The RIF At iHeartMedia Continues As More Changes Take Place

The RIF At iHeartMedia Continues As More Changes Take Place





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The iHEARTMEDIA RIF is now entering its third week as the management, sales, programming, promotion/marketing, air talent, digital content and engineering teams, among many others, are being restructured in a newly imagined form.

Many of these changes and responsibilities will be combining more varied duties and additional market and operational oversight under less people to streamline the content creation process for radio stations, iHEARTRADIO, podcasting, and other platforms, initiatives and systems.

Any RIF is very difficult — but with COVID-19 surging, the economy making only modest gains, the holidays almost here, the timing of these latest changes are hitting many people exceptionally hard.

ALL ACCESS suggests that you keep these professionals in mind for any new openings in your company, as their severance, which has been called generous by many, will eventually run out. Or, you can explore those who are looking for work in the ALL ACCESS SITUATIONS WANTED section of our site. You can also list yourself there for free.

If you have been caught up in the RIF, please send a note to ALL ACCESS here with your name, position, station(s), and contact information and we will post it.

Here is an up to date list of the names that ALL ACCESS knows about who have been laid off:

  • AMY MALONE, evenings at WKDD/AKRON/CANTON, Production Dir. Promotions Dir. and PSA Dir. for WKDD, WRQK, WHOF, WHLO/AKRON/CANTON is findable at amp42578@gmail.com
  • ANGELA DODSON, iHEARTMEDIA SPOKE Promotions Director, (509) 216-5544
  • ASHLEY CAVALIERE, middays WKCI/NEW HAVEN, Production and Creative Services Producer for the National imaging team, as well as a production center producer after 13 years with the company, can be contacted at Ashleyonair@gmail.com or (203) 907-7802
  • BILL BLACK, Dir./Urban Programming, WJLB & WMXD/DETROIT reachable at (313) 801 5454 or billblack2@gmail.com
  • BILL MCALLISTER, morning host at Classic Rock WLLZ (DETROIT’S WHEELS)/DETROIT; contact BILL at billymj63@gmail.com
  • BILL RYAN, Executive Producer, “JOHNJAY & RICH,” who has been at the company for 11 years next month. Reach him at (310) 686-9161 or billryanjjr@gmail.com
  • BRIAN CHECK, PD AC WISX (106.1 THE BREEZE)/PHILADELPHIA, who’d been with CLEAR CHANNEL/iHEART in PHILLY since 2002. Email: briancheck4@gmail.com  Cell: (484) 919-9438
  • BRITTNEE BROOKS, KIBT (96.1 THE BEAT)/COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 5-year air talent, Social Media Mgr. and Brand Influencer. Email: brittneebrooks8@gmail.com or (719) 282-5551
  • BROOKE MORRISON, middays, WHYI (Y100)/MIAMI, and afternoons, KSLZ/ST. LOUIS. Reach her at (314) 315-0733 or brookealexism@gmail.com
  • CHASE DANIELS, PD/afternoons Country WRWD, Top 40 WPKF and Classic Rock WBWZ. 19+ year vet with stops in BINGHAMTON, UTICA, ELMIRA, ITHACA. Reach CHASE at (607) 321-1153 or chasedaniels106@gmail.com
  • CJ GOODEARL, a Production Director for the past 26 years at the ORLANDO cluster, is open for freelance VO and production projects.  Demos at www.cjvoices.com or contact at cjgoodearl@gmail.com or (407) 341-0473
  • CJ MILLER, PD/Afternoon Drive, KCDA/SPOKANE, WA Reach him at (253) 302-2188
