Sharon Dastur Joins iHeartMedia's National Programming Platforms Team As SVP/Programming Integration
December 18, 2014 at 6:30 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WHTZ (Z100)/NEW YORK PD SHARON DASTUR will join the corporate National Programming Platforms team as SVP/Programing Integration, effective JAN. 5th. In her newly created position, DASTUR will leverage the company's assets for brands and partners and will assist with the program execution with artist, managers and labels. In this role, she will develop cross promotion partnerships between label groups and agencies, and in addition she will work with in-market programmers, lending her knowledge and ability to help refine current programs and initiatives. She will also work together with the Artist Relations team on booking and talent negotiations for all iHeartRadio national events and industry events.
"I've had the pleasure of working with SHARON for more than 20 years. She's a professional that excels with every new challenge. When we look at where we're taking iHEARTMEDIA, SHARON's experience and skills are perfectly suited for this role," said Pres./National Programming Platforms TOM POLEMAN.
"SHARON is a top line talent with great programming, event and artist expertise. Her programming and station knowledge will be an incredible asset across our entire organization nationwide," said EVP/National Programming Platforms CLAY HUNNICUTT.
"When TOM and CLAY first approached me about this incredible new position, and knowing the direction where iHEARTMEDIA is going, it seemed like the perfect next step in my career," said DASTUR. "After more than 18 years at the world-famous Z100, I am extremely proud of all of the accomplishments the team has achieved. From guiding the station to its highest ratings and revenue, to recently coming off of our biggest and most successful Z100 JINGLE BALL, it will be exciting to take those things we've successfully built locally over the years and integrate them into the national platform and throughout organization across the country. I'm thrilled to be joining this incredible NPP team and getting started on this next chapter in my life!"