Appointment: Group Head of Music

UKRD Group Limited

10:56am 2nd February 2016

Commercial radio operator, UKRD Group, has this week announced that eagle3’s current Programme Manager, Chris Howell, is to become the groups new Music Manager and will take up his post on March 1st.

The groups Programme Director, Dave Coull, confirmed the appointment in a company-wide announcement issued today saying that “Chris’s love of music, combined with his passion for all things digital and his awareness of the need for the development of multi-platform services, aligns him perfectly with the Group’s programming strategy.”

Chris joined Eagle Radio’s Academy in 2006 as a part of the stations work experience initiative and shortly after that, took up the post of Station Producer before his more recent appointment as Programme Manager of Eagle3, which included the management of some of Eagle Radio digital properties.

“I’m hugely excited at the chance of working more closely with each of the stations in the group and learning more about all of the markets in which we operate,” said Howell. “Helping to increase audience levels at all our stations is something I relish the opportunity to do and I’m looking forward to enhancing still further the truly local radio services which UKRD delivers in its markets.”

Chris’s appointment also coincided with an internal announcement that sees the launch of the most ambitious training and development plan UKRD has ever delivered in the programming area.

Announcing the major investment, Dave Coull told UKRD’s teams, “At the very heart of this plan lies the opportunity for all of those who have the appetite and enthusiasm to grow within UKRD, to do just that. This is all about developing and progressing,” he said. “Chris’s promotion is the latest example of someone being recognised for putting the effort in and having the right cultural approach. If you are committed, work hard and want to progress, this is the company for you.” he said.


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