Detroit, Philly Leaders Reset By iHeart


There are new leaders in the Motor City and the City of Brotherly Love, respectively, that have just gained oversight of the radio stations owned and operated by the nation’s No. 1 radio broadcasting company.

In a Thursday announcement, iHeartMedia revealed that it has selected Paul Corvino as Region President for iHeartMedia Detroit.

What happens to Mick Gnau? He’s now Region President for iHeartMedia Philadelphia, shifting from Michigan.

Both report to iHeartMedia East Division President Tom McConnell.

Corvino will work with the programming, business and sales teams for all station brands in Detroit to oversee on-air and digital programming as well as create new business and revenue opportunities. Gnau will have the same responsibilities for iHeartMedia’s market-leading radio station brands in Philadelphia.

“Nick and Paul are great leaders with successful track records and who have done an extraordinary job for us across multiple markets and platforms,” said McConnell. “Their vast experience and proven leadership and performance results have shown that they are the perfect candidates to continue to further accelerate growth and innovation across these regions.”

Corvino joins iHeartMedia Detroit from Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he most recently served as Regional President for its Midwest Region. He brings over 25 years of executive management experience to his new role, including positions at AOL, The New York Times and Cablevision Systems. Corvino was also the founder and president of, an advertising, sponsorship and business development organization.

Gnau has been with iHeartMedia for over 25 years and most recently oversaw the Detroit, Grand Rapids, Toledo and Muskegon, Mich., markets. His background also includes serving as a Regional Market Manager and VP in a variety of markets including Dayton, Lima and Marion, Ohio.

What becomes of Rich Lewis, the six-year Philadelphia Market President?

Lewis will transition to the role of VP/Multi-Market Partnerships, “lending his executive leadership and expertise to that team and to its Total Traffic & Weather Network team. He now reports to SVP/Multi-Market Partnerships Julie Donohue.

Lewis took over iHeart’s Philadelphia cluster in 2012 following a four-year run as the station group’s VP of Sales. He’s been associated with the cluster since August 2009 and was previously overseeing both Harrisburg and Allentown, Pa., for iHeart predecessor Clear Channel.