Townsquare Media today announced that JB Wilde, a member of the company’s content and programming team, has been promoted to vice president, effective immediately.

As Vice President, Content and Programming, Wilde will help drive the company’s live and local strategy and lead a group of regional content directors who work closely with several Townsquare clusters of local media brands to entertain , inform and grow audience across all platforms – broadcast, digital, social and event.

Wilde joined Townsquare six years ago as Director of Content for the company’s cluster in Rochester, MN, as well as Regional Director of Operations for all clusters in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. In the spring of 2020, Wilde moved to become director of content for his stations in Monmouth-Ocean, NJ, and last fall took on a role as regional director of content overseeing Townsquare’s stations in New Jersey and New Jersey. New York. Prior to joining Townsquare, JB spent 14 years at iHeartMedia, making notable programming stops in Minneapolis, Hartford, Atlanta and Greensboro.

Townsquare is also growing the company’s content and programming group by promoting two local leaders to the team. Christopher “Sweet Lenny” Barber was elevated to Regional Content Manager for the Rockford, Illinois cluster, where he spent the past six years as Chief Content Officer. Danielle Kootman is also joining as Director of Regional Content after spending the past six years in the company’s Cedar Rapids, IA cluster as Digital Editor.

Jared Willig, Townsquare’s Chief Content Officer, notes, “JB is a superstar leader with impressive vision and drive. I am extremely proud of the work that Kurt Johnson and the entire content and programming team do every day to grow our influential radio brands on air, online and on the ground in their local communities. He is incredibly deserving of the new title and new role in the company. Chris and Danielle are fantastic leaders I’m so happy to join the team. Their track records speak for themselves. I’m excited to see where he can take our teams next. ”

SVP/Content and Programming Kurt Johnson adds, “I couldn’t be happier to promote JB and add Danielle and Lenny to the Content and Programming team. They have been successful in every role we have given them, and their skills will strengthen the team and continue Townsquare’s growth as the leading local media company in our markets.

“I love the people, the brands and the vision of Townsquare Media,” said Wilde. “I’m honored to call this home, grateful to Jared Willig for the opportunity, grateful for Kurt Johnson’s mentorship, and grateful for everything I’ve learned from Jackie Corley. I’m excited to partner with our incredible teams at Townsquare and have an even wider impact in 2022 and beyond.