iHeartMedia announced that Derrick Brown has been named VP of Urban Programming for the Chicago region. Brown will be responsible for overseeing all urban programming and digital operations for V103, 107.5 WGCI, and Inspiration 1390. Brown will continue to serve as V103’s PD, reporting to James Howard, Senior Vice President of Programming for the iHeartMedia Chicago Region.
Most recently, Brown served as the Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region and V103’s Program Director. Previously, he has served as the APD and midday host for 93.9 LITE FM in Chicago, as well as PD for WKYS-FM in Washington, DC, KDJM-FM in Denver, and WHQT-FM in Miami.
“Derrick’s exemplary record of success with our urban brands puts this promotion into the no-brainer bucket of decisions,” said Howard. “We are beyond fortunate to have him at the helm of the Chicago Region’s phenomenal urban brands.”
“Derrick is a consummate professional, a trailblazer, and one of the best programming minds in the business,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region. “This promotion is a natural evolution based on his stellar track record and history of success.”
“Being part of the iHeartMedia Chicago team has been the most rewarding part of my career,” said Brown. “I look forward to continuing to lead our urban music brands and extend an unparalleled track record of success into the next decade.”