New appoinment at BBC Radio 1

Radio 1 announced today the appointment of George Ergatoudis as Head Of Music, responsible for the station’s playlist and music policy.

George has broad experience in the music industry and an impressive radio career: his current role is that of Music Manager at 1Xtra, Radio 1’s digital sister station.

Ergatoudis will succeed Alex Jones-Donelly, who left the station in August this year.

Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt said: “I am delighted to appoint George – it’s one of the most important jobs at Radio 1, and arguably for the music industry as a whole.

“We have conducted a very thorough search for the right person, which has been a very stimulating experience.

“George has all the right skills, great experience and a strong reputation in radio and music.

“I am convinced that he will be able to lead Radio 1’s music team and build on the station’s world-class reputation for discovering and supporting new UK music.”

George Ergatoudis added: “This is an amazing opportunity for me. It’s a very exciting time in music and a commitment to breaking new music will be at the heart of my remit. I look forward to getting stuck in.”

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