Pandora has announced the hiring of Johnny Chiang as Senior Director of Country Programming.
Reporting to Vice President of Programming Kevin Stapleford, Chiang will oversee programming for country music at Pandora. He will start July 25.
Chiang joins Pandora from Red Street Records. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at KKBQ in Houston, Texas, where he was named Most Influential Country Program Director in America by Billboard (2016), Radio Ink’s Best Program Directors in Country Radio 13 times, and Radio Ink’s Best Program Directors in America 10 times. During his tenure at KKQB, the station was named CMA’s Major Market Station of the Year three times (2014, 2016, 2018), ACM’s Major Market Station of the Year (2017), and won the Marconi four times (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018).
“Words cannot adequately describe just how thrilled I am to be joining the incredible country team that Kevin Stapleford is assembling at Pandora,” shares Chiang. “I want to thank Kevin and Steve Blatter for believing in me and what my experiences and skill sets can bring to the team.”
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