  • COREY ROTIC, 20 year veteran, most recently nights at WMMS/CLEVELAND and was known as “COREY THE BOARD OP” on the nationally syndicated ROVER’s MORNING GLORY can be reached at (216) 240-1866  or coreyroticsucks@gmail.com. He’s launching a short-form Rock News feature “ROTIC REPORT” and you can sign up at theroticreport@gmail.com
  • CORNEL BOGDAN, Senior Account Manager and On-Air Host of “Tangled Up In Blues” at WNCD (93.3 THE WOLF)/YOUNGSTOWN. Email: CB@TANGLEDUPINBLUES.biz website: www.TANGLEDUPINBLUES.biz
  • CORT WEBBER, PD, KFBW (105.9 THE BREW), ALT 102.3 (KKRZ-HD2)/PORTLAND, KEX-A is findable at cortwebber@gmail.com
  • CRYSTAL MCKENZIE, WFBQ(Q95)INDIANAPOLIS Middays and Cluster Production Director. Can be reached at (317) 225-1142, voiceofcrystal@aol.com. 
  • CYNDI LaFRESE, APD and AM host at KMYI/TUCSON and nights on KMXP/PHOENIX. Reach her at cyndila@gmail.com
  • DAMIAN “I DO WINDOWS” MONTEZ, mornings, KGOR/OMAHA is gettable at dajamo74@yahoo.com
  • DAN BLACKMAN, afternoons, AC WISX (106.1 THE BREEZE)/PHILADELPHIA, (856) 906-4861, dannybla@netzero.com 
  • DAVE ROSSI, PD/middays, Classic Rock WNRQ/NASHVILLE, DaveRossi615@gmail.com or (615)970-2111
  • DAVID ALLEN, was Production Director and On-Air at iHEARTMEDIA ORLANDO from 2005 through 2015, then transferred to PD at News/Talk WFLA/TALLAHASSEE, FL, and WFLF/PANAMA CITY, FL. Reach him at davidallenonair@gmailcom
  • DAVID “FINGERS” BELL, APD at News-Talk WFLA-A-W233AV-W256CT-W290BJ/TAMPA; contact DAVID at fingers@fingerspaint.com or (813) 309-0681
  • DAVID “FISCH”, a 25-year broadcast veteran and host of “FISCH In The Morning” on The River 105.9 WHCN (THE RIVER 105.9)/HARTFORD, is out. He formerly produced “The Herd with COLIN COWHERD” on ESPN RADIO, and did mornings on crosstown WMRQ. Reach out at (203) 676-5655 or davidefisch@yahoo.com.
  • DAVE HANSON, PD of WLDI (WILD 95.5)/WEST PALM BEACH,  Reach DAVE at (954) 873-5394 or DDHmusic@aol.com. 
  • DAWN MARCEL,iHEARTMEDIA SPOKANE,Programming Assistant and middays at AC KISC (KISS 98.1). Reach her at divadawnmarcel@yahoo.com.
  • DJ WIZKID, On-Air Talent & Assistant Programmer Weekdays 7pm-12am WJBT/JACKSONVILLE, Weekends WKSL & WBTP/TAMPA. Can be reached at Bookwizkidd@gmail.com or (904) 535-0759
  • DON WILBANKS, Production Director at iHEARTMEDIA NEW ORLEANS since 2008. Reach him at (601) 569-0508 or don.wilbanks@charter.net
  • ELIOT KING MD/nights, WIOQ (Q102)/PHILADELPHIA, (317) 491-3352 or eliottking@yahoo.com
  • ERIC PAULSEN, Middays at WRIT-FM/MILWAUKEE and also previously mornings at WXXM-FM/MADISON, WI, for the past five years. Reach him at (414) 899-5200 or eric@wellstreammedia.com.
  • ETHAN BRINER, PALM BEACH/TREASURE COAST, FL Dir./Marketing & Promotions; reach ETHAN at ethan1788@gmail.com or (561) 889-1188
  • “BIG” FRANK GILBERT, Director of Marketing & Promotions MEMPHIS Cluster (WHRK, KJMS, WEGR, KWNW, WREC, WHAL & WDIA).  Let go after 26 years. Reach him at (901) 643-4784, frankgilbertjr@yahoo.com
  • GAVAN BRUDERER, Commercial & Imaging Producer/SALT LAKE CITY. Contact him at (801) 695-1264, gavanbruderer@gmail.com
  • GAVIN, morning co-host at WKSS (KISS 95-7)/HARTFORD can be contacted at (860) 803-5720
  • HUNTER QUINN, mornings KTCZ (CITIES 97)/MINNEAPOLIS at djhunterquinn@gmail.com or (262) 893-1993
  • J.J. COOK, SVPP/CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, is around at (319) 329-3714 or iowaviking@mchsi.com
  • JAGGER, PD, WKSS/HARTFORD is a free agent at jaggerwthrowdown@gmail.com or (203) 535-6337
