iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Austin announced today that JT Bosch has been named Vice President of Programming, effective immediately.
“JT has done an exceptional job in leading our country brands and I am confident that he will continue to build upon the positive momentum the Austin station group has experienced,” said Pam McKay, Market President, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Austin. “I am equally excited to have him as my programming partner and look forward to much continued success.”
“I can’t thank Pam McKay, Kelly Kibler and Brad Hardin enough for their support and belief in me to help lead this amazing cluster,” said Bosch. “I cannot forget Jay Shannon without him, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are and I wouldn’t be here. He gave me the shot to program KASE 101 and 98.1 KVET. I’m so excited to be a part of this team here in Austin!”
JT is a star programmer and will drive the necessary innovation and strategy to continue to improve our great brands,” said Brad Hardin, Executive Vice President of Programming, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment. “This is a well-deserved promotion and I look forward to his leadership as the Vice President Programming for the Austin cluster.”
Bosch began his radio career in 1988 at WUPE in Pittsfield MA, running the board for Red Sox baseball games and overnights. From there he made stops in Glens Falls and Albany, N.Y.; Greenville, N.C.; and Gainesville, FL. In 2003 he joined iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) at WLAN in Lancaster, PA. He later moved to the Harrisburg cluster to program WHKF and WRBT. In 2010 Bosch was named Operations Manager/Regional Programming Manager of the central Pennsylvania region, which included Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown and Williamsport.
CCM+E Austin will now be looking for a Program Director for KHFI and KPEZ.