Former Radio 1 Breakfast Show producer Victoria Easton-Riley has been appointed as content development director for the Hits Radio Network in Scotland.
The move follows Stuart Barrie leaving his role as regional content director for Bauer Media’s east Scotland stations in the Hits Radio Network after three years.
Easton-Riley has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry in commercial radio and at the BBC, and has most recently produced the Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Gemma, Gethin and Dave. She was producer on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.
In the newly created role Victoria will be responsible for the development of people, talent and content for the Hits Radio Network broadcast teams across Scotland, which includes Clyde 1 and Forth 1.
She said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for commercial radio as the sector continues to rapidly evolve. There has never been a more important time to develop our people, talent and content as we move into the next exciting stage of the industry’s future and I can’t wait to get started.”
Gary Stein, group programme director, added: “Victoria has produced high-calibre national radio shows with some of the industry greats in both commercial radio and at the BBC and brings a wealth of experience to the Hits Radio Network.
“I know she will inspire and lead our talented content teams across Scotland. I’d like to also thank Stuart Barrie for his contribution to our continued success in the East of Scotland and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”