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Tommy Austin Named Vice President of Programming For iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Chicago

photo-18 announced today that Tommy Austin has been named Vice President of Programming and Program Director for WLIT- FM, effective March 21, 2013. Austin will oversee all programming and digital operations for the seven-station cluster.
“Tommy Austin will bring more than two decades of programming experience to the Chicago market,” said Earl Jones, Market President, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Chicago. “We look forward to him providing his tremendous programming expertise to the market and enhancing our already high- performing stations.”
Austin most recently served as the Regional Program Manager for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment’s stations in St. Louis and Kansas. His career includes programming roles for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) stations in Minneapolis, Portland and Austin, with experience in multiple formats including AC, CHR, Oldies (Rhythmic/Classic Hits), Classic Rock, Urban AC/Mainstream, Inspirational, Country and News Talk.
“I am beyond thrilled to join iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Chicago and learn from the seasoned Program Directors and staff,” said Austin. “I would like to thank the entire iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) team ““ I’m very enthusiastic to start this next chapter in my life.”
Austin replaces Tony Coles who was recently promoted to iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Programming for the West Region.

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