Saturday, February 13, 2021

St. Louis Radio: John Beck Named Market President for iHM

John Beck
iHeartMedia St. Louis has announced that John Beck has been named Market President

As Market President, Beck will work closely with the programming, business, and sales teams and oversee all of the station’s on-air and digital programming as well as create new revenue opportunities. He will report to Tony Coles, Division President for iHeartMedia Markets Group.

“John is one of the most respected leaders in St. Louis,” said Coles. “His track record of success, reputation for building a winning culture, and his deep roots in both the media and advertising communities are only a few of the many reasons we are thrilled to have John leading our team.”

Beck is a media veteran with more than 30 years of radio industry experience. He joins iHeartMedia St. Louis from Emmis Communications, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President, overseeing multiple stations’ success including St. Louis’ heritage rock station, KSHE. He began his career at WFFM in Pittsburgh and studied at The University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he majored in Political Science and Psychology.

Beck is also an active voice in the broadcasting industry. He served as the President of the Missouri Broadcasters Association (MBA) from 1999-2000 and currently serves as its Legislative Affairs Committee Chairmen. Beck also served on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) board for six years and sat on the NAB Executive Committee as the Radio Board First Vice-Chair from 2012 through 2014. He is currently a Trustee on the NAB Political Action Committee.

“I am thrilled to be working at iHeartMedia in the town I love,” said Beck. “I look forward to working with the local staff and leadership, several of whom I already know. iHeartMedia is an amazing company and I can’t wait to tell the story and find ways to use our stations to build and promote this awesome city and region that we call home.”

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