Tony Banks Named iHeartMedia Central Division Director Of Talent Development
June 29, 2016 at 10:47 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA MIDWEST SVP Programming TONY BANKS has been named Dir./Talent Development for the Central Division of iHEARTMEDIA. The division covers over 300 station brands in 52 markets including DALLAS, HOUSTON, MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL and DENVER. BANKS will coach and recruit on-air talent and will work closely with division EVP/Programming TONY COLES and VP/Talent Development DENNIS CLARK.
“The role we created for TONY BANKS reflects iHEARTMEDIA’s continued commitment to investing in and growing our on air talent,” said COLES. “BANKS’ experience as both a major market talent and a programmer makes him a natural choice. He is a gifted and passionate talent coach, and DENNIS CLARK and I look forward to working closely with TONY to maximize the potential of our talent.”
“Working with talent has always been my favorite part of the job and I am beyond excited to join DENNIS CLARK and TONY COLES to focus exclusively on talent development,” said BANKS. “For on-air personalities there is no bigger stage than iHEARTMEDIA’s radio stations, and I look forward to working with these great shows.”
“TONY BANKS has been instrumental to the growth of individual personalities and morning show teams in all formats in several markets for many years,” said CLARK. “TONY’s commitment to coaching talent on a daily basis will grow more shows and benefit stations immediately.”