Jimmy Steal Exits KPWR/KDAY To Join WTMX Chicago As VP/Brand & Content
Hubbard Radio Chicago has announced the appointment of Jimmy Steal as Vice President of Branding & Content for Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX.
Steal joins WTMX after 20 years in Los Angeles overseeing Rhythmic CHR “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR and later Classic Hip-Hop 93.5 KDAY for Emmis and then Meruelo Media. He also served as Vice President of Programming and National Digital Program Director for Emmis until KPWR’s sale in 2017. He has also served as Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel Dallas and Program Director of “Q102” 101.9 WKRQ Cincinnati during his career.
Steal fills the opening created by the exit of Mary Ellen Kachinske in November.
At KPWR/KDAY Music Director Emmanuel ‘E-man’ Coquia will serve as Interim Program Director.
Hubbard Radio Chicago’s Vice President Market Manager, Jeff England, announced today the appointment of Jimmy Steal as Vice President of Brand and Content WTMX (101.9 THE MIX). Steal comes to Hubbard Radio Chicago from Meruelo Media Los Angeles, where he served for the past year and a half as Vice President of Programming for rhythmic CHR KPWR (Power 106) and classic hip-hop KDAY (93.5) Los Angeles. Prior to that, Steal spent 18 years with Emmis Los Angeles where he held the titles of Power 106 LA Program Director, Emmis National Digital Program Director and Emmis Vice President of Programming. Jimmy’s career includes Director of Programming and Operations for Clear Channel Dallas. Steal also held programming positions at WKRQ Cincinnati and WXXL Orlando.
Steal says, “After my extended successful run at Power 106 LA I’m thrilled to be taking on the roll of VP of Brand and Content for WTMX in Chicago. I would like to thank Meruelo Media COO Otto Padron and my entire Power 106/KDAY team for the many years of amazing record-breaking radio! I’m so looking forward to being at Hubbard Radio, working in their biggest market, for Jeff England, Drew Horowitz, Greg Strassell, Mega-star Eric Ferguson and the entire WTMX staff!”
England added, “We are thrilled to have Jimmy Steal join our outstanding Programming team at Hubbard Radio Chicago as Vice President of Brand and Content WTMX. Jimmy is a tested and proven winner in one of the most competitive markets in the country. His talent and leadership will further enhance our market leading performance at 101.9 The MIX home of the Eric in the Morning Show.”