Bauer Media’s former Yorkshire MD Tracy Eastwood is joining the possibly-for-sale Real Radio Yorkshire as Managing Director.
Tracy, who will join the station on 3rd February, started her radio career 18 years ago with Metro Radio Group and has spent the last 16 years working with Bauer Media in the North West and Yorkshire, holding positions of Sales and Commercial Director and Station Director. For the last five years, Tracy was Regional Managing Director across the Yorkshire region. She left in October last year after a re-shuffle of management.
Global Radio now owns Real Radio Yorkshire and the company must decide whether to sell that, or younger cross-town sibling Capital Yorkshire. An announcement on this is widely expected in the next couple of weeks.
Local Sales Director for Real and Smooth Radio Ltd, Alison Forshaw told RadioToday: “Tracy joins Real Radio with a wealth of experience and knowledge, of both business and the Yorkshire market place and a great reputation with clients. I have no doubt that she will be fundamental to the continued success of Real Radio Yorkshire and we all look forward to welcoming Tracy to the team.”
On her new appointment Tracy said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Real Radio team and I’m looking forward to making a significant contribution to the business, the team and the future development of the business in Yorkshire.”