Rich Davis Named VP/Programming For iHeartMedia/Seattle, KBKS PD
December 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM (PT)
Current iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 KDWB and Hot AC KTCZ/MINNEAPOLIS PD RICH DAVIS is heading to THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST as VP/Programming For iHEARTMEDIA/SEATTLE. He will also act as PD for Top 40 KBKS (106.1 KISS FM). As VP/Programming, DAVIS will oversee all programming operations for SEATTLE's seven stations. He replaces KEITH CUNNINGHAM. ERIC POWERS continues as Top 40/Rhythmic KUBE's PD.
"It’s no secret that SEATTLE is a very challenging market, but there is one thing that hasn't changed and that is our team’s absolute focus on winning. RICH is a very intelligent and driven person whose determination and track record of success is on a different level," said SVP/Programming ANDREW JEFFRIES. "RICH is a huge asset to the iHEARTMEDIA team -- it’s evident he’s ready for the next step in his career, and I’m beyond happy that is with us SEATTLE."
"RICH is a gifted programmer and leader with a proven track record of building brands that listeners are both passionate about and loyal to," said Market Pres. KENT HAEHL. "SEATTLE is an extremely competitive market, but I'm confident RICH will thrive and I am thrilled to have him as a new member of our leadership team."
DAVIS told ALL ACCESS, "The opportunity we have to win in SEATTLE is enormous and I look forward working with our teams and growing our great brands there. Thanks to HARTLEY ADKINS, ANDREW JEFFRIES and KENT HAEHL for this next step in my career with iHEARTMEDIA. Thanks also to BRAD HARDIN, JOHN IVEY, MIKE CRUSHAM, GREGG SWEDBERG and my talented teams in MINNEAPOLIS. KDWB and CITIES 97 had their best years ever this year and it's the talented programming and promotions people who make it happen. Most importantly thanks to my wife MANDI and our kids MASON, MADDY and McKINLEY for their support, I couldn't do it without them!"
Reach out to KEITH CUNNINGHAM at Keith90405@gmail.com.