iHeartMedia announced today that Ross MacLeod has been named Program Director for BIG 105.9, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Miami/Fort Lauderdale has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – encompassing nine stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Program Director, MacLeod will be responsible for overseeing ratings, revenue, and digital growth of BIG 105.9 and its online and social brands. He will report to Rob Miller, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia South Florida and Executive Vice President of Hot AC Programming and Strategy for iHeartMedia National Programming Group.
“Ross has had an extensive track record of success and has programmed multiple rock format brands across North America and genuinely understands our market,” said Miller. “His vision, creativity and innovative social media strategies, paired with his strong leadership with on-air talent will further solidify BIG 105.9’s legacy in South Florida.”
MacLeod was most recently Program Director for Jack 96.9 in Calgary, Canada overseeing on-air, online and social brands. He also served as Program Director for several broadcast stations, including 102.1 The Edge in Toronto, Canada as well as CJAY 92 in Calgary, Canada.
“It’s humbling to join the team of one of the greatest, market-leading classic rock stations in the country,” said MacLeod.” The dynamic team at BIG 105.9 has made an incredible mark in the Miami community and I can’t wait to work and collaborate with the iHeartMedia Miami team and contribute to the stations ongoing success.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Miami market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service-with more than 2 billion app downloads and 125 million registered users.