iHeartMedia/Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Names Dave Hovel SVP Programming
August 22, 2016 at 1:53 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA/SALISBURY, MD has named DAVE HOVEL SVP/Programming, effective MONDAY, AUGUST 29th. HOVEL will oversee Country WWFB (FROGGY 99.9), AC WQHQ (Q105), Top 40 WKZP (KISS 95.9), Urban AC WSBY (MAGIC 98.9), News/Talk WJDY-A (NEWS RADIO 1470 AM), and Sports WTGM (FOXSPORTS 960 AM). HOVEL will lead the programming and on-air team in SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY, MD to create and deliver unique content for the market's six radio station brands, reaching consumers through assets including on-air, online, social media, personalities, and live events.
"DAVE has an extraordinary record of success in leading media operations, developing formats, and coaching top-level personalities. This, coupled with his remarkable skill for driving breakthrough revenue growth, set him apart from the pack," said iHEARTMEDIA Pres./MARKETS GROUP AREA CHRIS WALUS. "This SALISBURY team is excited and eager for DAVE to start." Added HOVEL: "I'm excited about joining the talented team in SALISBURY and returning to the iHEARTMEDIA family. I vacationed on the EASTERN SHORE listening to these stations as a kid and am thrilled to take the reigns and continue to grow the brands."
HOVEL will depart WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORP./MARTINSBURG, WV where he served as OM. Prior to that, HOVEL held on-air, PD, and OM positions with CBS RADIO/BALTIMORE and DELMARVA BROADCASTING CO./WILMINGTON, DE. HOVEL worked for iHEARTMEDIA as the afternoon-drive host on WDSD/WILMINGTON, DE from 2013-'14.