Audacy promotes Melissa Chase to Vice President of Programming for Audacy Houston. In this elevated role, Chase will oversee programming efforts for 100.3 The Bull (KILT-FM), Mix 96.5 (KHMX-FM) and 95.7 The Spot (KKHH-FM). She will also lead strategy and promotions for the market’s full portfolio of stations.
“In just over a year, Melissa has proven herself to be critical to our organization, and has earned an expanded role,” said Sarah Frazier, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Houston. “Her ability to develop and execute a strategic plan, as well as her creativity, positivity and leadership make her the perfect person to lead our programming team moving forward.
Under her leadership, I believe we will see more synergy between the brands, which will help all of us to rise. Her ability to work with sales to create custom marketing promotions for our clients that are also of value to the listener is a strength we can maximize moving forward.”
“We have an amazing team of talent at Audacy Houston that I am grateful to work with each day,” said Chase. “Thank you so much to Jeff Sottolano and Dave Richards, who motivate us to grow radio as an experience of creativity, community and innovation. I am so grateful to expand this role under my market manager Sarah Frazier, who continues to inspire our entire team every day with her infectious positivity and leadership.”
Chase joined Audacy in 2021 as Brand Manager for Mix 96.5 and 95.7 The Spot. Prior to that, she spent 12 years with SummitMedia/Cox Media Group as Operations Manager and on-air personality, creating and implementing strategies to improve and grow brands for six radio stations.
Other previous roles include talent for iHeartMedia (various stations including Richmond, New Haven, Harrisonburg, Miami, Houston and XM21), as well as production development for MTV Networks/Viacom and voiceover acting.