iHeartMedia Chicago announced today Joel Kelly has been named Vice President of Sales for the Chicago Region, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Chicago has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – including 103.5 KISS FM, 93.9 MY FM, 107.5 WGCI Chicago, V103, BIG 95.5, Inspiration 1390 and produces legendary marquee events including 107.5 WGCI Summer Jam, 107.5 WGCI Big Jam, V103 Summer Block Party, BIG 95.5 BIG Code of Honor Concert, Inspiration 1390’s Biggest Give & Receive Holiday Concert, and 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball.
iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Vice President of Sales, Kelly will work closely with the sales team to create unique marketing opportunities that deliver a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, personalities and live events. “Joel is a highly talented leader with a skill set unrivaled in the industry,” said Matt Scarano,
Region President for iHeartMedia Chicago. “His passion, tenacity and management style make him a key contributor to the success of our iHeartMedia team.”
“Joel’s promotion is a representation of his hard work, ability to serve our clients and talent for motivating and leading staff all while meeting the needs of the Chicago Region,” said Jerry Schnacke, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region. “He has an established track record of producing success and we are very excited for his expanded role on our team.”
Kelly joined iHeartMedia Chicago in 2014 as General Sales Manager after serving three years as a Senior Account Executive at WUSN-FM and Local Sales Manager at WBBM-AM in Chicago. He also spent seven years as an Account Executive for iHeartMedia San Diego. Prior
to his career in media, Kelly worked as an Athlete Manager for Imani Sports representing professional athletes with an emphasis on basketball and football. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
“We have a great team here at iHeartMedia Chicago, and I am honored to have the opportunity to play an increased role for such a world-class company,” said Kelly. “This promotion is an exciting yet challenging new chapter for my career and I can’t wait to see how it evolves.” iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Chicago Region and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 100 million registered users.