Radio Industry Vet Carl Anderson Drives Off


A prolific programmer of the Smooth Jazz format who has served as Market President of iHeart Radio‘s Tucson cluster since September 2015 and as an EVP of Programming for just over four years, has announced to friends and family that he is leaving in January for a C-Suite role in the automotive sales arena.

candersonCarl Anderson will take the job as COO of Premier Auto Center and its affiliated, he told friends in a Facebook post just before Christmas, Radio INK reports.

“As I reflect, it has been a career path that has far exceeded anything I could have planned. From my first radio job in Beaver Falls, PA…to Pittsburgh…to Richmond…to Chicago…to DC…to Dallas…and now, Tucson.”

Anderson is widely known in Smooth Jazz circles for his tenures as Program Director for the former WNUA-FM in Chicago, from 2000-2002; and as PD of the former WJZW-FM in Washington, D.C., from 2002-2006.
From October 2006-October 2008, he served as VP/Music Programming for ABC Radio Networks, and then jumped to Citadel Media to serve as SVP of Programming & Distribution for a three-year tenure.
Anderson joined iHeart predecessor Clear Channel in 2011, as SVP/Programming, Western Region. He was elevated to an EVP of Programming in October 2012, and added Tucson duties some 15 months ago.
It was not immediately known who will take his duties at iHeart.


  1. Carl is a genius, and a heart of gold, to boot. Long may he wave.
    With gratitude, admiration and love,
    Carol Ann

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