Capital producers join Absolute Radio
Rob Watson is joining Absolute Radio as Programme Manager, whilst Sam Van Geffen joins as Producer of the Dave Berry Breakfast show.
Formerly an Executive Producer of Capital/Capital Extra, Rob will replace Dave Masterman who leaves the station in February. Rob will be responsible for developing and mentoring new on-air/off-air talent as well as leading upcoming major station initiatives and integrated branded content partnerships.
Commercial radio is stronger than ever
Radiocentre CEO Siobhan Kenny wrote about how buoyant long-term audience trends underpin commercial radio’s optimism. This article originally appeared in Campaign magazine.
Commercial radio had another record-breaking year in 2018, but last week’s news story on the latest set of Rajars suggests that radio is fighting a losing battle when it comes to retaining the attention of 15- to 24-year-olds. On World Radio Day (13 February), it’s worth taking a closer look at why young listeners are still tuning in to commercial radio.