iHeartMedia has announced that Tony Matteo has been named Region Senior Vice President of Programming for its Central California/Nevada region, effective immediately. Matteo will work with on-air personalities and program directors from the 36 radio station brands in iHeartMedia’s Central California/Nevada region to oversee on-air content and music programming.

“We’re excited to bring someone of Tony’s caliber to the Central California/Nevada region,” said Glynn Alan, President of iHeartMedia’s Central California/Nevada Region. “His experience and leadership will propel our ratings and revenue growth across the region.”

“Las Vegas has been on a roll and we’re confident Tony will continue to build the success of brands like Sunny and The Bull, while growing The Mountain and Real to new levels of success,” said Steve Geofferies, EVP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s West Division. “His experience and steady approach will be a true asset to iHeartMedia’s Central California / Nevada region.”

Tony previously worked as the Region Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Omaha Region based in Wichita, KS. He also served as the Program Director for 106.5 The Lake in Cleveland, Ohio, and Program Director for iHeartMedia Springfield, Missouri.

“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a group of incredibly talented programmers, on-air talent and managers in the Wichita Market and Omaha Region and together we’ve accomplished much,” said Matteo. “The outstanding brands built by the iHM Central California/Nevada team have a ton of momentum. I’ll be proud to join and help continue the region’s winning streak.”