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iHeart Denver Makes Personnel Decisions

Turnbeaugh and Ransford return to the Mile High City

JoJo Turnbeaugh

iHeartMedia has named Colorado native JoJo Turnbeaugh as regional senior vice president of programming for Denver. Additionally, the cluster also tapped Kelly Ransford to serve as director of event marketing.

Turnbeaugh will work with on-air personalities and program directors from the 26 radio station brands in iHeartMedia’s Denver region to oversee on-air content and music programming.

He most recently worked as the regional SVP of programming for iHeartMedia Nevada/Central California Region, where he worked closely with program directors, on-air personalities and sales to oversee on-air and digital content and music programming for three station brands and their local events. iHeartMedia Nevada/Central California Region has begun a search for his replacement.

Turnbeaugh also served as senior vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Las Vegas, a program director for KWNR(FM) in Las Vegas, a sports talk personality for Front Range Sports Network, a morning personality for KYGO(FM) and the PD and morning personality for KCCY(FM) in Colorado.

Ransford joins iHeartMedia Denver from WXRT(FM) in Chicago, where she was the station’s music director. Her experience also includes positions at KMTT(FM) and KNDD(FM) in Seattle and KFOG(FM) in San Francisco. Ransford began her career in Denver at iHeartMedia’s KOA(AM/FM) and KBCO(FM).

She will lead the market’s events and will work with iHeart Denver Region’s SVP of Sales Ryan Clune on sponsorships and revenue opportunities and will also work with the stations’ programming departments to promote events.

iHeartMedia Denver owns and operates KTCL(FM), KPTT(FM), KBCO(FM), KRFX(FM), KBPI(FM), KHOW(AM), KDSP(AM) and KOA(AM).