Planet Rock MD steps down

By | Published on Tuesday 24 January 2012

Planet Rock

Independent digital radio station Planet Rock has announced that its MD, Jonathan Arendt, is leaving the company to set up a new digital firm with G Media co-founder Ricki Lee. The new company, called 7West, will offer digital products to the radio sector. Meanwhile, at Planet Rock, the station’s owner and Chairman, Malcolm Bluemel, will resume in the role of CEO.

Confirming his departure, Arendt told CMU: “The last eighteen months have been brilliant, working with truly talented people and great rock music – what could have been better?  Malcolm has big plans for the station and I know it will go from strength to strength”.

Bluemel added: “Jonathan will be missed at Planet Rock. He has driven audience and revenue to record levels and overseen a complete re-image of the station. I wish him well and look forward to working with 7West in the future”.