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Emily Sklar Joins Hot 99.5 Washington For Nights

iHeartMedia CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC has filled its evening opening with the addition of Emily Sklar. Sklar joins WIHT from iHeart’s “Channel 95.5” WKQI Detroit where she hosted middays since November 2015. She began her career at WKQI as an intern and producer on “Mojo in the Morning” before taking the midday slot. Sklar fills the evening opening at WIHT created by Elizabethany’s move to afternoons last year. iHeartMedia announced today that Emily Sklar has been named new On-Air Personality for Hot 99.5, D.C.’s No. 1 Hit Music Station & Home of The Kane Show, effective Monday, May 14th, 2018. Sklar will broadcast weeknights from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.   Sklar’s show is a high energy, fast-paced music intensive show and features the l...[Read More]

Elizabethany Rises To APD/Afternoon Host At Hot 99.5 Washington DC

iHeartMedia CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC has promoted night host Elizabethany to Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host. Elizabethany takes both duties over from Toby Knapp who is moving down the hall to mornings at sister AC 97.1 WASH. She has hosted nights at WIHT since 2013 after previously interning at the station in 2008. In between she worked at Bryan Broadcasting’s “Candy 95.1” KNDE College Station TX and Max Media “Hot 100.5” WVHT Norfolk VA. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Elizabethany has been named Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Show Host for HOT 99.5, DC’s No. 1 Hit Music Station & Home of “The Kane Show,” effective immediately. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. has a strong cross-platform prese...[Read More]

Toby Knapp Moves To Mornings At WASH

iHeartMedia Washington DC continues its week of announcements with the move of Toby Knapp from afternoons at CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT to mornings at AC 97.1 WASH. Knapp, who has spent the past eleven years as APD/Afternoon Host at WIHT, will join incumbent co-host Chilli Amar starting on Monday, December 4. He fills the void created by the departure of Loo Katz in early November. He will also remain in afternoons at WIHT through the end of the year. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Toby Knapp has been named as the new co-host for the morning show on 97.1 WASH-FM, Washington’s Variety of the 80’s, 90’s and Today, effective Monday, December 4, 2017. The 97.1 WASH-FM morning show broadcasts weekdays from 5 – 10 a.m. Knapp will join current co-host Chilli Amar to bring ...[Read More]

Rob Kruz Returns To Hot 99.5 Washington As Program Director

iHeartMedia CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC has appointed Rob Kruz as Program Director. Kruz, who has programmed 93.3 WFLZ Tampa since October 2016, previously hosted nights at WIHT and programmed CHR “Z104.3” WZFT Baltimore. His appointment follows Monday’s promotion of James Howard to Vice President of Programming for the Washington DC market. Kruz replaces Tommy Chuck, who just made the reverse move from Washington back to Tampa as SVP/Programming for that market. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced today that Rob Kruz has been named Program Director for HOT 99.5, D.C.’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, effective December 18. iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast...[Read More]

Tommy Chuck Returns To Tampa As IHeartMedia SVP/Programming

iHeartMedia has promoted Tommy Chuck to Senior Vice President of Programming for its Tampa and Sarasota markets. Chuck has worked for iHeart since 2000 working his way through Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Orlando before spending 2007-2015 as Program Director of CHR 93.3 WFLZ and Hot AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. He then moved to Washington/Baltimore as PD of CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC and Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore before giving up WPOC and adding those duties at AC 97.1 WASH-FM Washington last year. In addition to overseeing programming in both markets, Chuck will serve as Program Director of Country “US 103.5” WFUS. iHeartMedia announced today that Tommy Chuck has been named the Senior Vice President of Programming for the Tampa-Sarasota Area. iHe...[Read More]

Premiere To Take Kane Show National

Premiere Networks is launching The Kane Show into national syndication beginning Monday, December 29. Based at iHeartMedia CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington, DC, The Kane Show currently airs on six additional iHeartMedia stations across the country: 93.3 WFLZ Tampa, “Z104.3” WZFT Baltimore, “Kiss 107.1” WKFS Cincinnati, “101.9 Kiss-FM” KWNW Memphis, “98.9 Radio Now” WNRW Louisville, and “99.3 Kiss-FM” WHKF Harrisburg. Kane joined WIHT for mornings in 2006 from afternoons at WFLZ. Upon the end of the MJ in the Morning show in 2012, Kane’s morning show began airing in Tampa as well. His commercial on-air career began in nights at “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse before moving to Tampa in 1998. Premiere Networks a...[Read More]