Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Well, for the past six weeks or so I have had an incredible time heading up Bauer Radio's news services in the north east of England where I'm based.
I've been backed by a great management team including an MD and Programme Directors who understand the value of news and who're giving me the freedom to create new content.
I've been working alongside a collection of hard working and talented young journalists who proved themselves to me within hours of my joining Bauer in their response to the Raoul Moat story. I'm already very proud of them.
Together I believe we all have the potential to create a unique news product for commercial radio in UK. Already I feel we've made some progress in achieving this.
So, with all these positives in mind, I'm delighted to say that I have agreed to take on the role full time.
It of course ends some relationships with clients of my business. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely and wholeheartedly thank the radio and other organisations that have hired me. It's been an incredible 18 months travelling the UK and Europe meeting so many different people but such a rich role close to home is hard to turn down.
I will continue to tweet as my adventure in north east England continues.