Dave Hill Named iHeartMedia Indianapolis SVP/Programming
iHeartMedia has transferred Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG-FM Fort Lauderdale/Miami Program Director Dave Hill to Indianapolis as Senior Vice President of Programming.
Hill will also serve as Program Director of Classic Rock “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ and Alternative “Alt 103.3” WOLT. Hill joined WBGG-FM in August 2016 after serving as SVP/Programming for the company’s Portland OR cluster. He has also programmed WIYY Baltimore, WQBK/WQBJ Albany and WMRQ Hartford during his career.
Hill fills the opening created by Mike Killabrew’s move to iHeart Washington DC.
iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Hill has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for Indianapolis, effective April 1. In addition, Hill will also serve as Program Director for Q95, Indy’s Classic Rock, and ALT 103.3, Indy’s Alternative.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Senior Vice President of Programming and Program Director for Q95 and ALT 103.3, Hill will work closely with the on-air personalities and programming staff to deliver unique, effective opportunities to reach listeners through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, promotions, personality endorsements and live event integrations. He will also work closely with the iHeartMedia sales teams to provide unique benefits to their advertisers by offering more efficiency and a higher return on investment. He will report to Earl Jones, Region President for iHeartMedia Kentucky/Indiana and Michael Jordan, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Kentucky/Indiana.
“With more than two decades of programming experience, Dave understands the importance of aligning our market-leading on-air, digital content and marketing strategies across all platforms,” said Jones. “His vision and enthusiasm will help our talented team will help us reach the next level as we continue to position our incredible brand and product as a leader in the industry.”
“Dave’s programming knowledge and drive to create unique listener opportunities will be a great asset to iHeartMedia Indianapolis,” said Jordan. “His ability to link our national capabilities to our local assets gives us a huge competitive advantage when it comes to driving ratings, revenue and connecting with our listeners.”
Hill has more than 20 years of experience in the radio industry, most recently serving as Program Director for iHeartMedia’s BIG 105.9 in Miami, Florida. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Portland. He began his career at Talk Radio 640 WGST in Atlanta, Georgia and is a graduate of Georgia State University.
“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of some amazing brands throughout my career and I can’t wait to get things rolling with these legendary call letters,” said Hill. “I look forward to working very closely with ‘The Bob & Tom Show’ and our tremendously talented team to ensure continued growth and success in Indianapolis!”