iHeartMedia announced today that Dustin “Fletcher” Matthews has been named Program Director for Modern Rock WEND (106.5 The End)/Charlotte, effective June 10. As PD, Dustin will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the station’s music, on-air personalities, programming, promotions and digital operations. He will report to Chadwick “A.J.” Hausknecht, Region Senior Vice President for iHeartMedia’s Virginia-Carolina Region.
“Dustin is one of the best alternative format programmers in the country,” said A.J. “His unmeasurable creativity and distinctive out-of-the-box thinking will be a great addition to our super passionate and strategic programming family here at iHeartMedia Charlotte.”
“It’s truly an honor to join the iHeartMedia Charlotte team and I am beyond thrilled to work with the esteemed The Woody & Wilcox Show, and popular on-air personalities like Tamo and Palmer to lead the legendary 106.5 The End into its 25th year,” said Dustin. “Thanks to the entire iHeartMedia senior leadership team for their support and this incredible opportunity. I am excited for what we have in store.”
Dustin brings over 10 years of programming expertise to his new role. Before joining 106.5 The End, he served as Director of Alternative Rock Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region. He has held several programming roles for various stations, including KLLT/St. Louis, KDXA/Des Moines, WRXL/Richmond, WFNX/Boston, WFXH/Savannah, WDYL/Richmond and WFNZ/Knoxville. Dustin began his career at WIMZ/Knoxville.