Rick Strauss Named New WIYY PD
February 13, 2015 at 9:23 AM (PT)
HEARST-ARGYLE Active Rock WIYY (98 ROCK)/BALTIMORE has named RICK STRAUSS PD. The move marks a return to WIYY for STRAUSS, who served as the station's PD from 1994 to 2002. He'll be back in action on FEBRUARY 24th.
Pres./GM CARY L. PAHIGIAN said, "RICK's experience with our industry's digital evolution makes him one of the best strategic and creative thinkers in music radio today. We're thrilled to welcome him back ‘home’ to 98 ROCK."
STRAUSS re-joins WIYY after more than 10 years at iHEARTMEDIA in NEW YORK where he most recently served on the National Programming Platforms team as Sr. Dir./Digital Music Programming, developing content for iHEARTRADIO including artist-hosted stations and branded channels for marketing and advertising partners.
Besides WIYY, STRAUSS has also programmed WMGK/PHILADELPHIA and WZZO/ALLENTOWN.