iHeartMedia announced today that Kristy Beebe has been named Area President for the newly formed Kentucky/Carolina Area, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Kentucky/Carolina has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 47 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. As Area President, Beebe will be responsible for all operations over the seven markets in the newly formed Kentucky/Carolina Area, including Louisville, Lexington and Somerset, KY along with Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Florence, SC. She will report to Nick Gnau, Division President for iHeartMedia.
“Kristy has shown success in every opportunity that has been presented, she knows how to build culture and high performing teams,” said Gnau. “Her passion for serving the community, our portfolio of assets and her team makes her the perfect choice to lead this newly developed Area. I look forward to working with Kristy and watching her continued successes over the seven markets in the Kentucky/Carolina Area.”
Kristy Beebe joins the Kentucky/Carolina Area from the iHeartMedia Indianapolis cluster where she most recently served as the Market President. She also served as the Vice President of Sales for the iHeartMedia Kentucky markets. She began her career at Cumulus Broadcasting in Toledo, Ohio and is a graduate of Lourdes College.
“I am excited to be leading the alignment of the Kentucky/Carolina Area within the Gnau Division,” said Beebe. “Our combined talent and resources will create exciting new opportunities and growth within this newly formed group of markets!”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Louisville, Lexington, Somerset, Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and the Florence market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.