Radio 1 announces promotions

By | Published on Thursday 15 December 2011

Radio 1

Radio 1 announced two new appointments yesterday. First Rhys Hughes, currently an Executive Producer for the station, will become Head Of Programmes for both Radio 1 and sister station 1Xtra, which is a new role basically taking over various responsibilities new Controller Ben Cooper looked after in his previous job as Deputy Controller.

Meanwhile Nicola Di Tullio, currently Business Manager, will become Network Manager for the two stations. I think that promotion is related to the departure of Radio 1’s Managing Editor Tarrant Steele, who is leaving the nation’s favourite after fifteen years working there.

Look, some quotes.

Rhys Hughes: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Head of Programmes for Radio 1 and 1Xtra and leading the editorial direction of both stations and I’m excited about the challenges that we face to move both youth networks forward in the digital world”.

Nicola Di Tullio: “It will be my pleasure to ensure that the business is run in the most effective and efficient way to ensure the best for our young listeners. Not only do I have the personal and professional passion for the stations, but I care enormously for the people who work here”.

Ben Cooper: “Rhys is passionate about new music, and making great radio for young audiences. I believe his experience, energy and ideas will support me in driving both networks forward. In Nicola I have a first class leader and someone that can inspire and motivate our teams. In addition to the safe keeping of our budgets, she is skilled at managing large scale organisational change, like the smooth transition to Broadcasting House which will take place next year – this will be a really big moment in Radio 1’s history”.