iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia today announced that Richard Lewis has been named Market President for its six station cluster, effective immediately. Lewis will report to Tom Schurr, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment’s President of Operations for its Major Markets.
In his new role as Market President, Lewis will leverage iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Philadelphia’s brands, audience and all assets to provide quality programming and create new revenue opportunities. He will oversee all station activities and events to help drive sales and achieve revenue targets. Overall, Lewis will be responsible for all aspects of the market’s operations including all strategies, programming and sales initiatives.
Lewis is promoted from within iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Philadelphia, where he most recently served as Vice President of Sales as well as a Sales Category Captain for the Retail Category Division. He has been in the broadcast industry since 1975 and with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment since 1992. Lewis previously served as Market Manager for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s Harrisburg and Allentown markets, as well as holding the position in Philadelphia from 2001 through 2005.
“I am thrilled to return to the role as Market President for Philadelphia. It’s such an amazing opportunity to work with some of the most talented people within iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment,” said Lewis. “I look forward to continuing our winning streak through audience and revenue growth.”
“Richard has a proven track record of successful revenue generation in Philadelphia,” said Schurr. “I am confident that Rich will lead the Philadelphia market to continued success in all aspects of our operations.”