GMG Radio appointments

By | Published on Friday 27 May 2011

GMG Radio

The Guardian’s radio company GMG Radio has announced the appointment of its first ever Deputy Group Programme Director, James Rea.

The new role will support the radio firm’s Group PD John Simons with regards the “strategic development of on-air content”, whatever that means. Rea previously oversaw the news teams on GMG Radio’s three networks, Smooth, Rock and Real Radio.

Elsewhere at GMG Radio, Mark Matthews has become Brand Programme Director for the Real Radio network of stations, which presumably isn’t as tedious a job as it sounds.

The aforementioned Simons told Radio Today: “James and Mark have played a key role in the development and direction of our on-air brands in recent years and their new roles enhance senior programming support across the business and enable us to look at new opportunities to extend our content beyond our on-air services, at a time when our content is nominated for, and winning, more awards than ever before”.