BBC Radio Scotland’s Colin Paterson is leaving the station to take over from Steve Austins as Editor of BBC Radio Wales.
Colin is currently Editor of General Programmes at BBC Radio Scotland, and he will step into the new role in the New Year. He is already well known at Radio Wales, where he was previously Executive Producer from 2010 to 2013. Before joining the BBC, Colin worked across the commercial radio sector, launching the speech station Talk 107 in Edinburgh before becoming Programme Controller at Red Dragon Radio in Cardiff in 2008.
As Editor of Radio Wales, Colin will join the Board of BBC Wales, as well as the newly-formed Commissioning Group which brings radio, television and online together for the first time to share cross-platform ideas.
BBC Wales Director, Rhodri Talfan Davies, said: “Colin’s love of radio is second to none – and I know his extensive experience inside and outside the BBC will be a huge asset. Colin also has one of the sharpest editorial minds in the business and I can think of nobody better qualified to open the next exciting chapter in the station’s development.”
Colin Paterson added: “I’m really thrilled to be returning to BBC Radio Wales. There is a great wealth of talent at the station – on air and off. I’m looking forward to working with the team to make sure we deliver the best possible content for our listeners right across Wales.”
Steve Austins announced earlier this year that he will step down from his role as Editor of BBC Radio Wales in the Autumn.