Jeff Cage Promoted To iHeartMedia St. Louis Region SVP/Programming & KKDM Des Moines PD
iHeartMedia has announced the promotion of Jeff Cage to Region Senior Vice President of Programming for its St. Louis Region upon the forthcoming exit of Greg Chance.
Cage, who like Chance will be based in Des Moines, will oversee all of iHeart’s programming in St. Louis and Springfield MO and Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities IA. He will also serve as Senior VP/Programming for the Des Moines market and be Program Director of CHR “107.5 Kiss-FM” KKDM.
Cage has spent the past fifteen years with iHeartMedia Little Rock where he currently serves as Program Director of CHR “Hot 94.9” KHKN and Rock “100.3 The Edge” KDJE. He also spent six years at 105.9 KLZR Lawrence KS earlier in his career.
iHeartMedia announced today that Jeff Cage has been named Region Senior Vice President of Programming for its St. Louis Region, effective immediately. iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 33 stations in Missouri and Iowa 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, Cage will be responsible for spearheading programming, promotions and digital strategies for radio brands in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri as well as Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa. He will also serve as Senior Vice President of Programming for the Des Moines market and Program Director for 107.5 KISS FM (KKDM-FM). Cage will report to Derrick Martin, Region President for iHeartMedia St. Louis, and Joel McCrea, Area President for iHeartMedia Des Moines.
“Jeff has done a tremendous job helping our radio stations in Little Rock become the go-to destination for listeners,” said Martin. “We’re very excited to bring his programming and leadership expertise to St. Louis to work with our talented team of Program Directors and to ensure we’re sharing the music, news and moments that matter most to Missouri and Iowa residents.”
Cage joins iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region from iHeartMedia Little Rock where he spent fifteen years and recently served as the Program Director of HOT 94.9, All The Hits, and 100.3 The Edge, Arkansas’ Rock Station. He is a graduate of The University of Kansas.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region and the Des Moines market,” said Cage. “I’ve been a fan of these stations for years. This is an incredible opportunity to work with top-rated heritage stations, passionate veteran talent and a dedicated staff of programmers and personalities.”