UKRD Announces new MD for Wessex FM
2:23pm 17th February 2017
UKRD has confirmed that Rick Simmonds has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Wessex FM and will take up his post in early March.
Rick, who has previously worked at Celador, Heart, and Classic FM, knows Dorset well and was a student at Weymouth College.
“It’s going to be great to get back into true local radio and I can’t wait to get started, meet the team and work with them to take the station on to even bigger and better things,” said Rick.
“Wessex FM has a terrific audience, one of the top three Reach stations in mainland England, is commercially strong and is firmly embedded into the local community it serves. My job will be to take those achievements and build further upon them.”
William Rogers, UKRD’s Chief Executive, confirmed the appointment this week and said that Rick’s role will be to build the station into an even more successful and impressive media player in the market. “Rick is going to bring huge experience, a great degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to developing the people in his team and I’ve no doubt that Wessex FM will see even greater success under his leadership.”