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Mike Walsh to depart Radio X

By | Published on Monday 9 September 2019

Mike Walsh

Radio X’s long-time music chief Mike Walsh has announced that he is leaving the radio station later this month. In a note confirming his departure Walsh said that, after eighteen years working for the radio company that is now known as Global, it was “definitely time for a break and something new”.

Walsh had a stint in radio promotions at EMI before moving into the radio business itself in the early 2000s. He also worked for Century FM during his early years at what was then the Capital Radio Group, but is best known in the industry as Head Of Music at Radio X and its predecessor Xfm. He also played a key role in keeping the music industry on side when there was an initial backlash to the way Global relaunched Xfm under its current brand.

Most recently both Head Of Music and Deputy Programme Director at Radio X, Walsh wrote in his note: “I will be leaving Radio X, and Global, in a couple of weeks – my last day will be Fri 20 Sep. It has been a pleasure and a privilege working with some of the best people I know but, after eighteen years, it is definitely time for a break and something new”.

He went on: “Xfm and Radio X have been the most amount of fun and I am so proud to say that I’ll be leaving it in great shape with some record numbers and an excellent team in place. Thank you to all the artists, industry and friends for always being an inspiration, and see you soon for the next chapter”.