David Tighe has been appointed Managing Director, Bauer Radio Northern Ireland, responsible for the future development of the award-winning Cool FM, Downtown and Downtown Country portfolio.
Commenting on the appointment, Dee Ford, Group Managing Director, Bauer Radio said, “In David, we have found exactly the right person to drive this successful business to the next level. David has a fantastic breadth of commercial radio experience as both a Managing Director and Programmer coupled with the strong values and vision essential for this role”.
David Tighe added “The chance to represent and lead Northern Ireland’s most famous radio brands is one I couldn’t resist. I am looking forward to working with the successful teams at Cool FM, Downtown and Downtown Country and to help deliver even better results and relationships with audiences and clients alike”.
David has previously held roles as Regional Managing Director, South East UK at Global Media and Entertainment where he managed 8 commercial teams. He was also Chief Executive and Programme Director at Limerick Live 95FM, Ireland, where he drove record breaking audience shares and led his news team to win a New York Radio Award for News Coverage. Prior to this, he was Programme Director for TFM Radio and was a former Chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland in the Republic of Ireland (commercial radio representative body) and a member of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC), that oversaw standards for all public and commercial radio and TV in the Republic of Ireland.
David will join Bauer Radio, Northern Ireland in the summer.