iHeartMedia announced today that Alex Mac has been named Afternoon Personality and Music Director for ALT 106.3, Des Moines’ Alternative Rock station, as well as Evening Personality for ALT 104.9, St. Louis’ Alternative Rock station, effective October 30. iHeartMedia Des Moines has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than eight stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Alex will broadcast from 2 – 7p.m. on ALT 106.3 in Des Moines and 7 p.m. – midnight on ALT 104.9 in St. Louis, including a variety of Alternative Rock hits from artists such as Twenty One Pilots, blink-182, and Foo Fighters. As Music Director of ALT 106.3, he will also assist in the day-to-day operations of the station and its music programming. He will report to Dustin Fletcher, Director of Alternative Rock Programming for the St. Louis Region and Greg Chance, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Des Moines.
“Passion and drive are just two of the qualities that Alex will bring to the table,” Chance said. “He is very engaged and I look forward to working with him and driving ALT 106.3 in Des Moines and also ALT 104.9 in St. Louis.”
Alex Mac joins the Des Moines market from iHeartMedia Richmond, where he most recently served as the Night Host on XL102, Richmond’s Alternative Rock station. He began his career with iHeartMedia Richmond as a Promotions Assistant and is a graduate of University of Richmond.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to join such a strong market with great leaders and mentors,” said Mac. “I’m honored to be a part of the team that’s destined to lead the Alternative Rock format in the region.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Des Moines market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, the leading all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with more than 1.4 billion app downloads and 100 million registered users.
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