The GSM for the iHeartMedia radio stations serving Atlanta has been promoted to SVP/Sales.
In the new role, Chris Jones will be responsible for overseeing all sales operations for the Atlanta market that is comprised of CHR/Rhythmic WWPW-FM “Power 96.1,” Country WUBL-FM “94.9 The Bull,” Adult Hits “We Play Anything” WUBL HD2 “The Lake,” Spanish Contemporary WBZY-FM “Z105.7,” Hip-Hop and R&B WRDG-FM “105.3 The Beat,” and News/Talk WGST-AM.
“I am thrilled to have Chris on my team,” said Justin Schaflander, Market President for iHeartMedia Atlanta. “He is a seasoned management veteran and has truly earned the opportunity to become the VP of Sales here in Atlanta. Chris is a fantastic sales leader and I am confident that he will be an integral part of our success now and well into the future.”
Jones commented, “Atlanta has been my home for thirty-eight years, having grown up in Lithonia … I am blessed to have called Atlanta home. I love everything that is Atlanta — the energy, excitement and diversity. I am excited to lead the charge for iHeartMedia Atlanta and the incredibly talented group of sellers, support, talent, and leadership I get to work alongside.”
Jones’ lone radio experience has been with iHeart’s Atlanta station group, where he was hired in 2017. Before that, he spent five years as Premium Brands Marketing Director for Eagle Rock Distributing Company.