Liam Thompson to programme Virgin Radio UK

Former Communicorp Group Programme Director Liam Thompson is joining UTV as Programme Director of the new Virgin Radio in London.

Liam was most recently at Bauer in the UK where he was responsible for overseeing Magic’s national launch on DAB.

Liam said: “I’m very excited to be joining the talented team at UTV Media with a brief to launch Virgin Radio next year. It’s a huge opportunity to create an iconic national radio brand and I look forward to building a team of great talent in advance of our 2016 launch.”

Scott Taunton, UTV Media Chief Operating Officer, said: “The launch of Virgin Radio is hugely exciting for us and we’re really pleased to welcome Liam Thompson on board. He has extensive experience in launching radio stations, building solid audiences and understands the potential of the Virgin Radio brand in this market.”

Virgin Radio will launch along with a number of other services by UTV in 2016 on the new UK national commercial radio multiplex.

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