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New content director for music stations at Wireless Group

By | Published on Tuesday 6 June 2017

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The Wireless Group – the radio firm that is now part of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK – has appointed a new Group Content Director for its music stations. Francis Currie, previously a radio consultant and before that Programme Director at Heart, will oversee programming strategy at Virgin Radio and support Wireless’s local music stations in his new job.

He reports into Wireless Group CEO Scott Taunton, who says: “Francis is a powerhouse in the radio industry and I have no doubt that he will be a huge asset to Wireless. He will join my executive team and work to ensure our business continues to produce exceptional content, that our teams and stations work more closely together, with a focus on developing and delivering new and innovative ideas that drive audience growth”.

Currie added: “This new role is simply too good an opportunity to turn down. I am looking forward to getting stuck in at Wireless and working with the top class talent across a group of such diverse brands – from Virgin Radio in the UK, to local stations such as Signal 1 in England, The Wave in South Wales, U105 in Northern Ireland, and FM 104, Q102 & 96FM in the Republic of Ireland”.

Hey look, he mentioned Signal 1. I was going to use that as an excuse to link to greatest radio jingle ever made – the Signal Radio Song from 1987 – but it’s no longer online. I still have a copy. You’ll all have to come round my house to listen to it. It’s epic.