iHeartMedia/Springfield & Worcester Names JT Thomas SVP/Programming; Tony Bristol WSRS, WTAG PD; Kevin Johnson WHYN-A/F PD
October 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has revamped the programming leadership in the SPRINGFIELD and WORCESTER markets, effective immediately. JOHN "JT" THOMAS has been named SVP/Programming for SPRINGFIELD. TONY BRISTOL has been named PD of AC WSRS and News/Talk WTAG-A/F in WORCESTER, while KEVIN JOHNSON has been upped to PD of Hot AC WHYN (Mix 93.1) and Talk WHYN-A (NewsRadio 560)/SPRINGFIELD, MA.
"I'm ecstatic to join iHEARTMEDIA/SPRINGFIELD and consider it an honor to help lead an already successful team," THOMAS said. "I'm thankful for the opportunity and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish with these heritage brands."
"An opportunity to work for the largest media company in the world is so exciting," BRISTOL said. "iHEARTMEDIA's WSRS and WTAG are true brands in WORCESTER and I can't wait to get started leading the team there."
"I'm excited to return to Springfield to program two heritage stations and work closely with a pro like JT," JOHNSON said. "I am thankful for the opportunity I've had to grow in WORCESTER and look forward to the next step in SPRINGFIELD."
"I couldn't be more thrilled for the future having added JT and TONY to the long list of great programmers not only in my region but in iHEARTMEDIA overall," said ROB ANTHONY, SVP/Programming for iHEARTMEDIA/PROVIDENCE, SPRINGFIELD, WORCESTER, PORTSMOUTH and MANCHESTER. "Both JT and TONY bring a long history of winning to their respective markets and their leadership will shine in these key roles. KEVIN joining JT in SPRINGFIELD will be the perfect complement to the equation … this is a very exciting time for the region."