iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia announced today that Stan Priest has been named Digital Program Director for the cluster’s six stations and Program Director for Q102 WIOQ-FM, effective immediately. He will be responsible for programming and executing Q102’s on-air and digital operations. Priest will also oversee the entire market’s digital programming.
Priest will join the Philadelphia market from iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Hartford/New Haven, where he served as Program Director for WKSS and WKCI. He has many years of programming experience with previous roles as Program Director at WSTO in Evansville, Ind. and Music Director at WFLZ in Tampa, Fla. Priest replaces Tim Herbster, who was recently named Vice President of Special Program Projects for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment’s National Programming Platforms.
“Stan’s knowledge of our competitive market will be a great asset to our team,” said Brian Check, Operations Manager, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Philadelphia. “He is the perfect leader to continue Q102’s growth and success through both our on-air and digital platforms.”
“Moving to WIOQ is a huge step for my programming career and I’m thrilled to start working with Brian Check, Dennis Lamme and the entire iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Philadelphia team,” said Priest. “This is such an honor to be part of a world class team of creative broadcasters and digital experts.”
Fans can listen to Q102 on the station’s website www.q102.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.