Radio Today to unveil FM radio’s most successful programmers of all time

Former Assistant Editor

Next week Radio Today will unveil the first of a two-part series, recognising the 10 most successful programmers of all time in Australian metro FM radio.

Those who don’t quite make the top 10 will also be recognised later in the week, in part two of the series unveiling 11 through 20.

The role of group program director (by any other name), is one of the most demanding and challenging in radio, and only a handful of people have ever held the role in FM metro radio in Australia.

It’s a job that combines programming, strategic and research skills, executive and organisational skills, music knowledge, creativity, people management, talent management as well as drive, determination and leadership.

While the group PD role has changed over the years, the fundamentals are still the same; its about product, content and ratings.

Check back at 9am on Monday for the top 10, a list two months in the making after consultation with industry heavyweights past and present.

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