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St. Louis, MO – June 12, 2017 – iHeartMedia announced today new programming roles for Dustin Fletcher, effective immediately. Fletcher has been named Director of Alternative Rock Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region as well as the Program Director for ALT 106.3, Des Moines’ Alternative Rock. He will continue to serve as the Program Director for ALT 104.9, St. Louis’ Alternative Rock, a position he has held since December 2016. The iHeartMedia St. Louis Region Alternative Rock brands have a strong cross-platform presence and broadcast several popular personalities including “The Woody Show,” Clutch, “Sixx Sense,” Fletcher, “Scratch N Stiff’ and Tony “The Whipping Boy.”
iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Fletcher will be responsible for the day-to-day programming operations for the iHeartMedia St. Louis Region Alternative Rock brands, ALT 104.9 and ALT 106.3. He will work closely with both markets on-air personalities and sales teams to oversee the stations’ on-air content, digital footprint and music programming. Fletcher will report to Greg Chance, Region Senior Vice President of Programming for the St. Louis Region, and A.J., Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia St. Louis.
“Nobody knows the Alternative Rock format and core audience better than Fletcher, who is a gifted programmer with unmeasurable creativity,” said A.J.
“Fletcher has already made a huge impact with ALT 104.9 in St. Louis during his short time in the market,” said Chance. “I’m positive he will continue to take our St. Louis Region Alternative Rock brands to new heights with his expanded role.”
Fletcher brings over 10 years of programming expertise to his new roles. Prior to joining ALT 104.9, he served as Program Director and Midday Host for iHeartMedia Richmond’s XL102 and Program Director for 96.1 The Planet. Fletcher has previously worked at stations including: WFNX-FM in Boston, MA; WFXH-FM in Savannah, GA; WDYL-FM in Richmond, VA; and WFNZ in Knoxville, TN.
“This is a huge opportunity leading our programming efforts at ALT 106.3 in Des Moines,” said Fletcher. “I’m extremely proud of what we’ve done with ALT 104.9. The St. Louis Region has some of the most talented programming and on-air talent in radio and I’m excited for what we have in store.”
iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the St. Louis Region and its content is 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 a billion downloads and 100 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia St. Louis
iHeartMedia St. Louis owns and operates KSD-FM, KMJM-FM, KMJM-HD, KLOU-FM, KLLT-FM, KSLZ-FM and KATZ-AM, and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local 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 at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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