EMAP reshuffles radio subsidiary

EMAP has restructured its enlarged Emap Radio Group after completing its acquisition of the Metro Radio Group last week.

Metro Radio Group sales and marketing director Maurice Dobson becomes Emap Radio Group sales and marketing director. Metro Group finance director Eric Lawrence has joined the Emap Radio board.

Emap Radio chief executive Tim Schoonmaker takes over as acting managing director of Metro Radio and TFM. Harry Dunne, sales director of Metro’s Yorkshire stations, becomes managing director for Hallam Radio in South Yorkshire and Viking Radio in Hull.

The aim is to create a north of England sales effort for regional advertising agencies, Schoonmaker explains. Metro’s regional sales team will report directly to Piccadilly Radio sales director Barbara Gardner.

“Our aim is to decentralise wherever we can: stations run by local management respond to the local market more quickly,” adds Schoonmaker.

Metro Radio Group programme director Mic Johnson left the company last week, following the departure of group managing director John Josephs and chairman Neil Robinson.

His role remains unfilled for the time being, although Giles Squire continues as group programme director of Metro’s North-east stations. Steve King continues in the same position overseeing output for the Yorkshire stations.

Latest from Marketing Week

PLEASE SIGN IN OR REGISTER. IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and inspiration that will help you develop as a marketer and leader.

Register and receive the best content from the only title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work, so we can make Marketing Week more relevant to you.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team and columnists will ask the biggest questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we will be your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Dedicated to developing your skills and helping you achieve marketing excellence. Find guidance on leadership, professional development and the latest industry jobs.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here