New MD joins Bauer Radio NI

Person/Position: David Tighe has been appointed Managing Director of Bauer Radio Northern Ireland

Dates: He officially took up the new position from Monday 6 April 2020,

Role: David will be responsible for the future development of the award-winning Cool FM, Downtown and Downtown Country portfolio.

Previous Experience: David has over 30 years of commercial radio experience including Regional Managing Director, South East UK at Global Media and Entertainment where he managed 8 commercial teams. He was also Chief Executive and Programme Director at Limerick Live 95FM, Ireland, where he drove record breaking audience shares and led his news team to win a New York Radio Award for News Coverage.

Prior to this, David was Programme Director for TFM Radio, was a former Chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, and was a member of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) that oversaw standards for all public and commercial radio and TV in the Republic of Ireland.

Comment from David Tighe: “I’m thrilled to be taking over the leadership role at Bauer NI and would like to congratulate Simon Mann and the wider senior team at the station for their great work over the past few months.

“I’m joining the station at a time when our communities, economy and entire country face unparalleled challenges, yet strangely, it seems as if the world has never been so connected. Radio – particularly at a regional level – plays such an important role in this connection process – keeping local people informed, providing a trusted communications platform, and more than anything, making us feel we are not alone.

“The fact that commercial radio has seen an uplift in online listening in recent weeks indicates it’s a strong and resilient proposition for brands and can provide clear, cost-effective and fast turnaround messaging to support and maintain businesses throughout the crisis.”

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