iHeartMedia announced that Taylor Walet has been elevated to Area President of the Nebraska-Iowa area, effective immediately. iHeartMedia’s Nebraska-Iowa area has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 36 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 of the Nebraska-Iowa area, he will add oversight to his portfolio of stations and be responsible for all operations across the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Walet will also continue to oversee the Sioux City, Omaha, and Ogallala markets, in the Nebraska area. He will continue to report to Shosh Abromovich, Division President for iHeartMedia.
“We have an exceptional team of talent and leaders throughout the states of Nebraska and Iowa,” said Shosh Abromovich, Division President for iHeartMedia Multi-Platform Group. “The synergy of this new Area will help drive additional cohesion and shared success. Taylor’s leadership skills, focus on a collaborative and winning culture, along with attention to our local communities, will drive more success across these six markets.”
Walet is a media veteran. He joined iHeartMedia in 2007 as a Market President for iHeartMedia Omaha. Before this, he served as a VP for the National Division of Jacor Communications, a radio-media corporation, where he managed over 40 radio stations in seven markets until iHeartMedia acquired the company. In addition, he previously served as a Director of Sales for Radio One and a Market Manager for Citadel Broadcasting Inc, along with several other leadership roles across the industry. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
“I am very excited to partner with Joel McCrae and the rest of our iHeartMedia Iowa leadership team to take advantage of the strengths that Iowa and Nebraska can maximize by working together,” said Walet.
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Nebraska-Iowa area 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.