iHeartMedia names Nate Bell as Program Director for 97.9 WJLB

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Surrounded by current staff members of iHeartMedia Detroit, Nate Bell was officially introduced as Program Director of 97.9 WJLB and Mix 92.3 FM. 

Bell most recently served as Operations Manager and Program Director for WGPR-FM, WDMK-FM and WPZR-FM in Detroit. He has also held programming roles in cities including New York, New Orleans, and Memphis as well as with iHeartMedia in Miami.

“I’m really excited to return to iHeartMedia,” said Bell. “Being able to work with these two iconic Detroit brands is something I look forward to.”

Welcome back Nate Bell !!


See press release below:


Detroit – March 6, 2018 – iHeartMedia announced today that Nate Bell has been named Program Director of 97.9 WJLB, Detroit’s Hip-Hop & R&B, and Mix 92.3, Detroit’s R&B and Throwbacks, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Detroit has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six 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, Bell will be responsible for day-to-day programming oversight of 97.9 WJLB and Mix 92.3. He will report to Tony Travatto, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit. 

 “We are so excited to have Nate back in our Urban programming brain trust,” said Doc Wynter, Executive Vice President of Urban/Hip-Hop Programming Strategy for iHeartMedia’s National Programming Group. “He was missed, but it was destiny for him to come back to iHeartMedia. Things are about to heat up in Detroit!”“Nate is awesome,” said Travatto. “He is one of the top Urban programming minds in the business and has unique knowledge of the Detroit market. Adding him to our team will undoubtedly help our listenership and advertisers.” 

Bell most recently served as Operations Manager and Program Director for WGPR-FM, WDMK-FM and WPZR-FM in Detroit. He has also held programming roles in cities including New York, New Orleans, and Memphis as well as with iHeartMedia in Miami.

“I’m really excited to return to iHeartMedia,” said Bell. “Being able to work with these two iconic Detroit brands is something I look forward to.” 

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Detroit 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 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.

 

About iHeartMedia Detroit

iHeartMedia Detroit owns and operates WKQI-FM, WNIC-FM, WMXD-FM, WJLB-FM, WDTW-FM, WDFN-AM, and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 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 1.7 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 110 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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CONTACT

Tony Travatto

iHeartMedia Detroit

tonytravatto@iheartmedia.com

248-324-5411

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