Indicating its larger game plan in metros, FM station Radio One has made some key appointments to beef up its teams in Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. Shyju Varkey has joined as Station Head at Radio One, Bangalore, while Murali Muktapuram has been roped in as Station Head at Radio One, Delhi.
Both Varkey and Muktapuram move from O&M. While Varkey was a Management Supervisor at O&M, Bangalore, Muktapuram, who has over 12 years’ experience in advertising, was Client Services Director.
L V Navaneeth has been appointed as Station Head at Radio One, Chennai. He moves from The Hindu, Chennai after spending eight years there.
Commenting on Navaneeth’s appointment, Rajesh Tahil, CEO, Radio One, said, “Navaneeth has a strong understanding of the Chennai market – both audience and the corporate and retail advertiser. He has been mandated with creating and implementing a successful radio station in Chennai.”
Other appointments at the recently launched Radio One station in Bangalore include Chandrabhanu Pattajoshi, who has joined as the Sales Head and Anil Machado, who is the new Programming Director. Machado, who has over eight years’ experience in radio production and programming, was earlier with Channel 4 Networks, Dubai.
Rajeev Bhandari has been appointed as Sales Head at Radio One, Delhi. He has over 10 years’ experience in media sales at MTV and Radio Mirchi. Ritu Srivastava, former Programming Head of RED FM, Delhi, will be taking over the programming responsibilities of Radio One, Delhi.
Commmenting on the new appointments at Radio One, Tahil said, “We have systematically built a very strong management team in each of the locations we have won licenses in. We are extremely proud of the fact that Radio One has emerged as the company of choice for professionals seeking a career in the radio industry. In any new industry, especially a creative one, attracting and retaining talent is the foremost task and we are quite happy to have done both.”
One hits Bangalore air waves from August 1, 2006