Radio Authority hunts for public affairs head

The Radio Authority is to recruit a public affairs head as it gears up for the awarding of digital broadcasting licenses and faces Government-led change of the broadcasting regulatory environment.

The Radio Authority is to recruit a public affairs head as it gears

up for the awarding of digital broadcasting licenses and faces

Government-led change of the broadcasting regulatory environment.



The public affairs head will be one of six department heads reporting to

Radio Authority chief executive Tony Stoller, and will oversee a press

office team of three. Press is currently headed by chief press officer

Tracey Mullins, who will report to the new public affairs head.



Stoller said: ’Over the past three years, the authority has steadily

increased its pro-active public activities and has increasingly been

drawn into policy and political debate about the future of broadcasting

regulation and radio as a whole. To take that to the next step, we felt

we needed a senior appointment within the authority.’



The Radio Authority regulates commercial radio stations and is

responsible for monitoring programme content, advertising standards,

ownership rules and awarding licenses.



The first digital license has already been awarded. Digital One has won

the right to broadcast around eight digital stations. Applications for

digital licences in Birmingham and Manchester have closed, and the

deadline for applications for London is 11 May. Thereafter, one licence

will be awarded each month.



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