Bauer creates new Content Controller posts
Bauer Media has announced a number of internal promotions, movements and external appointments today, and we’ve got all the details here, in no particular order.
Part of the changes includes changing the titles of all Programme Controllers and Directors to Content Controllers.
First up, in Yorkshire, James Lett takes the reins as Content Controller at Hallam FM across South Yorkshire. James has been part of the Content team at Hallam FM for the last seven years. He’ll report directly to Yorkshire’s Regional Content Director, John Dash.
Nathan Thomson is also promoted to Content Controller for Radio City in Liverpool. Nathan joined the station in late 2011 and report directly to the new North West Regional Content Director Ande Macpherson.
Mike Richardson has been appointed as Content Controller for West FM in Ayrshire. Mike has 15 years of radio experience, recently as Tay FM’s mid-morning presenter. He’ll report to Scotland Central Belt Content Director, Brian Paige.
Davey Walker has been appointed as Content Controller for Clyde1 in Glasgow. Davey has held various roles with Bauer Media since leaving school, having worked at Radio Borders, MFR and more recently as Head of Daytime at Clyde1, where he was responsible for all daytime and FM network shows broadcast from Glasgow. He’ll also report to Brian Paige.
Mark Cliffe is also promoted to Content Controller for Metro and TFM in the North East. Mark joined Metro in April 2005 as breakfast show producer, and then went on to produce and help launch Steve and Karen. He’ll report to Chris Pegg, Regional Content Director for the North East.
Bauer Media has also announced the appointment of Jim Foulger from Hallam FM to Head of News and Sport, England, following the appointment of Lorraine Herbison, Head of News, Scotland. Jim will be based at Bauer Media’s Manchester News Centre where he will lead the team of bulletin editors, multi-media news and sports reporters.
Finally, Real Radio’s Network Producer Chris Ward is confirmed as the new Head of Production, based in Manchester and working across the Place Portfollio.
I think that’s everyone covered…
Owen Ryan, Group Content Director for North of England and Scotland said: “All of these promotions are terrific examples of Bauer developing our talent from within and I’m delighted to have all of them as part of our new content team. This talented team will help craft and create outstanding content to delight and excite audiences across the Bauer Place stations in the North of England and Scotland and further demonstrate Bauer Media’s commitment to growing deep relationships with its listeners across the UK.”
Bauer Media also tells us the following individuals will continue to manage their existing stations under the new title of Content Controller: Euan McMorrow (Radio Aire), John Harding (Viking FM), Chris Rick (Rock FM) and Keith Clarkson (Radio Borders).
Content Controllers for Northsound 1, MFR, Key 103, Forth One and Tay FM will be announced in due course.