Former Magic 105.4 Content Controller Liam Thompson is joining UTV as Programme Director of the new Virgin Radio.
He joins Liam Fisher, Director of National Radio and Terry Underhill, ILR Group Programme Director and will lead all aspects of the programme output both pre and post launch.
Liam was most recently at Bauer where he was responsible for overseeing Magic’s national launch on DAB. Prior to that, Liam spent seven years as Group Programme Director at Communicorp in Ireland.
Liam said: “I’m very excited to be joining the talented team at UTV Media with a brief to launch Virgin Radio next year. It’s a huge opportunity to create an iconic national radio brand and I look forward to building a team of great talent in advance of our 2016 launch.”
Scott Taunton, UTV Media Chief Operating Officer, said: “The launch of Virgin Radio is hugely exciting for us and we’re really pleased to welcome Liam Thompson on board. He has extensive experience in launching radio stations, building solid audiences and understands the potential of the Virgin Radio brand in this market.”
Virgin Radio will launch along with a number of other services by UTV in 2016 on the new national commercial radio multiplex.