Spirit FM has hired Global presenter Warren Hayden to host the afternoon drivetime show.
Warren has been with Heart, and previously Ocean/Power FM, for over 14 years and has decided to move along the South coast to Chichester from November 21st.
Warren told us: “After an incredible fourteen years presenting across the South Coast on Power FM, Ocean FM and Heart and surviving through nine programme controllers in Fareham an opportunity and new challenge at Spirit FM was hard to resist. I’ll miss everyone at Global but the team at UKRD have made me feel so welcome and I’m so excited to be broadcasting across the stunning West Sussex at Spirit FM and am delighted to be taking over the Home time show.”
Spirit FM Content Director, Stuart McGinley added: “I am delighted Warren is joining the team at Spirit. We’ve had an amazing year with strong revenue growth, new digital team and great Rajar figures and I know Warren is going to be able to be a great addition to the content team. The fact we can attract someone from the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand is testament to the great reputation Spirit FM and UKRD has in the industry.”
— Stuart McGinley (@stumcginley) November 15, 2016
Meanwhile, sister UKRD station Wessex FM further along the South Coast is now looking for a new Managing Director after Steve Bulley left the company after 10 years.