MEDIA: Smith to depart Radio 1 for Capital controller’s post

Radio 1’s head of music policy, Jeff Smith, is leaving to become programme controller for 95.8 Capital FM.

Radio 1’s head of music policy, Jeff Smith, is leaving to become

programme controller for 95.8 Capital FM.



After working at the World Service and in programme management at Emap’s

radio arm, Smith joined Radio 1. He set up its evening session in 1990

and recruited Jo Whiley.



He then left to become a partner and director of programmes at Wise

Buddah Music Radio, where he developed shows such as Pete Tong’s

Essential Selection.



He rejoined Radio 1 in 1997 as head of music policy.



Smith reports to Capital’s group director of programmes, Richard Park

and joins the station in June. He takes over from Pete Simmons, who has

moved within the group to become programme controller of digital

services.



In his new role Simmons heads the group’s first national station, Life,

which is broadcast on the national commercial digital radio network,

Digital One.



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