Executive Vice President | Programming Operations, iHeartMedia, Inc.
Jon never had a “plan B.” After meeting Wolfman Jack on the NBC Tour at the age of 8, he knew he wanted to be on the radio and program radio stations. Jon’s first time on the air was at the age of 14 when he joined his high school radio station in Franklin Lakes, NJ.
Now, 35 years later, Jon has worked with over 100 markets across the country specializing in ratings and revenue growth through brand development, strategic and financial planning and the coaching and mentoring of talent. Jon’s experience includes programming, operations, marketing, mergers & acquisitions and product start-ups & turnarounds from his senior management positions at iHeartMedia, Sirius XM and CBS Radio.
Jon currently serves as Executive Vice President of Programming Operations for iHeartMedia, overseeing national programming, partner integration, operations and communication to 865 radio stations in 158 markets serving 271 million monthly listeners. As a Regional EVP, Jon oversaw programming for markets of all sizes from coast to coast.
Before joining iHeartMedia, Jon was SVP of Programming for Sirius XM overseeing 100+ channels and helping grow the subscriber base from 1m to over 20m. Jon spent nine years as VP of CHR and Hot AC programming for CBS Radio, WBMX & WODS Boston VP of Programming and KMXV, KSRC, KFKF & KBEQ Kansas City VP of Programming. Jon also worked as an OM, PD and On-Air Talent in Phoenix, Columbus, Greensboro, Oklahoma City and Fresno.
A recent Senior Programmer of the Year winner at the Worldwide Radio Summit, Jon has also been recognized by Billboard, Radio & Records, FMQB, Gavin and the Kansas City Media Professionals as OM/PD of the Year and five times as one of Radio Ink’s Best PDs in America. He has served on the Board of Governors and the Radio Advisory Council for Children’s Miracle Network, and the faculty for the Conclave, the HD Radio Leadership Team and the National Talent Radio System.
Jon and his wife Patty have three children and live in New York City.