iHeartMedia has named Bailey Coleman as Vice President of Programming for the company’s eight-station New Orleans group. She will also do middays on Urban AC 98.5 WYLD.
Ms. Coleman earns the transfer and promotion to New Orleans from the PD chair at Urban sister WKKV (V100.7)/Milwaukee, where she notably spent two decades as a well-known on-air personality. Coleman most recently served as a member of iHeartMedia’s innovation team that uses technology to create community-based multi-platform listening experiences.
“I’m excited to welcome an iHeart superstar to the New Orleans market,” said Tori Kahl, Market President of iHeartMedia New Orleans. “Bailey has offered fantastic leadership in the Milwaukee market and with her blend of technical ability, passion and personability, she will be a wonderful addition to our team here in NOLA.”
Coleman now reports to Bob Murphy, SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Louisiana Metro Markets, who commented, “Bailey is already part of an innovative team that is leading our brands into the new decade. Bailey’s move to the New Orleans market brings her incredible expertise to an already stellar programming team.” Coleman remarked, “I’m so thankful to be selected to work with an amazing group of talented people in the iHeartMedia New Orleans market. I look forward to connecting with the NOLA audience and working together with the team on our market-leading brands in my role as Vice President of Programming.”
Coleman assumes the position most recently held by “Uptown Angela” Watson Charles, who in January was elevated to EVP of Programming within iHeartMedia’s new Community Division.