iHeartMedia has announced today that Chadwick “A.J.” Hausknecht has been named Region Senior Vice President of Programming for the Virginia-Carolina region, effective immediately. A.J. will be responsible for all day-to-day programming and digital operations for iHeartMedia Charlotte. In addition, A.J. will oversee on-air content, digital strategy, music programming and on-air personalities for the Virginia-Carolina region as well. He will report to Dave Carwile, Region President for iHeartMedia’s Virginia-Carolina region.
“We are extremely pleased to have A.J. lead as Region Senior Vice President of Programming for the Virginia-Carolina region,” said Carwile. “A.J. has the experience and passion for talent coaching and developing extraordinary teams. I’ve worked with A.J. in this capacity before and he is a game changer. I am confident that he will make a strong impact and contribution to the Virginia-Carolina region’s ongoing success.”
A.J. most recently served as the Program Director for HITS 96.1and 102.9 The Lake in Charlotte. In addition, he previously served as the Region Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region, Region Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Richmond and Norfolk, Program Director for HOT 107.9 in Syracuse, New York and KISS 106.7 in Rochester, New York. He began his career at WBHT in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“The opportunity to lead all programming efforts in the region is spectacular,” said A.J. “I look forward to working very closely with our talented programmers and on air personalities to ensure continued growth and success of our brands in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. I want to thank iHeartMedia’s senior leadership for their continued insight and support.”