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Ex-Chrysalis boss joins United

Programming and training consultant Jim Hicks is joining consultancy organisation United Radio as an Associate.

One of his most recent roles was as Group Programme Director for Chrysalis Radio which he took up in 2000 where he steered strategy and helped develop the programme management team and key on air talent. Jim Hicks boasts 25 years of experience in radio both in the UK and overseas. In 2005 Jim launched Purely Radio offering management consultancy, training and coaching for executives and key on air talent in the radio industry. Jim continues to work closely with Chrysalis Radio brands such as Heart, Galaxy and LBC.

Jim Hicks said: ?United Radio is a great opportunity to share my skills within a growing radio support network. Although my experience spans all areas of music, programming and leadership, my primary focus is now developing brands and talent, providing training to executives and key staff from all discplines within the radio business. This is an area where United Radio is developing fresh opportunities, especially in new territories. United Radio is an ideal way for me to combine my current commitments with exciting new projects. It’s great to be involved and I look forward to working with Mark Briggs and Paul Chantler.”

United Radio CEO Mark Briggs added: ?United Radio brings together leading radio experts in complimentary fields. It’s about involving dyamnic individuals who will deliver the latest skills and ideas for our clients. Jim is one of the most experienced and successful programming and training specialists in the UK and it’s fabulous to have him on the team.”

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