Chuck Knight Joins iHeartMedia As Austin/San Antonio Region Senior VP/Programming
Former “B101” WBEB Philadelphia Program Director Chuck Knight has joined iHeartMedia as Senior Vice President of Programming for their stations in Austin and San Antonio TX.
Knight will be based in San Antonio and will also serve as Program Director of AC “Q101.9” KQXT. He joins iHeart after exiting WBEB in December following 11 years running that station. He has also served as Director of Programming Operations for Saga Communications Columbus.
Former Regional SVP/Programming Brian Gann remains with iHeartMedia as Program Director of News/Talk 1200 WOAI and will work with other spoken word stations within the company.
iHeartMedia announced today that Chuck Knight has been named Region Senior Vice President of Programming for the Austin/San Antonio region, effective April 1. iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 15 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 Region Senior Vice President of Programming, Knight will oversee programming for all stations in the Austin and San Antonio markets and will be the Program Director for Q 101.9. He will report to Matt Martin, Region President for iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio.
“Chuck has an extensively long track record of tremendous success and is an amazingly talented leader and programmer,” said Martin. “We are very excited to have him join our market, steer our brands and continue to develop our team of talented program directors.”
Knight joins the region from WBEB, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he most recently served as the Program Director for 11 years. In addition, he worked as the Program Director for several stations, including WENS, KRNQ and WLXR and was the Director of Programming Operations for Saga Communications in Columbus, Ohio.
“It’s an honor to join the industry-leading iHeartMedia family,” said Knight. “I’m looking forward to learning a lot from the awesome, market-leading teams and great brands in San Antonio and Austin as well as contributing to the regions ongoing success.”
In addition to Knights new elevated role, Brian Gann will continue to serve as the Program Director for 1200 WOAI and will focus on a variety of iHeartMedia’s spoken word stations.