IHEARTMEDIA NAMES TONY TILFORD DIRECTOR OF ROCK PROGRAMMING FOR KENTUCKY-INDIANA REGION
LOUISVILLE – APRIL 20, 2016 – iHeartMedia announced today that Tony Tilford has been named Director of Rock Programming for the Kentucky-Indiana region, effective May 1, 2016. In addition, Tilford will also oversee WQMF-FM and WTFX-FM.
As Director of Rock Programming for the Kentucky-Indiana region, Tilford will work closely with the programming staff and talent for the region’s six rock stations to deliver unique, effective opportunities to reach listeners through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media promotions, personality endorsements and live event integrations. He will be based out of Louisville.
“With Tony’s expertise and personal success in the rock format, he is the optimal person for the job,” said Earl Jones, iHeartmedia’s Kentucky-Indiana Region President. “He got his start in Kentucky and we’re happy to welcome him back to the area!”
“Tony’s creativity, brand knowledge and hands-on programming experience are unmatched,” said Michael Jordan, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia. “I’m so excited to have him on our team and can’t wait to see what new ideas and strategies he has in store for our incredible brands.”
Tilford has more than 30 years of experience in the radio industry, most recently serving as Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Southwest Ohio-Indiana region. He began his career in 1985, working overnights on the weekend at WKQQ-FM in Lexington. After working his way up to Program Director at WKQQ-FM, Tilford went on to serve as Program Director at WMMS-FM in Cleveland and WTUE-FM in Dayton.
“It is very exciting to be joining Earl and Michael as part of the iHeartMedia Louisville team. I am very familiar with the Kentucky-Indiana region and am looking forward to building upon the winning tradition we have in Louisville,” said Tilford. “There is an excellent team in place, and I am honored to get to be a part of that.”
iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Kentucky-Indiana region. Its radio brands and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than 800 million downloads, 80 million registered users and more than 75 million social media followers across the Network.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S and over 80 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet atiHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 800 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.