  • JAMI “CANDY” LANDIS, middays KIOC (BIG DOG 106) and afternoons KCOL (COOL 92.5)/BEAUMONT, TX and Production Dir. for 21 years is at jamilandis1978@gmail 
  • JARED FALLON, PD, KBKS/SEATTLE is out and available at (715) 308-4508 or jaredpfallon@gmail.com
  • JASON PHELPS Jingle Producer/Audio Producer, The Studio @ iHeartMedia – National Team, reach him at songwriterj@gmail.com or (404) 788-6272
  • JAVA JOEL MURPHY, PD/afternoons Top 40 WAKS and PD Hip Hop WAKS-HD2 (REAL 106.1)/CLEVELAND reachable at javajoelmurphy@gmail.com or (315) 267-6182
  • JEFF COCHRAN, SVPP/PD, KAAZ & KODJ/SALT LAKE CITY for 13 years, with IHEART for 20 years. Previous PD gigs WLIT/CHICAGO, KOSI/DENVER, KEZK/ST LOUIS, KMZQ/LAS VEGAS and IHEART/BOISE RVP/Programming. Contact Jeff by phone (801) 580-5686, email JeffCochranPD@gmail.com
  • JEN RICHER, Midday Host/News Dir. at News-Talk WWDC-HD2-W284CQ (WONK-FM)/WASHINGTON, DC, reachable at jenricher@gmail.com
  • JESSICA TILLBERG, Promotions/Production Director iHEARTMEDIA/QUAD CITIES, 20 years with the cluster. jessica.tillberg@yahoo.com 
  • JIM DORMAN, SVP/Programming for WICHITA and PD of Country KZSN (102.1 THE BULL) and AC sister KRBB (B98). Reach him at jimdorman2@aol.com or (615) 601-6436
  • JIM O’HARA, iHEARTMEDIA SVPP/QUAD CITIES is callable at (563) 528-9369
  • JIMMIE KASKA – Digital Content Dir./Sports PBP, producer, anchor, & host, MILWAUKEE & MADISON (WI); Former news/talk/sports program director and sports director, EAU CLAIRE (WI) – 17 years in broadcasting with iHEARTMEDIA. jimmiekaska@gmail.com & (608) 698-3650
  • JIMMY ELLIOTT, PD/MD/mornings, WOVK/WHEELING, WV, out after 27 years is at jimmyelliottschlosser@gmail.com
  • JOEL RILEY, after 26 years with the company and most recently the morning host at News-Talk WTVN-A/COLUMBUS, OH, has exited; reach him at golfstyleguy@Hotmail.com or (614) 519-6960
  • JOHN McKEIGHAN, Program Director, KDRB-FM (100.3 THE BUS)/DES MOINES, IA. Reach him at Jmckeigh@hotmail.com.
  • JO-JO, 43-year vet, middays and afternoons at WSOL/JACKSONVILLE for 23 years, and 12 years on iHEARTCUSTOM, afternoons and overnights. Reach him at jo-stl108@hotmail.com.
  • JORDAN DESOCIO, APD/MD KSLZ/ST. LOUIS, (513) 315-5826, or at radiogeek@gmail.com
  • JUSTIN MILLER, Exec. Producer, Programming Lead ^ Digital Lead for WWHT, WHEN/Syracuse and WKGS/Rochester, NY. Reach him at justinrichardmiller112@gmail.com
  • KEITH ABRAMS, SVPP/CLEVELAND AREA & OM iHEARTMEDIA/CLEVELAND and PD at Rocker WMMS and Classic Hits WMJI is at (440) 665-2278 or reach him at keithabrams961@gmail.com
  • KERRY WOLFE, SVP/Programming for MILWAUKEE and Country WMIL (FM 106.1) PD out after 31 years. Reach him at kerrylwolfe@hotmail.com or (414) 788-3764
  • KEVIN WHITE, Producer & Imaging WMZQ/WASHINGTON is reachable at kevin.p.white1986@gmail.com or (443) 908-8063
  • KIRK MARSKE, PD/Morning Show Host WOC (1420-A)/DAVENPORT, IA, and PD WFXN (Fox SPORTS RADIO 1230). Email him at marskemusic@gmail.com
  • KJ CARSON, mornings at Rhythmic AC WKAF/BOSTON and can be reached at kjthedjboston@gmail.com or at (617) 329-9708
  • KRISTAN BREWER, Digital Content Dir., BILOXI, MS (SOUTH EAST REGION)
  • KRISTINA KAGE – 21 years in the PORTLAND, OR market, including AM drive at KXJM, afternoons KKCW, VT TAMPA, DETROIT, PHOENIX. (360) 931-3155 and KristinaMKage@gmail.com
  • KRISTI ADAMS, iHEARTMEDIA INDIANAPOLIS Cluster Marketing and Promotions Director. Can be reached at (317) 410-4571. 
