BBC Radio 2 has appointed Paul Rodgers as Acting Head of Programmes to cover Lewis Carnie’s temporary move into a TV job.
Rodgers is currently Editor of 6 Music and has previously produced Radio 2 shows including Steve Wright, Johnnie Walker and Bob Harris.
Carnie is taking on a role as Head of Special Projects within the BBC’s Entertainment Television department, working on new entertainment formats and the Children in Need programmes.
Paul has been with 6 Music since 2008, and recently helped the digital service picked up Station of the Year prizes at both the Music Week Awards and Sony Radio Academy Awards. He has also headed up the BBC’s radio team at Glastonbury and brought presenters including Cerys Matthews, Jarvis Cocker and Huey Morgan to 6 Music.
Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Radio 2, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network and Popular Music, said: “Paul has done a wonderful job at 6 Music. He has a great track record in programme making and he’ll be a real asset at Radio 2.”