Jill Strada began her radio career in Orlando, FL at WJHM/102 JAMZ in the Marketing & Promotion Department. She later expanded her skills into the Programming Department as an On-Air Personality and Morning Show Producer.
In 1999, Jill headed across the street to competitor, COX Radio who launched WPYO/95.3 PARTY as the Marketing & Promotion Director of the CHR Rhythmic radio station. She became the Music Director of WPYO in 2001 and later flipped the radio station from 95.3 PARTY, a dance/hip hop station, to POWER 95.3, a Hip-Hop focused radio station. Jill continued to develop her career in the programming department, and in December 2005, she was named Program Director of WPYO. Under her direction the station became #1, despite the strength and presence of the two heritage stations in the market, WXXL and her former employer, WJHM.
In July 2007, Emmis Communications offered Jill the opportunity of a lifetime, moving to the #1 market and becoming the Assistant Program Director & Music Director for WQHT/HOT 97 in New York. In March 2009, Emmis added the role of Program Director of heritage Urban AC radio station, WRKS/98.7 KISS-FM to Jill’s title. She remained in New York until August 2011 when she made her move to Miami to become the Program Director of WPOW/POWER 96.
In 2013 Jill Strada left the sunshine state to join Greater Media Inc. for the launch of WBQT-FM/HOT 96.9, a Rhythm AC station, playing throwback hip hop along with current hits, in Boston.
After the success of that launch, she moved back to Miami, FL to start up a Top 40 station for COX Media Group - WFLC/HITS 97.3 in May 2014. After one year in a tough competitive battle, Jill’s new station defeated her two heritage competitors. In May 2015, Strada also took over WEDR/99 JAMZ as the Director of Branding & Programming. And in March 2018, Jill Strada was promoted to the Director of Operations for COX Media Miami Group, overseeing all four radio brands as well as marketing, digital and community departments for the media cluster.
Jill has won numerous awards and accolades, including S.I.N.’s “Hip Hop Music Director of the Year (2007, 2008, 2010) and Top 40 Program Director of the Year (2014), Radio Ink’s “Most Influential Women in Radio” (2011, 2012).