  • MARK CARBONARO, PD/Chief Operator/Ass’t. CE at News-Talk KION-A-K266BD/MONTEREY, CA; reach MARK at markcarbonaro1@gmail.com or (831) 206-8578
  • MARK LILLIE, PD for the FARMINGTON, NM, cluster. Reach him at (303) 704-0700 or lillie.mark@gmail.com
  • MATT CRUZ, APD of KDJE, mid-days KDJE, and Director of Promotions and Marketing for all ARKAMSAS – LITTLE ROCK, FAYAETTVILLE, and FORTSMITH. (KDJE, KSSN, KMJX, KHKN, KKIX, KMXF,KEZA,KIGL,KMAG,KZBB,KKBD, KWHN) Can be reached at matthewspersonalemail@gmail.com  or  (501).410.0682
  • MATT CULBREATH, Creative Services Director, Sports, News Talk WSPD-AM and Sports WCWA AM, TOLEDO reachable at m@culbreath.us
  • MATT JOHNSON, PD KSLZ/ST. LOUIS, (937) 238-8789, or find him at matthot1079@hotmail.com
  • MATT LOI, Programming Assistant and Weekender, Classic Rock KKZX/SPOKANE, WA (509) 308-6332
  • MATT PROVOST, Digital Director/On Air Talent HARTFORD and NEW HAVEN, on air talent for WKCI/NEW HAVEN and WKSS/HARTFORD as well as WRNX/SPRINGFIELD, MA and Digital Director at IHEARTMEDIA/NEW HAMPSHIRE for 5 years before coming to iHEARTMEDIA/CONNECTICUT in 2018. Get to MATT at mattprovost1@gmail.com or mattpro.media
  • MATTHEW JARECKI, afternoon host, iHEARTMEDIA Sports KGME-A (FOX SPORTS 910)/PHOENIX. Email him at mjarecki94@gmail.com
  • MICHAEL RIVERA, PD Spoken Word Formats and PD/afternoon driver at Country KHEY/EL PASO, TX and Country KBQI/ALBUQUERQUE. He also oversaw operations for News-Talk KTSM-A and Sports KHEY-A/EL PASO. Reach him at mjrivera1980@gmail.com 
  • MIKE BELL, PD KDFO, KRAB, KHTY, KBFP-A&F/BAKERSFIELD and afternoons at KDFO (98.5 THE FOX), an 18 year veteran of the cluster is approachable at mikebell1958@gmail.com or (661) 302 – 2095
  • MIKE “FLOUNDER” DALY was at iHEARTMEDIA for almost 30 years, starting with JACOR/TAMPA in ’91 and transferring to SAN DIEGO in ‘99. He remains the voice of PRODUCTION VAULT ROCK and is available for voiceover work at (619) 887-4277 or mike@floundervo.com
  • MIKE KILLABREW, SVP/Programming INDIANAPOLIS cluster (WFBQ, WOLT, WZRL, WNDE, WOLT-HD2), former Director of Rock Programming WWDC, WBIG and former PD WXTB and WDAE. Reach him at (515) 608-2460 and killabrew@hotmail.com
  • MIKE McCABE, PD WZFT/BALTIMORE is at (607) 644-5222, kerrpayne@gmail.com
  • MIKE MCKAY, PD/Mornings WQRB (HOT COUNTRY B95)/EAU CLAIRE, WI and PM drive WATQ (MOOSE COUNTRY106.7). With B95 since day one, 27+ years. Cell: (715) 894-7714 and email: mckprod@charter.net
  • MICHAEL “MIKIE” DELLINGER iHEART/CLEAR CHANNEL Veteran of 18 years PD/PMD, KTMQ (Q103.3 TEMECULA’S ROCK), KMYT (RADIO 94.5) TEMECULA VALLEY’s Alternative Rock PD, (951).743.1889 and MGDellinger@gmail.com 
  • MIKE TIPTON, Production Manager for the EL PASO Market (KPRR, NPRR, KTSM-AM, KTSM-FM, KHEY-AM, KHEY-FM) and  Afternoon Sports Show Host/Promotions Director on KHEY-FM Reach Mike at (915) 342-3303 or mrtipton33@gmail.com 
  • NATALIE DIPIETRO, Integrated Marketing Sales Mgr. in MILWAUKEE. Reach NATALIE at DiPietroN@aol.com or (414) 429-1037
  • NIA MARCIANTE, Promotions Dir. WMZQ and WBIG/WASHINGTON, DC: Nia.Marciante@gmail.com
  • PETER MORLEY – Prod Dir. WWSW (3WS) & WPGB/PITTSBURGH 
  • PHIL TOWER, longtime Dir./News & Content and Programming at News-Talk WOOD-A-F/GRAND RAPIDS, reachable at philtower@gmail.com
  • REX LONG, PD at KHFI – KASE-HD2/AUSTIN, TX, Reach REX at RL45401@gmail.com or (737) 703-8175 
  • RYAN KRAMER, PD at Top 40/Rhythmic KPEZ and Sports KVET-AM/AUSTIN, TX, reach RYAN at Ryanweatherman25@gmail.com or (970) 443-7388
