Joey Brooks Tabbed As iHeartMedia SVP/Programming Of Hartford/New Haven
iHeartMedia has promoted Joey Brooks to Senior Vice President of Programming for its Hartford and New Haven CT properties.
Brooks returns to Hartford from Miami where he served as Program Director of Hot AC “93.9 MIA” WMIA-FM and APD of CHR “Y100” WHYI. He previously worked in Hartford as APD/MD of CHR “Kiss 95.7” WKSS from 2002-2006 and has also worked at WXKS Boston, WIOQ Philadelphia, and CHUM-FM Toronto in his career.
Brooks succeeds Dave Symonds in overseeing the two markets.
iHeartMedia announced today that Joey Brooks has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Hartford and New Haven markets, effective October 1. iHeartMedia Connecticut has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 9 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 Senior Vice President of Programming, Brooks will be responsible for the development of local programming strategies, including overseeing on-air content, digital strategy, music programming and on-air personalities. He will report to Steve Honeycomb, President, iHeartMedia, Hartford Region.
“Joey’s experience of leadership, drive and passion for radio will be an amazing addition to our iHeartMedia teams in Hartford and New Haven,” said Steve Honeycomb, President of iHeartMedia’s Hartford Region. “There is no doubt that Joey will take our nine market-leading radio brands to the next level as we continue to provide the best entertainment for our listeners.”
Brooks joins the iHeartMedia Connecticut market from iHeartMedia Miami, where he served as Program Director for 939 MIA, Variety From the 80s, 90s and Today! and Assistant Program Director for Y100, Miami’s #1 Hit Music Station. He also served as the Music Director for CHUM Toronto from 2009-2012, Assistant Program Director at iHeart’s WIOQ (Q102) Philadelphia from 2006-2009, and started his career as Air Personality for iHeart’s KISS 108 Boston in 2001. In Hartford, he worked at WKSS (KISS 95.7) serving as Assistant Program Director, Music Director, and Air Personality from 2002-2006. Joey is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to come back to Connecticut and help lead such an amazing group of legendary stations that are full of heritage and great talent,” said Brooks. “iHeartMedia Connecticut has established an amazing track record of delivering great programming to our community and having fun while doing it. I can’t wait to get started.”