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iHeart Realigns Northeast Division Markets, Leadership

Also names new PD for WMAG and an APD/music director in Nashville

iHeartMedia has promoted executives Michael Preacher and Dave Carwile and realigned the markets within the Northeast Division. Preacher and Carwile will report to Hartley Adkins, president of the Northeast Division and Corporate Operations of the iHeartMedia Markets Group.

Effective immediately, the Washington and Baltimore markets will now form the new Washington, DC Region, and the Virginia markets will join the existing Carolina Region to form the new Virginia-Carolina Region.

Preacher, former senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships, will become president of the Washington, DC Region and Government Initiatives. He has 20 years of experience and joined iHeartMedia in 2002 as the SVP of Strategic Partnerships, launching the national Strategic Partnerships division.

Carwile will now be president of the Virginia-Carolina Region, which will include Richmond, Va.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Norfolk, Va.; Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va.; Winchester, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; Raleigh, N.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Greensboro, N.C.; and Greenville, S.C. He has more than 22 years of experience, most recently overseeing 27 iHeartMedia station brands as president of the former Carolina Region. He also has extensive experience in several iHeartMedia Virginia markets, where he has held various senior leadership positions.

Additionally, iHeartMedia announced that Gary Nolan has been named program director for WMAG(FM) in Greensboro, N.C., and will assume duties on Aug. 22. He

will be responsible for leading the adult contemporary programming efforts in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point market.

Nolan previously worked as the PD for KCMO(AM/FM) in Kansas City. He has also served as PD for KOSI(FM) in Denver and for WARM(FM) and KRWM in Seattle.

Also, Ryan McKiddy has been named assistant program director and music director for WSIX(FM), in Nashville, effective Sept. 1. He will also serve as night on-air personality for the station.

McKiddy joins iHeartMedia Nashville from KCYY(FM) in San Antonio, where he served as an afternoon on-air personality and music director. He began his radio career as a programming intern at iHeartMedia WKSC(FM) Chicago and was a weekend on-air personality for WUSN(FM) also in Chicago; he is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.