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iHeartMedia Announces Programming Personnel Changes

Mixes it up in Chicago, Charlotte and Hartford

Emily Bermann

Changes are afoot in several iHeartRadio markets.

Erik Zachary will host weeknights on iHeartMedia Chicago’s WKSC(FM)/KISS(FM), and Emily Bermann will host weeknights on WEBG(FM) from 7 p.m.–midnight. Bermann will also serve as WEBG’s assistant program director. All appointments will be effective Oct. 17.

Zachary recently worked as night show personality on WEBG and weekend on-air personality on WKSC.

Bermann joined WEBG as the promotions director and swing on-air personality in 2015. She previously hosted overnights and weekends at iHeartMedia’s WXXL(FM) in Orlando, Fla., and she worked as the promotions manager at iHeartMedia Nashville.

iHeartRadio Chicago owns and operates WLIT(FM), WEBG, WEBG(HD), WVAZ(FM), WKSC, WGCI(FM) and WGRB(AM).

iHeartMedia announced that Jagger has been named program director for WKSS(FM) in Hartford, Conn., effective Oct. 24.

Jagger will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee on-air, digital and music programming for the radio station brands and their local events. He will report to Dave Symonds, senior vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Connecticut.

Jagger recently served as the music director for WHTZ(FM) and as a nighttime personality for WKTU(FM) for iHeartMedia New York. He is also the creator and host of the syndicated “The Weekend Throwdown with Jagger.” In addition, he previously worked at radio stations in Salt Lake City; Indianapolis; Fort Wayne, Ind; Mobile, Ala.; Birmingham, Ala.; and New Haven, Conn.

iHeartMedia Hartford owns and operates WWYZ(FM), WKSS, WUCS(FM), WHCN(FM), WPOP(AM) and is part of iHeartMedia.

Michele Kiefer has been named general sales manager for iHeartMedia Charlotte’s five radio stations. iHeartMedia Charlotte includes WHQC(FM), WKKT(FM), WRFX(FM), WLKO(FM) and WEND(FM).

Kiefer will oversee multiplatform sales and will work closely with sponsors and sales partners to achieve their promotional goals. She will report to iHeartMedia Charlotte’s SVP of Sales Ryan Petrosso.

Kiefer previously served as senior vice president of sales in Indianapolis. She has also worked as the director of sales at Cumulus Media Indianapolis over the course of her 22-year career.