“Java” Joel Murphy

iHeartMedia Cleveland Names “Java” Joel Murphy Program Director of Top 40 WAKS (96.5 Kiss FM). Murphy takes over for Chris Tyler who recently returned to Boston to oversee sister Classic Rock WZLX. He most recently served as APD/MD and afternoon drive personality for Kiss FM.

“Joel knows great radio and has been an important part of Kiss FM for more than 10 years,” said Keith Hotchkiss, President of iHeartMedia’s North Ohio Region. “I’m excited for him to lead Kiss FM’s strategic and creative direction. We’re ready for him to take the station to the top of the Terminal Tower.”

Murphy said, “Being handed the keys to program 96.5 Kiss FM is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity after being part of the brand for over a decade!”