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Bell Media Appointments: Taylor Jukes, Val Meyer Take On New Responsibilities
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Rob Farina, Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio for Bell Media has announced the appointment of Taylor Jukes to the role of Senior Manager, National Content, iHeartRadio.

Farina and Val Meyer, VP and GM of Bell Media Toronto Radio, have also announced that Karen Steele assumes the role of Program Director, 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto. Both appointments are effective today (Nov. 13).

“Taylor is a tremendous asset to our radio operations, and I am delighted for her to expand her scope in a new, nationally focused role,” said Farina. “Taylor is a proven leader and a tremendous supporter of talent, both on and off air. In this role, she will apply her creative content expertise across our leading radio brands, as we continue to innovate and invest in iHeartRadio Canada.”

Reporting to Farina, Jukes’ newly created role sees her overseeing the creation and production of original content, marketing communications, and project management for iHeartRadio Canada, Bell Media’s industry-leading radio network. Since joining Bell Media in 2015, Jukes has held the position of Program Director, 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto, following a move from Newcap Vancouver.

“Karen brings substantial leadership skills and strong relationships to the Virgin Radio Toronto team,” said Meyer. “With a wealth of experience in promotions and programming, particularly in the Toronto market, Karen is a perfect fit for this newly expanded role as we continue to elevate these strong Virgin Radio brands.”

Reporting to Meyer, Steele takes on the role of Program Director, 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto in addition to her current role as Program Director, 105.3 Virgin Radio Kitchener. Her past accomplishments in the Toronto market include the roles of Program Director of the former Mix 99.9, Promotions Director of CHFI, and Program and Promotions Director of KISSFM.

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