Sara Jean Named KESZ/KYOT Assistant Program Director
iHeartMedia has announced that “98.1 Kiss-FM” KISC Spokane Digital Director/Programming Assistant/midday host Sara Jean is transferring to Phoenix as Assistant Program Director of Variety Hits “95.5 The Mountain” KYOT and AC “99.9 KEZ” KESZ.
Jean will also host 6-8pm on KESZ. She comes to Phoenix after spending her entire career in Spokane. She joined iHeartMedia in 2014 after previously working on-air and in promotions for Citadel and Mapleton’s clusters.
iHeartMedia announced today that Sara Jean has been named Assistant Program Director for 99.9 KEZ, The Valley’s 80’s To Now Variety, and 95.5 The Mountain, We Play Everything in Phoenix, effective October 21. In addition, Sara Jean will also serve as the new Late Afternoon Host for 99.9 KEZ and will broadcast weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Assistant Program Director, Sara Jean will assist with overseeing the day-to-day operations of 99.9 KEZ and 95.5 The Mountain’s music, on-air personalities, programming, promotions and digital operations. She will report to Paul Kelley, Program Director for 99.9 KEZ and 95.5 The Mountain. Listeners can also tune into 99.9 KEZ each weekday evening to hear Sara Jean broadcast the latest music from top artists including Prince, Adele, Madonna and more. Sara Jean transfers from iHeartMedia Spokane WA, where she served as Programming Assistant, Digital Director, and midday host on KISS 98.1.
“I’m excited to mentor Sara Jean as she continues to grow in the industry, but I’m just as excited to learn from her,” said Kelley. “Sara has a contagious energy and a unique perspective that will elevate each station.”
“Sara Jean is a rising star and is in our target demo,” said Linda Little, Market President for iHeartMedia Phoenix. “It’s exciting to be able to promote a talented female programmer to market-leading brands like KEZ and KYOT in a major market.”
“I’m excited to take my talents out of the snow and into the desert – to put them to work for iHeartMedia Phoenix,” said Sara Jean. “As a woman in radio programming, it’s a dream to be promoted to an iconic market to work for such legendary stations.”