iHeartMedia all-news WBZ-AM, Boston announces that Bill Flaherty is being promoted to director of programming and operations and Jay Borselle rises to news director, effective July 1. Flaherty takes over for Rob Sanchez – current program director and vice president of news, talk and sports – who will transition into an innovation-focused consultant role at the end of June. iHeartMedia Boston SVP of programming Dylan Sprague comments, “Rob’s vision has helped guide ‘WBZ NewsRadio’ towards becoming a digitally focused news organization. I’m glad that he will continue to be a part of our organization as he moves into the next part of his career.” Sprague adds, “Bill’s experience paired with his shared vision of the future makes him the obvious choice to succeed Rob as program director. Jay is a consummate professional with a strong connection to the community, and we are thrilled to have him to lead our newsroom. I couldn’t be more excited about where ‘WBZ NewsRadio’ is headed with Bill and Jay at the helm.” Flaherty states, “I am excited to work with the best news staff in the business as we keep finding ways to make innovative changes to live local news. WBZ NewsRadio is combining its strong signal with an impactful social media presence to bring news and storytelling to people of all ages,” said Bill Flaherty.