9X Media has appointed Ashwinikumar Patil as Head of Programming for 9X Jhakaas. Ashwinikumar would be reporting to Amar Tidke, Chief Programming Officer of 9X Media.
With over 12 years of experience in programming and production, Ashwinikumar has worked across a broad spectrum of media & entertainment companies including Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies, etc. Ashwinikumar started his career as a Radio Jockey on Big FM Mumbai station. Later he went on to launch the Solapur, Indore and Gwalior radio stations at Big FM. He has also held the position of Regional Non-fiction Head at Reliance Big Productions.
Commenting on Ashwinikumar's appointment, Amar Tidke, Chief Programming Officer, 9X Media said, "9X Jhakaas has grown manifold times since its launch 4 years ago. Today, the Channel is a major player in the Marathi music and entertainment industry. I welcome Ashwinikumar on board. I am sure his rich and diverse experience will be of immense value to 9X Jhakaas as the Channel enters the next phase of growth."
Speaking on joining 9X Jhakaas, Ashwinikumar Patil said, “I am extremely pleased to be a part of the young and vibrant team at 9X Jhakaas. The Channel has achieved an unprecedented growth in a very short span of time and has played a crucial role in reviving the Marathi film and music industry. I look forward to a very productive and successful future with 9X Jhakaas.”