UTV Radio appoints new programming boss for local station

By | Published on Monday 17 October 2011

UTV Radio

UTV Radio last week announced the appointment of Terry Underhill to the role of Group Programme Director. Underhill, who has popped up in various programming and presenter roles over the years in the commercial local radio sector, especially in the North West and North Wales, will oversee programming on UTV’s network of thirteen local stations.

Underhill was Group Head Of Music at GMG Radio until 2009, and has since presented shows for GMG’s Smooth Radio. He has previously worked for a UTV station as well, though, having once been Head of Programmes at Signal Radio, now UTV’s base in the Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Confirming the appointment, UTV Media’s Director Of Local Radio Calum Macaulay told reporters: “I’m delighted to get someone of Terry’s calibre and experience into the group. We have made substantial progress with the audience over the last few years and I look forward to that growth continuing under Terry’s leadership”.

Underhill himself added: “I’m thrilled to be working with UTV Media. I like what they have done with their output over the last few years and I like their ‘Proud to be local’ philosophy. I’m confident that I can help drive further success for the group and build on the strong growth in hours and reach achieved over the last few years”.