Aiir signs new SVP of Product Innovation

By James Cridland for
Posted 27 May 2016, 5.42am edt


In an astute move, Aiir - who make websites, apps and internal tools for radio stations - have signed Andy Buckingham as their SVP of Product Innovation.

Andy's well-known as a former member of Global's Creative Technology department. He was a founder member of RadioDNS, and has more recently been working with Radioplayer on their soon-to-launch hybrid car receiver. He's also been working for the BBC's R&D department. He continues to manage togglebit, his own business.

Placing innovation at the heart of what a company does is a bright and clever move from the team at Aiir. Based in the US and the UK, Aiir is a company to watch, and this latest appointment is just one reason why.

Disclosure: Aiir bought me beer in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Press release

Sheffield, UK, May 27, 2016 – Aiir, the UK’s leading radio technology company, is today pleased to announce that Andy Buckingham has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Product Innovation.

He will be leading development on new products for the digital audio sector.

Buckingham has significant experience in broadcast radio. He began in the industry as a presenter and producer whilst studying at university. Andy was recognised in the Radio Academy’s 30 Under 30 for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012 and more recently sat on the organising committee for the Academy’s TechCon event. He is also a founding member of the hybrid radio standards organisation RadioDNS.

Andy commented: “Aiir have gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months and are in a perfect position to take advantage of the next stages of growth in radio technology. I’m thrilled about joining the team and helping steer that growth.”

Gav Richards, Aiir CTO added: “We’re incredibly excited to be welcoming Andy to the team at Aiir. He’s an ambassador for our industry and an exceptional talent; I can’t wait to see what we can do together.”

Alongside Andy’s duties, he continues to manage his own studio ‘togglebit’ whose clients include the BBC, Global Radio, UK Radioplayer, RadioDNS and Currie Nordén.

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James Cridland — James runs, and is a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.

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