iHeartRadio names new content, marketing lead

Taylor Jukes takes on a new role overseeing marketing and original content.

Taylor Jukes (pictured above) has been named senior manager of national content for iHeartRadio.

Jukes’ role is a new one at iHeart Radio. She will oversee marketing communications as well as original content for the year-old digital radio service managed in Canada by Bell Media.

1385201_10153377047045122_1542003746_n“She will apply her creative content expertise across our leading radio brands, as we continue to innovate and invest in iHeartRadio Canada,” said Rob Farina, head of radio content and strategy at iHeartRadio.

Jukes was previously program director at Bell Media’s top 40 station 99.9 Virgin Radio in Toronto. That position is now being filled by Karen Steele (right), who adds its responsibilities to her current program director portfolio at 105.3 Virgin Radio in Kitchener, Ont. Before joining Bell in 2015, Jukes was based in Vancouver and held various program management positions at Newcap Vancouver.

iHeartRadio is a U.S. based radio streaming company that launched in Canada in October 2016 through a partnership with Bell Media. It offers curated playlists and content from North American stations including those under Bell Media’s Kiss, TSN and CHUM banners, among others.

As of May, iHeartRadio had reached nearly one million downloads and had nearly two million listeners. At that time, Farina said iHeart had between 1.9 million and two million monthly desktop and mobile listeners.