18 May 2022
Bauer Media Group has appointed Richard Dawkins as President of Audio.
In this role, Richard will lead and continue to grow Bauer Media Group’s Audio business to take advantage of the opportunities ahead. With operations in eight countries across Europe, the group is home to much loved distinctive radio and audio brands including Mix Megapol (Sweden), Radio Norge (Norway), RMF (Poland), Radio Expres (Slovakia), The Voice (Denmark), Radio Nova (Finland), Today FM and Newstalk (Ireland), KISS, Magic, Absolute Radio, Scala Radio, Hits Radio Brand Network (all UK), and many more.
Richard joined Bauer Media Group as Chief Operating Officer of Audio in May 2019. This role saw him focus on new opportunities for the business and maximise the performance of its operations through new launches, commercial opportunities and introducing new ways of working. Prior to this, he spent more than a decade at the BBC in a variety of senior roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of BBC Content.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Dawkins says: “This is a brilliant opportunity to lead a fantastic team and a strong business with our reach already exceeding 57 million weekly listeners. Our high reach, brands and talent provide a strong foundation on which we will build, invest and innovate as we continue to explore the wider world of audio to benefit both listeners and advertisers”.
Yvonne Bauer, Owner and CEO Bauer Media Group, says: “Richard has not only been able to read the opportunities in the market but also ensure we take advantage of them, creating enormous value for the Bauer Media Group. I look forward to starting a new era for Bauer Media Audio and continuing to shape the success of the Business Area”.
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About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 16,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.