Paul Rothfuss Named IHeartMedia Roanoke/Lynchburg Market President
iihOn the heels of Chuck Peterson’s promotion to Area President adding oversight of iHeartMedia’s Roanoke/Lynchburg stations to Harrisonburg and Winchester, the company has promoted Paul A. Rothfuss to Market President.
Rothfuss has served as General Sales Manager of those clusters for the past five years. He has also served as GSM for Forever’s “Froggy” Country stations based in Steubenville OH.
iHeartMedia announced today that Paul A. Rothfuss has been named Market President for the Roanoke-Lynchburg market, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Roanoke-Lynchburg has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing five music format stations
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Market President, Rothfuss will be responsible for leveraging iHeartMedia Roanoke-Lynchburg’s radio station brands and assets to provide quality programming as well as creating new revenue opportunities. In addition, he will spearhead all aspects of the market’s operations including sales, programming, digital, events and promotion initiatives. Rothfuss will report to Chuck Peterson, newly named Area President of iHeartMedia’s Roanoke-Lynchburg, Harrisonburg and Winchester markets.
“We are thrilled to have Paul lead the Roanoke-Lynchburg market,” said Dave Carwile, President of iHeartMedia Virginia/Carolina Region. “Paul was the first to raise his hand when the market president position posted. He’s a proven leader who consistently displays big thinking and has a solid track record of sales leadership. We’re excited about the future of our sales and programming teams under Paul’s leadership and direction.”
Rothfuss is elevated to Market President after serving as general sales manager in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market for the past five years. He also served as the general sales manager for the FROGGY-FM Network in Steubenville, OH. Rothfuss began his career at WTCB in Columbia, SC and is a graduate of Gettysburg College.
“iHeartMedia Virginia/Carolina region is committed to growing its markets with the personnel and cutting-edge technology required to win in today’s competitive environment,” said Rothfuss. “I am excited and proud to lead the market and thrilled to keep serving in the Blue Ridge region. Together, we will continue to raise the bar on delivering successful marketing solutions for our clients and serving our community.”