iHeartMedia announced Friday that Jay Cruze has been named Director of Country Programming for the Kentucky-Indiana region. In addition, Cruze will also oversee WAMZ-FM in Louisville, WBUL-FM in Lexington, and WUBG-FM in Indianapolis. In his new role he will work closely with programming staff and talent at the region’s five iHeart stations.
Earl Jones, iHeartmedia’s Kentucky-Indiana Region President, said, “When you combine Jay’s understanding of the radio and music industry with his energy and passion for the product, we’re confident that he is the right person to lead and grow these incredible brands.”
“I’ve had the opportunity to watch Jay evolve into a leader in his field and enjoy the successes that come from hard work and great instincts,” said Michael Jordan, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia. “He brings a lot to the table and will be a valuable asset to our team.”
Cruze has more than 20 years of experience in the radio industry, most recently serving as Senior Vice-President of Programming for iHeartMedia Augusta and Program Director of WLUB-FM.