Pioneering Radio Hall of Famer and multimedia mogul Charlamagne Tha God has inked a new deal with iHeartMedia that has him moving up the ladder.
This week, iHeartRadio announced that the media company has both renewed and extended its relationship with Charlamagne in a new five-year agreement that includes a new job title and continued tenure on award-winning show, Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.”
Under this five-year deal, Charlamagne will continue his trademark interview style at the nationally-syndicated radio show and also fulfill his duties in his new role as Senior Creative Officer of Cultural Content and Programming.
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“I give my sincerest thanks to iHeart for empowering me over the past decade to be the best talent that I can be, and for honoring me as an owner and executive,” Charlamagne said in a statement. “I love the audio business and iHeart is the biggest and best audio company in the world. As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Black Effect Podcast Network and now Senior Creative Officer of Cultural Content and Programming at iHeart, all I want to do for the next 5 years is continue to move the culture of radio and podcasting forward by curating a new era of voices, programming, and events. GOD IS GREAT! Now, it’s time to get back to work.”
According to an announcement from iHeartMedia, Charlamagne’s responsibilities within this position will include discovering and curating new talent and programming for radio and podcasts as well as developing productions and community initiatives.
As one of the most influential media personalities in the entertainment business, Charlamagne has been responsible for bringing forth new voices and creators to the forefront to carry the torch for the next generation.
He’s been able to do so more recently through his joint podcast publishing venture, The Black Effect Podcast Network, with iHeartMedia that was announced back in September.
In addition to that, he also launched a new partnership imprint, Black Privilege Publishing. under Atria Books at Simon & Schuster that furthers his mission to bring culturally-relevant content to the masses at the hands of emerging Black voices, like social activist Tamika D. Mallory.
His peers and others alike have recognized his power as a cultural phenomenon and have continued to bestow him with platforms to elevate his work.
“Charlamagne is a multiplatform talent, creator and innovator and we are excited to extend our existing partnership on the nationally syndicated morning show “The Breakfast Club,” while also creating successful new historical ventures like the Black Effect Network,” said Thea Mitchem — EVP of Programming for iHeartMedia — in a press statement. “His voice continues to be unique and authentic and a driving force and influence in today’s hip hop and pop culture.”
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