iHeartMedia Ups Earl Jones To SVP/Urban Operations, Matt Scarano Chicago Market Pres.
September 29, 2014 at 3:05 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has named EARL JONES SVP/Urban Operations, effective immediately. In addition, MATT SCARANO has been named Market President of iHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO.
JONES, previously Market President for the iHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO cluster, will develop and implement Urban sales and programming initiatives and strategies to generate revenue for the CHICAGO, NEW YORK, DALLAS, MIAMI, ATLANTA, LOS ANGELES, JACKSONVILLE and ORLANDO markets, as well as iHEARTMEDIA Urban stations throughout the country.
"I've known EARL for many years and this opportunity is perfect for him," iHEARTMEDIA EVP/Operations TOM MCCONNELL said. "This new role allows him to take advantage of his solid relationships and strong understanding of the Urban marketplace and use them to benefit our entire company."
Previously ATLANTA Market Pres., SCARANO will oversee all elements of CHICAGO's seven-station cluster including operations, sales and programming. "MATT has done an incredible job for us in ATLANTA driving both ratings and revenue," said MCCONNELL. "He is a proven leader with a strong strategic mind and is the perfect choice to lead our incredible brands in CHICAGO."