The Radio Authority, the licensing and regulatory body for the UK’s
243 local and three national commercial radio stations, has promoted
Julie McCatty to chief press officer following the departure of Tracey
Mullins to become press and PR manager at the British Film
McCatty has been the authority’s press and information officer since
1995. She took up her new position this week.
The Radio Authority is responsible for issuing licences, including those
for multiplexers, who will co-ordinate digital services; restricted
service licences; and long-term restricted service licences - given to
organisations such as hospitals. It also deals with issues of
regulation, and complaints from members of the public.
McCatty now has responsibility for communicating the authority’s
licensing and regulatory decisions and policies to the media,
opinion-formers, radio industry and the public.
She will head a team of two, although her replacement as press and
information officer has not yet been found. McCatty reports directly to
the chief executive, Tony Stoller.