Robert Dove served as Pacific NW Region President for I Heart Media from 2016 until his retirement at the end of 2020.
Dove’s broadcasting career spanned more than 36 years starting in sales with Taft Broadcasting and KKRZ FM in Portland, OR. After passage of the Telecommunications Act in 1996, leading to radio consolidation, he was named General Sales Manager for 1190 KEX and 620 KNEW and then Director of Sales for the Portland six station Cluster. In 2001 he successfully integrated 16 stations from across central and southwestern Oregon into a single spoke-hub operation with a shared culture, improved efficiency, and higher performance.
In October 2006 he was named Portland Market President, where he acquired two additional FM stations, and by 2015 his leadership and dedication to philanthropy saw one of his stations, 1190 KEX, awarded the Service to America Award by the NAB.
In 2016 he was named Pacific NW Region President overseeing all assets in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. He then moved to Seattle to run the flagship market of the region and strengthened the platform of Sports Radio 93.3 KJR to the point of I Heart Media becoming the Seattle market’s top radio cluster.
Dove has been recognized as Broadcaster of the Year from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, and has served on many boards including the OAB, WSAB, Susan G Komen for the Cure, Oregon Ethics in Business and The Edward R. Murrow Professional Advisory Board.
He and his wife Marci have been married for 35 years and have three adult children.