iHeartMedia Chicago has announced that Johnnie D has been named Program Director of Urban WGCI-FM, effective immediately. iHeartMedia’s success is built on its unmatched portfolio of talent and as one of iHeartMedia’s rising stars, Johnnie D will work closely with Derrick Brown, Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia Chicago.
“Johnnie has made a significant impact since joining WGCI in 2015,” said Derrick Brown, Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia Chicago. “Johnnie’s passion and vision for our brand has enhanced our signature concert events like Big Jam and Summer Jam, plus his work in helping launch the city’s only live and local urban morning show has made the Chicago Morning Takeover a dominant force in the market. It’s a pleasure to recognize Johnnie’s hard work with this promotion and it certainly comes with great expectations as he manages all facets of the 107.5 WGCI-FM brand.”
Johnnie D most recently served as the Assistant Program Director of WGCI-FM and WVAZ-FM (V103). Prior to joining iHeartMedia, he was the former Music Director and Executive Morning Show Producer of The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith at WVEE-FM in Atlanta. The Chicago native attended Jackson State University and Howard University where his radio journey took flight. Throughout his career, Johnnie D held various programming positions at WPGC (Washington, DC), WQHT (New York), WPWX (Chicago), and WPHI (Philadelphia).
“This is like a dream come true, and I am humbled to be chosen as Program Director of my hometown radio station 107.5 WGCI-FM,” said Johnnie D. “My top priority is to maintain the legacy of 107.5 WGCI-FM through impactful ratings and unparalleled support of the Chicagoland community.”