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iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Promotes Tony Coles

Tony ColesThere is a new iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) position opening up in the windy city. CCM+E/CHICAGO is actively looking for an active search for a VP/Programming due to the fact that they just promoted to SVP/Programming for the West Region, effective March 15th. COLES will report to SVP/Operations Brian Olson, and will be based out of CHICAGO. In this role, Coles will lead programming strategy initiatives.

Coles possesses more than 25 years of experience in the radio industry holding various positions, from on-air personality, programming, to management and most recently he served in a dual role as VP/Programming Chicago and National Hot AC Brand Manager. Prior to that, Coles held the position as iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)s RVP/Programming for the West and Operations Manager in Portland, OR.

President/Operations Matt Martin said.”Tony’s passion for leading people, his desire to win and proven track record make him a perfect fit for our Regional team. Tony will be supporting Brian in the West Regional Markets, but we are excited to benefit from Tony’s talents and experiences throughout the Regionals.”

Tony also commented on the situation, “I want to thank iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s senior leadership team for this amazing opportunity to further my career within the company. Programming is my passion and I am thrilled to be working with some of the best teams in the country. The West Region has strong brands and I look forward to building upon their successes.”

We wish you the best Tony! Keep up the good work!


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