Bauer Media has promoted Richard Maddock to the newly-expanded role of regional group programme director for its North West radio stations.
Maddock is currently station and programme director for Radio City, City Talk and Magic 1548 in Liverpool, while from February 11 will additionally handle programming for Key 103 and Magic 1152 in Manchester, and Rock FM and Magic 999 in Preston. The move will fill the Key 103 programme director role left vacant by Gary Stein last month being upped to director of music.
In a radio career dating back to 1991 Maddock has won seven Sony Gold awards with Radio City and nine commercial radio awards.
Bauer's North West regional managing director Steve King said: “I am delighted that Richard has accepted this expanded role. Richard is one of the most successful and respected programme directors in the country. Under his direction, Radio City has won four Sony Radio Awards for Station of the Year plus numerous other radio awards. Radio City has led the commercial market in Liverpool throughout his tenure, so I’m thrilled that his skillset will now benefit the region as a whole.”