  • RYAN POORE, Digital PD for the SALT LAKE CITY market for nearly 19 years; reach RYAN at me@ryanpoore.com or (801) 557-2077
  • SCOTT HAMMER, Digital Project Manager/Digital Content Director DETROIT REGION/NORTHERN OHIO REGION WIOT, WVKS, WRVF, WCKY, WCWA-A, WSPD-A plus seven other markets can be found at (419) 297-0004 or scotthammer8s@outlook.com
  • SCOTT KUNDA, PD POUGHKEEPSIE, NY and SUSSEX, NJ for 10 years. Reach him at scottkunda69@gmail.com
  • SCOTT RUSK, iHEARTMEDIA SPOKANE, Production Director and Afternoons at Classic Rock 98.9 KKZX, National Production Center team. Reach him at (509) 885-4096 or scottrusk@hotmail.com.
  • SHARI STONE, from “Mornings With MONTEZ & SHARI” on KGOR/OMAHA, NE. She can be reached at ShariStone@Hotmail.com
  • SHAUN VINCENT, APD/MD/Afternoons Hot AC WMMX (MIX 107.7)/DAYTON. He was a 23-year MIX veteran. Reach him at:  Shaunvincent321@yahoo.com  
  • SHAWN GARRETT, Regional Digital Director in SEATTLE AND PORTLAND exits after nearly 14 years. Worked in LA, PHILLY, NYC and SEATTLE. (818) 748-7655 and shawno@gmail.com
  • SHELBY TARANTO, iHEARTMEDIA/BOSTON Production Dir., and middays at Active Rocker WGIR/MANCHESTER, NH is findable at  (781) 530-7560 or shelbytaranto.com or shelbytaranto1@gmail.com
  • SHERI VAN DYKE – APD/middays WWSW (3WS)/PITTSBURGH is reachable at (412) 841-5006 or 945sheri@gmail.com
  • STACY LYN, News Anchor/Morning Host, Show Host at News-Talk WWDC-HD2-W284CQ (WONK-FM)/WASHINGTON, DC and Midday host for iHEART Classic Hits and Oldies custom formats; find STACY at stacylynmoore@gmail.com or StacyLynVoiceovers.com
  • STEVE CARNEY is out after nearly 15 years at iHEARTMEDIA/TAMPA, as a host and producer. Reach out to him at carneyontheradio@gmail.com or (727) 692-4881
  • STEVE-O LATART, Exec. Producer, THE DAVE RYAN SHOW, KDWB/MINNEAPOLIS is at (612) 270-3278 or stevelatart@gmail.com
  • STEVE POWERS, OM, MOBILE, AL
  • TEMPLE HANCOCK, Morning Show Producer and on air talent WNRQ (1059 THE ROCK)/NASHVILLE and host of The Temple Of Rock podcast. (615)-605-5525 or email at templelundy@gmail.com
  • TERRY O’DONNELL, WKKF, WRVE, WRVE-HD2/ALBANY, NY 518-257-6714 and terryod@nycap.rr.com 
  • TIM HERBSTER, SVP/Programming, PD KKRZ & KXJM/PORTLAND and is at (201) 725-4525 or timherbster@gmail.com
  • TODD BERRY, OM, JACKSON, MS
  • TODD VIOLETTE, WOLT (ALT 1033)/INDIANAPOLIS PD/PM Drive and Director of Events. Can be reached at (317) 499-4933. 
  • TOM SCHMID, morning show producer for the last nine years (after seven years part-time) at News-Talk WTVN-A/COLUMBUS, OH, was among the departures; he’s reachable at ThomasBlixa@AOL.Com and (614) 439-3780
  • TONY McGINTY, co-host of THE STANSBURY SHOW ON WRQK/CANTON, OH and Digital Content Coordinator for AKRON/CANTON, CLEVELAND/YOUNGSTOWN is around at (440) 554-6556 or tmcginty0@gmail.com
  • TREVOR MORINI SVPP, iHEARTMEDIA/RALEIGH and PD at WDCG (G105), WDCG HD-2, WRDU, WTKK/RALEIGH, reachable at (508) 317-9414 and tmorini91@yahoo.com
  • YANCEY SANFORD, Information Technology/Web Content, LAUREL-HATTIESBURG, MS, had been with the cluster for 29.5 years, with iHEART/CLEAR CHANNEL for 20 years in varying capacities from IT to on-air, to news reader and is reachable at sanford.yancey@gmail.com

If you have been caught up in the RIF, please send a note to ALL ACCESS here with your name, position, station(s), and contact information and we will post it.




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