Capital FM's programme director Paul Jackson is leaving the station and will be replaced by Galaxy Manchester PD James Brownlow.
It follows Paul's decision to emigrate to Australia with his family, where he will become group programme director at DMG Radio in Sydney from November.
Previously Senior Galaxy Programming Director for Manchester and the North, Brownlow will now be responsible for all programming output at 95.8 Capital FM, reporting directly into Director of Broadcasting, Richard Park.
Capital's previous programme director Scott Muller also [link=http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.2812]left the station[/link] to move to Australia when Paul arrived in 2007.
Richard Park, Director of Broadcasting at Global Radio and Paul's dad, said: “We look forward to welcoming James to this senior role and to the team at Leicester Square in November. We are certain he will be a great asset to Capital as we continue to develop and grow the brand.
We are of course sorry to lose Paul. He has been a programming giant at Capital over the years, and integral to its great success. We all wish him the best of luck in Australia in his new role at DMG.”
James Brownlow added: "This is an incredible opportunity – I’m extremely passionate about the Capital brand and look forward to working with its talented team to continue the station’s success.”