Robert D’Ovidio has been appointed Managing Editor of Capital FM London whilst Mike Parker takes on the new role of Deputy Managing Editor.
D’Ovidio has been at Capital since 2009, most recently in the role of Acting Managing Editor of the station.
In his new role his responsibilities include the London networkcentre as well as Capital FM London.
Mike Parker joined Global Radio in 2010, most recently in the role of Network Producer at Capital FM. Prior to this Mike was Senior Producer at Choice FM.
Also, Mark Findlay, currently Head of Music at Capital FM, will take up the new group role of Group Head of Live Music. Mark will be responsible for overseeing liaisons with record labels, facilitating music into playlist meetings where he remains a member, and the booking of artists for all Global live music events.
His new role now enables him to sit at the centre of the Group, working across all Global stations, as part of a growing central content team which includes Jo Brock; Head Of Artist Liaison and Special Projects, Charlie Girling; Showbiz Editor, and Kevin Hughes; Showbiz Reporter. The team is overseen by Group Programme Coordinator, Gareth Andrews.
Robert D’Ovidio said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Capital. I’m delighted and proud to have been given one of the most coveted opportunities in UK radio – to run Capital. I’ve got a great team working with me and together we intend to build on what is already an amazing radio brand.”
Richard Park, Global Radio’s Director of Broadcasting, said: “Robert D’Ovidio and Mike Parker have been integral to Capital FM’s success, both in London and across the network. We are delighted to promote them to these new key roles and know that their enthusiasm, vision and wealth of experience will help drive the station to the next level.
“Mark Findlay’s move to a group role allows him to build on his existing role group wide within an exciting central content team at Global Group programming.”