Former Mix 96 Marketing and PR Manager Max Hailey has returned to the Aylesbury-based UKRD station as Managing Director.
He used to work at the station in the 90s and has since been at the Capital Group, Fire in Bournemouth and most recently in the Isle of Man as Managing Director of 3FM.
UKRD’s CEO, William Rogers, confirmed to RadioToday that Max will start his new role at the end of the month: “Max knows the patch, likes the patch and is keen to get back to the patch and his own awareness of the type of station Mix 96 is through his own time spent there some years ago will help him get his feet under the table very quickly.
“He is acutely aware that UKRD is an organisation that drives its business through genuinely local engagement with the communities it serves, a view he shares and wants to give practical effect to,” said Rogers.
Max said that he was thrilled to be joining the team at UKRD: “It’ll be great to work in an organisation that believes in genuinely local commercial radio. This is increasingly rare and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to run my own station with all the autonomy that comes with it.
“There is a great team based there and it’s my job to work with them to deliver terrific, relevant radio for the people of the area and commercial success for the company. It is a fantastic opportunity.”