The future of Sir Ray's Tindle Radio group looks uncertain as chief executive and founding director Kevin Stewart, along with group programme director Mark Frankin both announce their departure from the radio company.
Stewart has been involved in the development of the group for a decade. Speaking of his departure, Kevin told RadioToday.co.uk: "I have had a great ten years with Tindle Radio but it's time to move on and pursue other projects in radio. I’d like to thank the management team and all the past and present staff for all their hard work and support over the years."
Brian Doel, co-chairman of Tindle Radio, said: “We owe a great deal to Kevin for his enthusiasm and drive. We wish him all the best for the future.”
Mark Franklin joined Tindle Radio in 2001 as managing director of Bridge FM in South Wales, was appointed group programmer controller in April 2005 and joined the Tindle Radio Board of Directors in July 2007. Mark leaves the company to take up the role of programme controller at GWR Swindon from Friday 25th January.
The number of directors to leave the company now stands at three in recent months, after administration director Vikki Stewart left in November. [b]Radio Today has also learnt that, in addition, there are expected to be redundancies across the group this week.[/b]
Owner Sir Ray Tindle announced he was looking for a buyer late last year, and these departures can only lead to speculation that the 13-strong group is about to announce they have found a buyer.