iHeartMedia today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with its noted New York personality Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton to renew his relationship with the company.
Under the new three-year agreement, Hamilton will continue his current role as host of the afternoon show on 103.5 KTU, The Beat of New York. This year, Hamilton brought back the popular feature, ‘War of the Roses’ which can be heard daily on 103.5 KTU in the 5 p.m. hour.
Hamilton is a successful radio veteran who has worked at Z100 New York, KIIS-FM Los Angeles and was a part of the original on-air staff when WKTU launched in 1996. Hamilton was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2019.
“Hollywood Hamilton’s longstanding love of radio, and his deep connection to his listeners and his community, comes through in his work every single day, and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with him,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. “He is one of the most loved and respected people in the industry, and it’s hard to imagine true New York City radio without Hollywood’s voice.”
“Hollywood Hamilton is a New York radio icon and synonymous with KTU,” said Tom Poleman, President, and Chief Programming Officer of iHeartMedia. “We’re very happy that he’ll be with us for many years to come.”
“Hollywood is a special talent whose drive and vision propels him to the top of the ratings time and time again,” said Thea Mitchem, Executive Vice President of Programming of iHeartMedia. “I’m thrilled he is extending his relationship with KTU and excited about the future, and what he will create.”
In addition to broadcasting his show and ‘War of the Roses’ on 103.5 KTU, The Beat of New York, it is also available on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcasting, and live streaming radio service.
“Much love to Executive Vice President of Programming at iHeartMedia, Thea Mitchem, for putting this together and dealing with my crybaby moments, love you,” said Hamilton.