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Monday, February 27, 2017

iHeart Media San Diego/Riverside Names New SVP and PD

By Joe Nelson
iHEARTMEDIA SAN DIEGO/RIVERSIDE ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING AND NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF KGGI-FM

San Diego, Ca. – February 27, 2017 – iHeartMedia announced today that Rob Scorpio has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the San Diego/Riverside region, and that Kid Jay has been named Program Director of KGGI-FM in Riverside, effective immediately.  iHeartMedia’s San Diego/Riverside region has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital, encompassing 13 radio stations comprised of music, talk and news formats. 
Currently, Scorpio oversees iHeartRadio’s six stations in Riverside/San Bernadino, while also acting as program director of KSSX-FM in San Diego and KGGI-FM in Riverside. In his newly expanded role, Scorpio will now oversee both markets, working closely with the programming, digital and promotion teams to develop and execute strategies that increase audience and ratings.
 “Rob has successfully lead iHeartMedia’s Riverside stations for the last 4 years, and I’m thrilled that the entire San Diego market will now benefit from his tremendous programming experience and management insights,” said Melissa Forrest, Region President iHeartMedia San Diego/Riverside. 
Scorpio brings more than 15 years of radio industry experience to his new position. As Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Riverside/San Bernadino region, he managed multiple formats including CHR, Rock, Spanish, News-Talk and Sports. Prior to joining iHeartMedia in 2013, Scorpio worked as a media consultant and served as Operations Manager in Washington DC, and Vice President of Programming in Los Angeles, CA for various radio groups. Scorpio has also programmed top stations in Washington DC, Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX.
“I’ve developed a great relationship with the team in San Diego over the last year and I can’t wait to be engaged with them on a daily basis,” said Scorpio.  “John Peake is a hard to act to follow but I’m up for the challenge.”  

Kid Jay, has enjoyed a successful career as a professional club and concert DJ.  He joined KGGI-FM in 2003 and is currently the station’s nighttime host.  Kid Jay will continue his on-air role at KGGI-FM while also assuming day-to-day programming operations of the station, which is a consistent ratings leader for the Riverside-San Bernadino market.  

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the San Diego/Riverside 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, podcasting and live radio service.

About iHeartMedia San Diego:
iHeartMedia owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; KSSX-FM in San Diego and KFNY-AM; KGGI-FM; KKDD-FM; KMYT-FM; KTDD-AM; KTMQ-FM in Riverside 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 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 at iHeartRadio.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 900 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 95 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.

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