John Scott Rises To WQIK Jacksonville Program Director
After over 28 years at iHeartMedia Country 99.1 WQIK Jacksonville, John Scott has ascended to the position of Program Director.
Currently serving as Music Director and morning co-host, Scott has held nearly every on-air and programming position at WQIK during his tenure. He fills the position that had been held by John ‘Catfish’ Richards since April.
HeartMedia announced today that John Scott has been named Program Director for 99.1 WQIK, Jacksonville’s Country, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Jacksonville has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing eight 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, Scott will be responsible for overseeing programming, operations and promotions for 99.1 WQIK. He will report to Gary “Geewiz” Christopher, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Jacksonville.
“We are thrilled to have John transition to Program Director for the number one Country station in Jacksonville, 99.1WQIK,” said Geewiz. “He understands our listeners and brings his passion and extensive knowledge of the market to this role and we know he will continue to contribute to our station’s ongoing success.”
“John is a great asset not only to WQIK but the entire iHeart Jacksonville market,” said Nicky Sparrow, Market President for iHeartMedia Jacksonville. “We are looking forward to John expanding his role as Program Director with his expertise in the Country format.”
Scott is an experienced radio veteran and has been with 99.1WQIK for over 28 years. He most recently served as Music Director for 99.1WQIK and has held several positions within the station, including morning show host, mid-day & afternoon drive jock. He began his career at WJAX-AM/FM as an afternoon drive host.
“In my 29 years at this station, I have learned that WQIK is Jacksonville’s radio station and it truly belongs to our listeners,” said Scott. “I hope to be as good a steward of our station as the legends and Hall-of-Famers before me. To say it’s an honor is an understatement.”