iHeartMedia has announced today that Adam Rivers has been named Program Director for New Haven, effective immediately. Rivers will be responsible for overseeing the programming, music, on-air personalities, promotions and digital operations for Top 40 WKCI (KC101), 100.9 The Beat, ESPN Radio 1300 WAVZ and News/Talk 960 WELI. He will report to Joey Brooks, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Hartford and New Haven and will continue to serve as an afternoon host for KC101.
“Over the past several years, Adam has truly been the backbone here at KC101 and a staple in Connecticut radio,” said Steve Honeycomb, Region President for iHeartMedia Hartford. “Adam’s years of experience and the way he engages with his listeners go far beyond his afternoon drive show and we couldn’t be happier to see him evolve into this new role here in New Haven, Connecticut.”
Rivers has served as the APD/MD for iHeartMedia Connecticut’s KC101 and WKSS (KISS 95-7) since 2013. He also served as the Program Director for KISS 98.3 in Winchester, Virginia, a swing talent for WMAS-FM in Springfield, Massachusetts as well as assistant program director/marketing director and night host for WILI-FM in Willimantic, Connecticut. He began his career at KISS 95-7 in Hartford, Connecticut.
“A special thanks to iHeartMedia New Haven and Hartford, the market leaders and everyone else who has played a continuing part in my development as a programmer and on-air talent,” said Rivers. “I look forward to many years of continued success at iHeartRadio New Haven.”