No. 28: Tom Poleman & John Sykes | Power 100

Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMediaJohn Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia

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TOM POLEMAN, 51

President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia
Last Year's Rank: 29

 

JOHN SYKES, 60

President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia
Last Year's Rank: 29

iHeartRadio had its best ratings in 10 years, says Poleman, up 7 percent with listeners 12 and older -- it reaches a total weekly ­audience of about 110 ­million -- compared with the industry average of 3 percent. The programming chief, who also co-produces iHeart's many live and TV events with the well-­connected Sykes, credits its On the Verge program for helping to break Rachel Platten and X Ambassadors.