The BBC has promoted Chris Kimber, currently BBC Radio 1 online
manager, to become the corporation's first head of radio online.
Kimber's remit means he will be responsible for online strategy and
editorial control at BBC Radios 1 to 5 Live.
He will also be in charge of developing Radio 5's proposed digital
services, although these are subject to approval from the Department for
Culture, Media and Sport. Kimber oversaw Radio 1 Online's relaunch last
He will report to Simon Nelson, controller new media, BBC radio and
Kimber has also been a radio producer, with credits such as The Locker
Room and Loose Ends on Radio 4 and The Treatment on Radio 5. He sees his
latest job partly as exploiting the synergies between radio and internet