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iHeartMedia Charlotte names Shelly Easton PD of country “96.9 The Kat” WKKT, bringing the former WXTU Philadelphia (92.5) programmer back to the country format after several years as Entercom Philadelphia’s VP of Music Programming, a role she exited in January. Easton succeeds Chuck “DZL” Thompson, who left the cluster in June.

“We are extremely pleased to have Shelly join our remarkable programming family,” Senior VP of Programming A.J. said in a release. “Her vision, passion and commitment to the country music community makes her the perfect fit to lead 96.9 The Kat. Shelly’s wealth of format knowledge and proven track record sets her apart in driving ongoing advancement of this successful brand.”