iHeartMedia has announced today that Joey Brooks has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Hartford and New Haven markets, effective October 1. iHeartMedia Connecticut has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 9 stations comprised of music, talk and news formats. Brooks will be responsible for the development of local programming strategies, including overseeing on-air content, digital strategy, music programming and on-air personalities. He will report to Steve Honeycomb, President, iHeartMedia, Hartford Region.
“Joey’s experience of leadership, drive and passion for radio will be an amazing addition to our iHeartMedia teams in Hartford and New Haven,” said Steve Honeycomb, President of iHeartMedia’s Hartford Region. “There is no doubt that Joey will take our nine market-leading radio brands to the next level as we continue to provide the best entertainment for our listeners.”
Brooks joins the iHeartMedia Connecticut market from iHeartMedia Miami, where he served as Program Director for WMIA and Assistant Program Director for WHYI (Y100). He also served as the Music Director for CHUM Toronto from 2009-2012, Assistant Program Director at iHeart’s WIOQ (Q102) Philadelphia from 2006-2009, and started his career as Air Personality for iHeart’s WXKS (KISS 108) Boston in 2001. In Hartford, he worked at WKSS (KISS 95.7) serving as Assistant Program Director, Music Director, and Air Personality from 2002-2006.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to come back to Connecticut and help lead such an amazing group of legendary stations that are full of heritage and great talent,” said Brooks. “iHeartMedia Connecticut has established an amazing track record of delivering great programming to our community and having fun while doing it. I can’t wait to get started.”