Dave Symonds Takes His iHeartMedia OM Stripes From Richmond To Hartford/New Haven
October 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA/RICHMOND OM DAVE SYMONDS, who oversaw Urban WBTJ (106.5 THE BEAT), WRNL (SPORTS RADIO 910), Talk WRVA, Alternative WRXL (102.1 THE X), AC WTVR and was day-to-day PD at Top 40 WRVQ (Q94) heads back to CONNECTICUT as OM of iHEARTMEDIA's eight stations in HARTFORD/NEW HAVEN as of OCTOBER 14th. He replaces MIKE WHEELER, who joined CUMULUS N/T WJR-A/DETROIT.
SYMONDS will do day-to-day programming of Classic Hits WHCN (THE RIVER 105.9) and WWYZ (COUNTRY 92.5)/HARTFORD, and will make sure the wheels stay on the bus in that market's Top 40/M WKSS (KISS 95.7), WPOP-A (FOX SPORTS RADIO and WUCS (97.9 ESPN) as well as NEW HAVEN's Top 40/M WKCI (KC101), WAVZ-A (ESPN 1300) and N/T WELI-A.
SYMONDS told ALL ACCESS, "Having grown up CONNECTICUT, it's terrific to come home to program the formats I love for such powerful and successful stations. Thanks to (VP/Market Mgr.) STEVE HONEYCOMB and (iHEARTMEDIA SVP/Programming) JON ZELLNER for developing such a great programming team in HARTFORD. For next person in this role in RICHMOND, you'll have the most talented team of broadcasters I've ever worked with, on the strongest brands in the market, living one of AMERICA's truly great cities."
ZELLNER told ALL ACCESS, "I am very excited for DAVE's move to HARTFORD. His skillset is perfect for our needs there and I'm looking forward to continuing the great momentum we have in that very important cluster.
"And, I hope to have a replacement in RICHMOND named in the next couple weeks."