Linda Byrd is the market president of iHeartMedia Orlando. In her capacity, she oversees radio stations Real Radio 104.1, XL 106.7, Magic 107.7, WJRR FM, Rumba 100.3, WFLF am/FM, 740 the Game, 104.5 the Beat, Florida’s News Network and FNN Hispana.
Byrd began her career in 1977 and has been with iheartMedia (formerly Clear Channel) since 1982. She has received many prestigious honors during her career including Radio Ink Magazine’s General Manager of the Year, Clear Channel’s General Manager of the Year, Florida Association of Broadcasters’ Florida Broadcaster of the Year, and has been listed on the Most Influential Women in Radio list every year from 2000 to 2014. Byrd was also given the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation for the Outstanding Advertising Professional in Central Florida.
Byrd has served as president of the Orlando Radio Broadcasting Association and was the first woman to ever serve as Chairman of the Florida Association of Broadcasters. She currently serves on the boards of the Central Florida transportation committee and Florida Citrus Sports.
Born and raised in Orlando, she graduated from Colonial High School before attending the University of Alabama where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications. Byrd’s first job in radio was as a copywriter. She has a son, Riley who is currently a junior at Bishop Moore High school. Her leisure time is spent either cheering on her beloved Crimson Tide or enjoying her weekend getaway in New Smyrna Beach.
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