iHeartMedia’s national programming group has promoted 40-year veteran programmer John Ivey to the position of president of CHR Programming Strategy, effective immediately. In the new role, Ivey will oversee the company’s contemporary hits radio (top 40) strategy across 150-plus markets.
Ivey has been with iHeartMedia since 2001, serving most recently as senior vp of programming and CHR brand manager. Even with his added duties, Ivey will stay on as program director of iHeart’s KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, and continue to book artists for flagship events including the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour and KIIS FM’s Wango Tango.
“John is one of the foremost talents in media today when it comes to programming Top 40 radio and he is a driving factor in why KIIS FM is the most listened to station in its market,” said Tom Poleman, chief programming officer for iHeart. “He knows what CHR listeners want to hear and we’re confident he’ll help bring similar success to our stations in other markets.”