Staudt Exits iHM as VP/Podcasting, Launches Jam Street Media
|RADIO ONLINE | Friday, July 19, 2019|
iHeartRadio VP/Podcast Programming Matty Staudt exits to launch Jam Street Media as President. The 30-year radio veteran will be joined at the new company by Jessica Navarro, who served as Executive VP and Head of Production at Mark Wahlberg's Unrealistic Ideas. Previously, Staudt was Digital PD at iHM's cluster in San Francisco cluster before being upped to VP/Podcast Programming in May, 2108. In addition, he also is the host of HeartRadio's popular "Access Podcast."
Staudt said, "I have loved my time at iHeart and getting to be radio's first VP/Podcast Programming was the culmination of 29 years of work in radio, eight years in higher education, and 12 years in podcasting. In the time I have spent with iHeart I have been able to help launch hundreds of podcasts and create podcast networks in every major market in the United States. The talent at iHeart is the best and it's been my pleasure to work with them and help them move forward into the world of podcasting."
Staudt began his career at his hometown station WQZK-FM/Winchester, VA and has since worked as a producer, consultant and mentor at stations across the country. In 2008, he became part of the startup team and first director of content and community for the podcasting app, Stitcher before moving to Premiere Networks as a consulting producer. He's also a teacher at the Academy of Art University where he developed the first podcast production program of its kind in the U.S. and their first branded content course.
Staudt also said he would continue to host "Access Podcast" for iHeartRadio. Find out more about the new company at jamstreetmedia.com.