John Beck is iHeart’s new top guy in St. Louis. The company named the award-winning radio veteran as its market president in the gateway city.
Beck is the former senior VP at Emmis Communications, where he had oversight of several St. Louis stations.
Katy Pavelonis has been the acting market president and remains as SVP of sales.
A recipient of numerous broadcasting awards, Beck is a former president of the Missouri Broadcasters Association and now chairs its Legislative Affairs Committee; he’s also active in the National Association of Broadcasters, where he has been a board member and served on the NAB Executive Committee.
Beck launched his career at WFFM in Pittsburgh. He’ll report to Tony Coles, division president for iHeartMedia Markets Group. Coles praised Beck’s local ties and “deep roots in both the media and advertising communities.”
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