Fifteen years ago, the predecessor company to iHeartMedia agreed to bring on a new account executive for its Urban station serving the nation’s No. 1 market, “Power 105.1.”
This individual rose through the ranks at the station, and at iHeart’s New York station group, following a one-year stint as a nontraditional revenue Sr. AE at Cox Radio Group and, before that, four years as GM of Austrian CHR network Kronehit.
Now, this international radio industry leader has risen to Market President for iHeart’s Gotham group.
Being promoted to the role is Bernie Weiss.
This will see Weiss oversee not only WWPR-FM “Power 105.1,” but also Adult Contemporary WLTW-FM 106.7 “Lite FM,” Top 40 WHTZ “Z100,” Talk WOR-AM 710, Classic Rock WAXQ-FM “Q104.3” and Rhythmic AC WKTU-FM 103.5.
As Market President, Weiss will work closely with the programming, business and sales teams for all station brands in New York and will also oversee the station’s on-air and digital programming as well as create new revenue opportunities.
He previously served as Region SVP of Sales for iHeartMedia New York, a role now going to Steve DeLusant. He was previously Director of Sales for the station group.
“Listeners continue to crave companionship and advertisers continue to demand ROI, and broadcast radio delivers on both fronts,” Weiss said. “iHeartMedia continues to be one of the most innovative media players – offering the best content and programming for hundreds of millions of listeners – and I am looking forward to working with the New York team to build on our already strong connection with listeners, advertisers and in the community.”
Scott Hopeck, Division President for iHeartMedia Market Groups and former N.Y. Market President, said, “It’s especially rewarding to find the best candidates for key leadership roles in your own building. They’re extremely knowledgeable about our ever-evolving business and have built their personal brands by accelerating the growth of our iconic stations. I’m confident that they will continue to elevate our New York operation to even greater heights.”