Terry Underhill will coordinate all music-related activity for the group, which recently acquired Saga Radio and last year bought two Century stations from GCap for £60million.
Underhill moves from GMG’s Real Radio Yorkshire, where he was programme director. He has been with the company since it was created in 2000.
This week saw the departure from Saga Radio of managing director and founder Ron Coles, who stepped down following the GMG takeover.
Saga Radio, which began broadcasting in May 2000, has three stations on-air and last year won a licence in the North East.
GMG takes control of the stations on 1 February and plans to rebrand them. The overhaul is likely to include at least one of GMG’s Smooth licences as Smooth in London was granted permission by Ofcom in December to change its format to appeal to the over-50s.
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