iHeartMedia Appoints New Region Presidents In Detroit & Philadelphia

iHeartMedia iHeart iHeartCommunicationsiHeartMedia has announced that Detroit Region President Nick Gnau will relocate to the same position in Philadelphia, while Paul Corvino takes his former position.

Gnau has served as Region President in Detroit since 2016 after serving as Detroit Market President from 2012-2016. He has been with the company for over 25 years previously serving as Market Manager in Dayton and Lima OH. He supplants Rich Lewis, who segues to the new role of Vice President of Multi-Market Partnerships for the company.

Corvino joins iHeartMedia from Clear Channel Outdoor Americas where he was Midwest Region President. He has also worked for AOL, the New York Times and Cablevision Systems in his career. The Detroit region includes Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Muskegon MI and Toledo OH.

iHeartMedia announced today that Paul Corvino has been named Region President for iHeartMedia Detroit and Nick Gnau has been named Region President for iHeartMedia Philadelphia, effective immediately. Gnau and Corvino will report to Tom McConnell, President of iHeartMedia’s East Division.

iHeartMedia Detroit and iHeartMedia Philadelphia both have strong cross-platform presence market-wide and include a number of powerful and iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — across stations with music, talk and news formats. As Detroit Region President, Corvino will work with the programming, business and sales teams for all station brands in Detroit to oversee on-air and digital programming as well as create new business and revenue opportunities. Gnau will have the same responsibilities for iHeartMedia’s market-leading radio station brands in Philadelphia.

“Nick and Paul are great leaders with successful track records and who have done an extraordinary job for us across multiple markets and platforms,” said McConnell. “Their vast experience and proven leadership and performance results have shown that they are the perfect candidates to continue to further accelerate growth and innovation across these regions.”

Gnau has been with iHeartMedia for over 25 years and most recently served as Region President for iHeartMedia Detroit, where he oversaw the Detroit, Grand Rapids, Toledo and Muskegon, Michigan markets. His background also includes serving as a Regional Market Manager and Vice President in a variety of markets including Dayton, Lima and Marion in Ohio. Gnau is a board member for Detroit Radio Advertising Group and is part of the Ad Council Local Advisory Board.

Corvino joins iHeartMedia Detroit from Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he most recently served as Regional President for its Midwest Region. He brings over 25 years of executive management experience to his new role, including positions at AOL, the New York Times and Cablevision Systems. Corvino was also the founder and president of C2MediaSales.com, an advertising, sponsorship and business development organization.

In addition, iHeartMedia announced that Rich Lewis will transition to the role of Vice President of Multi-Market Partnerships, lending his executive leadership and expertise to iHeartMedia’s Multi-Market Partnerships/Total Traffic & Weather Network team and reporting to Julie Donohue, Senior Vice President of Multi-Market Partnerships.

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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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