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David Tighe Appointed Managing Director, Bauer Radio Northern Ireland

David Tighe has been appointed Managing Director, Bauer Radio Northern Ireland.

In this role, David will be 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.

About Bauer Media UK:
Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

For further press information, please contact: 
Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio) 
T: 07932 746 363 

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio) 
T: 07718 489342