Even as the radio industry is bracing itself to face the HR challenges following imminent expansion, the churn seems to have begun. Three more hands at work for Radio City 91 FM (Bangalore) have put in their papers.
Darius Sunawala, Creative Director and RJ at Radio City 91 FM, has put in his papers. Starting off as a part time RJ with All India Radio (AIR), Sunawala moved to Radio Indigo of WorldSpace before joining Radio City in 2001 as an RJ, where he rose to his current position of Creative Director.
While his next assignment is not yet known, sources informed that he might be taking a break to contemplate his future course of action.
Meanwhile, two people from the sales team of Star India handling Radio City 91 FM have also called it quits. K A Shanawas, Assistant Manager-Sales, was part of the team that started Radio City in Bangalore nearly five years ago. He handled retail sales in Bangalore and also looked after corporate clients across South India. He is moving to CNBC Awaaz in January next year as Assistant Manager, handling South India.
Tony Francis, who was Senior Executive till recently, and from the sales team of Star India handling Radio City 91 FM, has joined Red FM as Assistant Manager-Sales, handling South India. He, too, joined Radio City in 2001.
In October, we had reported about former Station Head Bhaskar Dutt moving back to the visual effects industry, followed by Programme Director, Nisha Narayanan’s, exit. While Tanishq’s Ruchira Puri had moved in as Station Head, Karthik Vaidyanathan, also from Tanishq, had come on board as Programme Director.
The changes are aplenty, and one can only expect more across stations with the new entrants scouting for talent.