Piers Bradford, Commissioning Editor at Radio 1 and 1Xtra is leaving the BBC ahead of the introduction of a new shared commissioning set-up at Radio 1 and Radio 2.
The new ‘pop music hub’, part of a major internal reorganisation of BBC stations under DQF, will see Radios 1 and 2 share commissioning, filming, live events and operations, whilst keeping separate production, business management and music teams.
RadioToday understands the former Exec Producer of the Chris Moyles Show has taken voluntary redundancy but there is no firm leaving date as yet. He commissions all of the Independently produced programming for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, including much of the single genre specialist music programming, including Pete Tong, The Essential Mix and Charlie Sloth.
Most recently Piers has overseen the launch of Radio 1’s own iPlayer channel.
Ben Cooper, Controller BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said, “Piers has been an amazing asset to Radio 1 for many years. His work on Radio 1’s iPlayer channel which launches on Monday, the award-winning documentaries and the Outreach programmes are in excellent health, ready to continue to grow and continue to provide distinctive content for our young audiences. I wish him all the best from myself and everyone at Radio 1.”
Piers’ background is in radio production and team management. He was previously responsible for the daytime production teams on Radio 1, winning a Sony Gold Award as Exec Producer of the Chris Moyles Show. He started at the station as producer of Jo Whiley in 2003.