of Nick
Cattles, to ESPN Radio 94.1. Cattles previously hosted afternoons from 2012-16 and will return as host of “The Nick Cattles Show” from 3-6pm weekdays starting on Monday, June 4th. Listeners can expect a strongly opinionated, interactive show covering the local Hampton Roads sports scene, as well as a unique, local voice on the biggest national sports stories and topics of the day.

“I’m ecstatic to be returning to ESPN Radio 94.1. During my previous run, I feel like I developed a deep a and important connection with the sports fans of the 757, and I look forward to reestablishing and growing it even stronger.” says, Nick Cattles. “A special thanks to the ownership and management team of Max Media for allowing me this opportunity. I can’t wait to get started on Monday, June 4th.”


IHeartMedia Tampa Bay has appointed Russell Robertson as Senior Vice President of Sales. Robertson joins the cluster from its Seattle cluster where he held the same title. He has also served as General Sales Manager for iHeartMedia in San Diego.

iHeartMedia announced today that Russell Robertson has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for Tampa Bay, 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.

Robertson will be responsible for leading a team of talented sales managers and professionals to provide advertising and marketing partners with first-in-class assets designed to help them achieve their marketing goals. Russell will report to Chris Soechtig, Market President for iHeartMedia Tampa Bay.

“I’m thrilled to have Russell join our team”, said Soechtig. “His 10+ years of experience in iHeartMedia’s Pacific Northwest & San Diego Regions coupled with his passion for helping clients grow their business makes him the ideal choice for SVPS in Tampa Bay.”

Russell comes to Tampa from iHeartMedia Seattle, where he most recently served as the SVPS. He also served as the General Sales Manager for KOZ, KGB, KLSD, and Chargers Radio Broadcast for iHeartMedia San Diego.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity I had in Seattle and working with some amazing broadcasters. The opportunity to be in my home state working with the Tampa iHeartMedia team was an opportunity I had to pursue,” said Robertson. “The last 17 years with iHeartMedia has allowed me the chance to work in amazing markets like San Diego, Seattle and now Tampa.  My wife Amanda, my kids Tori and Zack and I are looking forward to settling in and making Tampa home.”     


iHeartMedia Seattle has promoted Mark Glynn to Senior Vice President of Sales for the cluster to fill Russell Robertson’s spot. Glynn had been serving as VP/Sales for 93.3 KUBE, 106.1 KBKS, and Total Traffic and Weather Network in the market.

iHeartMedia announced today that Mark Glynn has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for the Seattle market, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Seattle has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than eight stations comprised of music, talk and sports formats.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Senior Vice President of Sales, Glynn will be responsible for iHeartMedia Seattle’s revenue platform. He will report to Robert Dove, President, Pacific Northwest Region for iHeartMedia.

“Mark has a successful track record in the Seattle market with strong established relationships,” said Dove. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to leverage iHeartMedia Seattle’s iconic station brands and unmatched market reach to build a robust sales strategy.”

Glynn most recently served as a Vice President of Sales for TTWN, KBKS and KUBE in Seattle. He began his career at iHeartMedia Minneapolis and is a graduate of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to lead the sales organization for iHeartMedia Seattle,” said Glynn. “Audio is booming, and iHeartMedia Seattle is in a fantastic position to help advertisers get their messages heard by leveraging their eight iconic radio stations and lineup of superstar influencer talent.”

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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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