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GMG Radio appoint new commercial director

By | Published on Thursday 29 January 2009

The Guardian’s radio company, GMG Radio, has recruited a Google exec to become its new Commercial Director.

In his new job Jonathan Gillespie will oversee commercial activity at GMG’s Smooth, Real and Rock Radio stations, including sales, marketing and digital development. Prior to leading YouTube and display advertising sales at Google, Gillespie worked in advertising agencies.

At GMG Radio he takes over from Stuart Taylor who, as I’m pretty sure we’ve previously reported, will become CEO of the company following the departure of previous top man John Myers.

Confirming Gillespie’s appointment, Taylor said this: “We are really pleased to welcome Jonathan to GMG Radio where his wide experience in radio, agencies and digital will strengthen an already formidable team. The future of radio is exciting and I have no doubt Jonathan will play an important part in shaping our position within it”.