No. 7

PD, WHTZ New York, Nick Radio (iHeartRadio)


Sharon Dastur marked the 30th anniversary of WHTZ (Z100) New York by elevating its ratings a couple of notches. The influential top 40 station’s share of New York listeners aged 18-34 shot up 23% year over year in October, according to Nielsen. Z100 is on track to finish 2013 as the city’s top radio ad-revenue generator for a second consecutive year. Dastur added a second station to her dance card in September, launching Nick Radio, a kids-targeted online station on iHeartRadio, in a partnership between Clear Channel and Nickelodeon. She capped off the year by working with KIIS-FM Los Angeles PD John Ivey to book all the acts for a dozen Jingle Ball concerts that Clear Channel top 40 stations will stage in December in various cities. It’s the first time the holiday shows have been unified into a national package. “I’ve been here for 18 years and have seen all the cycles of Z100,” Dastur says. “To be the No. 1-billing station in New York City and have the most consistently strong ratings in the market is something I’m very proud of.” —Paul Heine