Gator Harrison Named Sr. VP For iHeartMedia’s Nashville Market

Gator Harrison

Gator Harrison

Gator Harrison has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Nashville market, effective immediately. The six-station Nashville cluster includes WSIX-FM, WUBT-FM, WNRQ-FM, WNRQ-HD, WRVW-FM and WLAC-AM.

Harrison will report to RSVPP and iHeartCountry Brand Manager Rod Phillips. Harrison replaces Michael Bryan, who is pursuing another role within the company, according to iHeart spokesperson Kevin Wong.

Harrison will continue to serve as brand coordinator for the Nashville-based iHeartCountry team, which has more than 145 country broadcast radio stations across the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to have Gator join us and oversee programming in Nashville,” said Dan Endom, Region President for iHeartMedia Nashville. “Gator built his network and experience in the industry from the ground up and his proven track record makes him perfectly suited to lead our Nashville station brands’ programming.”

Harrison previously worked as the Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Chattanooga where he oversaw all aspects of on-air and online programming for the market’s five radio station brands.

“The Tennessee community has been great to me throughout my career, and I can’t wait to make them proud in Nashville,” said Gator. “iHeartMedia Nashville is home to six leading radio station brands that I can’t wait to work with and help them continue to connect with listeners every day.”

“The ability to live out my dream of assembling and developing this group of world-class air talent and programmers in Nashville has been something close to an unimaginable experience. To say I’m proud is an understatement. It’s also gratifying to know I’m leaving iHeartMedia-Nashville in terrific hands. Gator Harrison is a great friend, an exceptional programmer, and a strong leader,” said Bryan. “Meanwhile, I’ve spent years growing and developing my own skills and relationships, expanding on my passion for the music and my desire to help foster talent. I’ll be taking all of this on my next adventure and look forward to sharing more soon.”

 

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