Steve Parkinson

Steve is Group Managing Director for Bauer Media’s national radio brands – Magic, KISS, Absolute Radio, heat, Planet Rock and Kerrang!. He is responsible for the overall business from audience strategy to revenue and station profitability.  Originally from Aberdeen, Steve has worked at both local and national level in radio and tv across the UK and has been an award winning programme director, marketing director and director of sponsorship and promotions in his time.

Steve leads a team of 200 dedicated media staff and presenters in One Golden Square, and together the team broadcasts to well over 12m listeners across the UK. Steve is a non-exec director for the Prince’s Trust, and deputy chair for the Radio Academy, with responsibility for championing the next generation of talent from across the industry.