iHeartMedia has announced that Brendon DelToro has been named vice president of political strategy. Travis Daily has also been named regional senior vice president of programming for the Tampa Bay, Fla., region, and Brian Gann has been promoted to director of operations for spoken word in Austin-San Antonio.
DelToro will report to SVP of Political Sales and Strategy Kenny Day as part of the Washington–based political and advocacy team and will also work with VP of political strategy for progressive candidates and organizations Adam Weiss. He will manage iHeartMedia’s relationships with conservative candidates, parties, independent expenditures, super PACs and other political organizations.
DelToro will support the political sales team across iHeartMedia’s 150 markets.
He joins iHeartMedia with experience in electoral politics and on Capitol Hill, most recently as campaign manager for Marlin Stutzman’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Indiana. Prior to joining the Stutzman campaign, he worked for Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski as her chief of staff and campaign manager. His background also includes managing campaigns in North Dakota, New Jersey, running field operations for the North Dakota Republican Party, and working on the staff of Gov. Sonny Perdue in Georgia.
A release said that as an SVP of programming, Travis Daily will work closely with talent and the programming staff to deliver opportunities to reach listeners through iHeartMedia Tampa Bay’s assets, including on-air, online, social media promotions, personality endorsements and live event integrations. He will also work with the sales teams.
In addition to his new role, Daily will also continue to serve as PD for WFUS(FM). Daily will be responsible for leading programming efforts in the western central Florida region.
Daily joined iHeartMedia in 2000 in the Colorado Springs, Colo., market as morning drive host and PD for KCCY(FM) before becoming operations manager for Southern Colorado. In 2005 he joined iHeartMedia Tampa and was instrumental in launching WFUS.
iHeartMedia Tampa and Sarasota includes WFLZ(FM), WMTX(FM), WDAE(AM), WPTP(FM), WFUS, WFLA(AM), WXTB(FM), WHNZ(AM), WCTQ(FM), WLTQ(FM), WTZB(FM), WSRZ(FM) AND WDDV(AM).
In central Texas, Brian Gann will oversee WOAI(AM) and KTKR(AM) in San Antonio and KVET(AM) in Austin, reporting to Patrick Davis, SVP of programming for iHeartMedia Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Gann will be based in San Antonio.
Gann has been with iHeartMedia since January 2014, where he served as the program director for WOAI and KTKR. Prior to that, Gann was the operations manager for Journal Broadcast Group in Tulsa for more than 23 years.