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John Dash joins UTV as Group PD

John Dash will join UTV Radio this month as ILR Group Programme Director with responsibility for programming across UTV?s 17 local radio stations in the UK.

With more than 25 years experience in commercial radio, John is one of the industry?s most experienced programmers. A graduate of Bradford University, John was formerly programme director at Red Dragon in Cardiff, Key 103 in Manchester, Galaxy 101 in Bristol and most recently at Wave 105 on the south coast which won the accolade of ?Commercial Station of the Year? in 2004.

Scott Taunton, Managing Director, UTV Radio said: ?I am delighted that John is joining us later this month. His considerable programming expertise will be a tremendous boost to our local radio stations. John will have a critical role to play in building upon the considerable success of these stations to date by developing strong local content to appeal to our audiences.

John Dash said: ?I am extremely excited about being given the opportunity to work with the local radio team at UTV Radio, especially as I started my career at The Pulse which is now part of the UTV fold. UTV Radio has a great offering of stations in the UK and is about to become even stronger with the imminent launch of Talk 107 in Edinburgh. I look forward to working with all the stations to help make UTV Radio an even bigger force in the UK market.?

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