IHeartMedia Philadelphia Market President Richard Lewis has promoted Wes Franks to senior vice president of sales for the company’s six-station Philadelphia cluster, effective Oct. 1. Also, Carl Anderson has been named market president and SVP of programming for the Tucson, Ariz., market, and he will continue to serve as news/sports/talk brand manager. Additionally, iHeartMedia Tampa Bay says Jack Harris has renewed for another three years with News Radio WFLA(AM).
Franks will be responsible for leading the sales efforts in the Philadelphia market. A 19-year radio veteran, Franks started his career at WJXB(FM) in Knoxville, Tenn. He later moved to Baltimore, where he was promoted to local sales manager for WXYV(FM). In 2003, Franks joined iHeartMedia in Philadelphia as GSM of WSNI(FM). He was later promoted to GSM of WUSL(FM). In 2009 Franks returned to iHeartMedia as the sales manager of WUSL and was later being promoted to GSM of WUSL and WDAS(AM/FM).
IHeartMedia Philadelphia owns and operates WDAS(FM); WDAS(AM); WIQQ(FM); WISX(FM); WRFF(FM); and WUSL(FM).
In Tucson Anderson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of that Arizona market’s entire operation across multiple platforms. He will work with key advertising and marketing partners to create and deliver opportunities to reach their consumers through iHeartMedia Tucson’s assets.
Anderson has been with iHeartMedia for four years, most recently serving as EVP of programming for the Midwest regional markets and previously SVP of programming overseeing program strategy for the West.
IHeartMedia Tucson consists of KRQQ(FM), KMIY(FM), KYWD(FM), KOHT(FM), KNST(AM), KTZR(AM) and KXEW(AM).
Jack Harris has been paired with Tedd Webb his partner of 22 years, as well as Corey Dylan, Aaron Jacobsen, Jeff Kuyrkendall, Daisy Ash, John Conrad and Chris Trenkmann all apart of AM Tampa Bay.
Jack has been in the Tampa Bay market for more than 45 years. He joined WFLA(AM) in September of 1970 as the midday host and the station’s production director. After a brief stint in Washington, he then came back to Tampa and spent two years on the Q-105 “Q-Zoo,” then onto WFLA(FM) which became the Power Pig, and Harris was one of the three little pigs. For the past 22 years he has been hosting mornings on WFLA’s AM Tampa Bay show.
The Tampa Bay cluster includes WFLZ(FM), WXTB(FM), WMTX(FM), WFUS(FM), WFLA(AM/FM) and WDAE(AM).