Duncan Campbell, most recently the programme director for GCap Media's regional FM network of 39 stations, is joining Bauer in a new position of regional programme director, based at Forth One in Edinburgh.
He will now assume direct overall responsibility for Forth One and Forth 2, replacing Luke McCullough who has taken up the post of managing director at fellow Bauer station Northsound in Aberdeen.
Duncan has worked in radio for more than 20 years, from his days as an announcer through to global consultant and numerous programme director posts prior to his arrival in the UK six years ago.
Big City Managing Director Travis Baxter said: “We are absolutely delighted to have appointed someone of Duncan Campbell’s calibre. He is exceptionally well-known and respected in the radio industry and will bring a wealth of experience to this new role.
“This is a very exciting time for Bauer stations as we work to strengthen our resources in Scotland and Duncan will play a very big role in doing that at Forth and also in working with the other station directors at Clyde, Borders, West Sound and South West Sound.”
Campbell said: ”I am really delighted to be taking up this new challenge and moving to Scotland. My grandfather was a Scot and I am looking forward to living and working here.
“These are very exciting times to be joining an award-winning station like Forth. I have been very impressed with the set-up at Bauer Radio Ltd and the work the company has been doing. I am keen to be able to play my part in its continued success.
“Commercial radio in the UK is more competitive today than it has ever been. My vision for Radio Forth is to create a station which will be at the heart of the local community for many years to come.”