iHeartMedia/Chattanooga Names Justin Cole SVP/Programming
November 7, 2016 at 12:56 PM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has named JUSTIN COLE as SVP/Programming for the iHEARTMEDIA/CHATTANOOGA cluster, including Country WUSY, AC WLND, Top 40 WKXJ, and Rock WRXR. The promotion is effective immediately. He succeeds GATOR HARRISON in the role, who segued to SVP/Programming for the NASHVILLE cluster in SEPTEMBER (NET NEWS 9/1).
COLE previously served as PREMIERE NETWORKS Dir./Country Programming; he will continue to work with select PREMIERE NETWORKS programming, including "CMT AFTER MIDNITE." COLE's experience also includes programming and on-air positions in ASHEVILLE, CHARLOTTE, and BALTIMORE.
"As a kid, I told my family I would be a part of WUSY one day, and now that is a reality," said COLE. "I am honored to accept the SVP/Programming position in CHATTANOOGA. I look forward to working with the amazing team there to build on WUSY, one of the most legendary brands in Country radio, and to grow the iHEARTMEDIA radio station brands in the market." Added iHEARTMEDIA/CHATTANOOGA Market President BECKY SWEENEY, "We are thrilled to have JUSTIN on the team and look forward to the next chapter for the market. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our iHEARTMEDIA/CHATTANOOGA team." No news yet on a successor for COLE.