Planet Rock hires a new boss

Independent digital station Planet Rock has hired a new Managing Director.

Jonathan Arendt, the founder of marketing and research agency Hallett Arendt will take on the position from June 7th. He has previously been a director of LBC, XFM and NME Radio.

Malcolm Bluemel CEO of Planet Rock said “This is a really exciting time for Planet Rock. With digital radio coming of age it’s important that the UK’s foremost digital station has the team it needs to take best advantage of the inexorable move to digital. Jonathan comes to us with invaluable experience in radio at the highest level and we are very fortunate that he has joined us.”

Jonathan Arendt said “This is a unique opportunity to join a station that has led the way in digital. Planet Rock’s growth continues with listening up by 45 per cent over the last year. I am really looking forward to working with Malcolm and his exceptional team in continuing to take the station forward in both audience and commercial terms”.

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