iHeartMedia Names SVPs and a Program Director

Johnson and Michaels happen in Omaha and Lambert moves in Houston
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iHeartMedia Omaha announced that Erik Johnson was named senior vice president of programming, and Hoss Michaels was named program director for KXKT(FM)/KFFF(FM), and will continue hosting the midday show on KXKT(FM). In addition, Ritch Cassidy also becomes full-time on KFFF(FM) in the mornings. In addition, Paul Lambert was named region senior vice president of sales for iHeartMedia Houston.

Johnson, now responsible for managing the programming efforts for Omaha, previously served as program director for iHeartMedia Omaha’s KXKT(FM), KFFF(FM) and KISO(FM). He will continue as program director of KGOR(FM), KISO(FM) and KISO(HD2), as well as host of the PM drive on KXKT(FM).

“Erik has been very successful as the program director for Omaha’s brands, and I know he will take all of our brands to new levels as the senior vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Omaha,” said iHeartMedia Omaha Region President Taylor Walet.

In Houston, iHeartMedia announced that radio veteran Paul Lambert was named region senior vice president of sales. iHeartMedia Houston has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises.

In this new leadership role, Lambert will be responsible for overseeing the Houston market’s sales operation across its multiple platforms, stated the release.

“It’s a true privilege to work alongside a team that has consistently demonstrated such an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to adapt and thrive in our ever-changing media universe,” said Lambert.

Lambert has been in radio sales for 18 years, and a general sales manager with iHeartMedia in Houston for 15 years.

“Over the past 10 years I have watched Paul Lambert grow from a top performing seller to a well-respected sales manager that has consistently produced stellar results,” said Eddie Martiny, region president of Houston.

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