The individual who ascended to the role of Digital PD of iHeartMedia’s San Francisco Bay Area station group in April 2017 following stints at such internet players as Stitcher has just been elevated to a corporate-level podcast-focused executive role.
Taking the newly created role of VP/Podcast Programming at iHeartMedia is Matty Staudt.
It’s a solid acknowledgment of his most recent achievements for iHeart, as Staudt developed the first local branded podcast strategy for the company. In doing so, he helped launch more than 30 original locally focused podcasts.
In addition, he also is the host of iHeartRadio’s “Access Podcast.”
Once settled in to his new role, Staudt will work with iHeartMedia talent from across the company’s local markets to develop their original podcast strategy — a significant step forward into the podcasting arena for the nation’s No. 1 radio broadcasting company.
Staudt reports to SVP/Podcasting Chris Peterson.
From May 2008 to April 2011, Staudt served as Content and Community Director at popular Talk radio and podcast app Stitcher. His extensive radio industry career includes roles as a producer for the No Name Morning Show on CBS Radio’s KLLC-FM in San Francisco; as the executive producer for The G. Gordon Liddy Show, which aired in middays in the mid-1990s on then-Hot Talk WJFK-FM in Washington, D.C.; and as an executive producer of the Sports Guys Morning Show at the former WNEW-FM in New York.
He began his career as the nighttime air personality for Rocker WCLG-FM in Morgantown, W. Va., in 1992, while a sophomore at West Virginia University.