Virgin Radio announces Programme Director
access_timePosted 4 August 2015, 8.57am edt
UTV Media (GB) has appointed Liam Thompson to the role of Programme Director of its new national DAB station Virgin Radio, which will launch in 2016. He joins the strong team of Liam Fisher, Director of National Radio and Terry Underhill, ILR Group Programme Director and will lead all aspects of the programme output both pre and post launch.
Liam joins UTV Media with significant programming experience, most recently as Content Director for Magic 105.4 at Bauer where he was responsible for overseeing its national launch on DAB. Prior to that, Liam spent seven years as Group Programme Director at Communicorp, the Irish media group with six radio stations in Ireland, as well as further stations across the UK and Europe.
Liam said: “I’m very excited to be joining the talented team at UTV Media with a brief to launch Virgin Radio next year. It’s a huge opportunity to create an iconic national radio brand and I look forward to building a team of great talent in advance of our 2016 launch.”
Scott Taunton, UTV Media Chief Operating Officer, said: “The launch of Virgin Radio is hugely exciting for us and we’re really pleased to welcome Liam Thompson on board. He has extensive experience in launching radio stations, building solid audiences and understands the potential of the Virgin Radio brand in this market.”
Looks like this will be a great brand led by a very talented team. Good luck
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