Communicorp’s Peter McPartlin exits Today FM & TXFM

Today FM Chief Executive and TXFM CEO Peter McPartlin is to leave Communicorp after four years at the helm.

He says he wants to explore new opportunities while he has the freedom to do so.

Peter joined Today FM from the Irish advertising and media business. He is also a board member of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland and sits on the management team of the national radio audience research group, the JNLR.

Speaking about his departure, Gervaise Slowey, Group CEO of Communicorp said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his leadership of Today FM over the past four years. He has overseen many important changes to the station including bringing in exceptional new talent to Today FM in the form of Anton Savage, Dermot and Dave, Louise Duffy, Paula MacSweeney, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Fergal D’Arcy and Neil Delamere.

“These new shows are building on the enduring strength of both The Ian Dempsey Show and The Last Word with Matt Cooper. In addition Peter has grown our digital audiences and has been instrumental in the launch of Communicorp One, our joint sales team with Newstalk, and the launch of TXFM. Peter leaves behind a strong team well positioned for growth and to bring both Today FM and TXFM to the next stage. ”

Peter McPartlin commented “I have been hugely committed to the success of Today FM over the course of my time here, as well as putting the future of TXFM, on a sound footing, so this is not a decision that I made lightly. I think there has rarely been a more exciting time to be working in media, music and technology, especially as these three worlds collide.

“I now want to devote time to explore new opportunities, both from a personal and career point of view, while I have the freedom to do so.”

Communicorp will announce a successor in the coming weeks.

Here’s Peter McPartlin speaking at The Marketing Institute of Ireland’s Marketing Breakfast on 30 April 2014. This event is Sponsored by IBM Ireland:

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