iHM/Los Angeles Names Worden VP/P of ALT 98.7
|RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 6:14pm CT||
iHeartMedia names 20-year veteran programmer Lisa Worden as Vice President of Programming for KYSR-FM (ALT 98.7)/Los Angeles. In addition, Worden is appointed Alternative Rock Brand Manager for iHM's National Programming Group. As VP/P, she will work alongside Mike Kaplan, who will continue as serve as PD of ALT 98.7. Most recently, Worden served as Assistant PD/MD for CBS Radio's crosstown KROQ-FM. She first joined the station as its Music Director in 1995.
Beginning in 2003, Worden spent two years as the Program Director for WHFS-FM in Washington, DC and returned to KROQ-FM in 2005. She was named one of Billboard's Top Women in Music from 2010-2014 and one of Billboard's Top Rock Programmers in 2016. Worden also received the Station Music Director of the Year award at the Worldwide Music Summit in 2011 and 2014.
"Lisa is widely regarded as an outstanding leader in the Alternative Rock world," said Chief Programming Officer Tom Poleman. "Her relationships are fantastic. She'll play a key role in helping artists maximize iHeartMedia's unmatched Alternative footprint."
"I could not be more thrilled to join the incomparable iHeartMedia team and work with the amazing people at iHeartMedia Los Angeles," said Worden. "My 20-plus year career in radio has led to this tipping point. I can't wait to take the iHeartMedia Alternative platform to new heights!"
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