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  • iHeartMedia Promotes Brad Hardin to Chief Operating Officer For its National Programming Group

    NEW YORK – January 25, 2019 – iHeartMedia announced today that Brad Hardin has been named Chief Operating Officer of its National Programming Group, effective immediately. Hardin will report to Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia.

    In his new role, Hardin will continue to manage programming efforts for iHeartMedia’s 850 radio brands in 150 markets and provide a vast array of national programming assets, services and resources to local programmers across the U.S. He will oversee iHeartMedia’s Executive Vice Presidents of Programming, the Brand Management in-house format team, Talent Development, Research and Marketing.

    “I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Brad in leading the programming for our stations,” said Poleman. “His extensive programming experience gives us tremendous insights into the nuances of station dynamics and opportunities. I’m excited to get to collaborate with him for years to come as we continue to grow iHeart’s programming.”

    Hardin has held programming leadership roles with iHeartMedia for over 20 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the National Programming Group. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Programming for Major Markets. Hardin’s extensive programming background also includes Senior Vice President of Programming for Major Markets, Regional Vice President of Programming for Southeast Markets and programming leadership positions in Tampa, Cincinnati, Dayton and Louisville.

    “It’s an exciting time for iHeartMedia – audio has never been hotter,” said Hardin. “I look forward to continuing to work very closely with our programming leadership, market leading brands and influential talent.”

    About iHeartMedia

    iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including more than 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.