iHeartMedia Markets Group Creates New Southwest Division

iHeartMedia Markets Group Creates New Southwest Division

Kevin LeGrett Becomes New Division’s President

Regions in Former Central Division Reconfigured to Better Enhance Synergies Among Operating Regions

October 4, 2016 – New York, NY - iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, announced today that its iHeartMedia Markets Group is creating a new Southwest Division that will include many Regions formerly in its Central Division. Other former Central Division Regions will be moved into the West and Midwest/Southeast Divisions to better align them with the right resources and operating structure.

Kevin LeGrett, formerly iHeartMedia’s Los Angeles Region President, will become President of the new Southwest Division, which will now include the Los Angeles, San Diego/Riverside, Arizona, Red River, Houston, Dallas and Austin/San Antonio Regions. He will continue to report to Greg Ashlock, President of iHeartMedia West, and will also become a member of the company’s senior executive Operating Committee.

In addition to overseeing the new Southwest Division, Ashlock will add the Denver, Western Great Lakes and Omaha Regions to his existing West Division. The St. Louis, Nashville and Mid-South Regions will move to the Midwest/Southeast Division under President Tom McConnell. The Pittsburgh Region, formerly part of the Midwest/Southeast Division, will now move to the Northeast Division under President Hartley Adkins. Both LeGrett and Ashlock will continue to operate from iHeartMedia West’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

About iHeartMedia

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers users the country's top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.