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iHeartMedia Names Gann SVP Programming in Central Texas

Riley promoted in St. Louis and Cole moves up in Chattanooga

Brian Gann

iHeartMedia has made appointments to positions located in its Chattanooga, St. Louis and Central Texas markets.

In Central Texas, Brian Gann has been promoted to regional senior vice president of programming. He’ll be responsible for overseeing all on-air content, which includes music and digital programming for iHeartMedia’s 15 radio station brands in the Austin and San Antonio regions.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to program some of the leading radio station brands in Central Texas,” said Gann, in an announcement. 

Gann previously was iHeart’s programming director for the spoken word format stations WOAI(AM) and KTKR(AM) in San Antonio and KVET(AM) in Austin.

In the St. Louis region, iHeartMedia has appointed Jules Riley as program director for the ’70s and ’80s music format station KLOU(FM) in St. Louis. Riley will oversee all of the station’s day-to-day programming operations by working closely with on-air personalities and sales.

Jules Riley

“Jules’ unique insight on the market, coupled with her wealth of experience, creativity and innovative style of thinking makes her a key addition to our programming team,” said iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region President Beth Davis, in a press release.

Riley has experience in operations management and branding from her time at KVOO(FM) in Tulsa, Okla. and program directing at WARH(FM) and KMVN(FM) in St. Louis.

iHeartMedia has also named Justin Cole as the new senior vice president of programming for its stations and digital platforms located in the Chattanooga, Tenn., market.

He’ll oversee brands like WUSY(FM)/US101, KISS(FM) and WRXR(FM)/Rock 105 as well as events like Heart Strings for Hope and Concert 4 A Cause. Cole will also work closely with radio station personalities and programming directors in addition to day-to-day program director duties for WUSY.

“As a kid, I told my family I would be a part of WUSY one day and now that is a reality,” Cole said.

Cole is the previous director of country programming for Premiere Radio Networks in Nashville. He’ll also continue to work on select programming like “CMT After MidNite.”