James Brownlow heads to Communicorp in Ireland

Hits Radio Network Content Director James Brownlow is joining Communicorp in Ireland in the new role of Managing Editor of Music and Entertainment.

James will oversee the strategy of the group’s Music and Entertainment portfolio of Today FM, 98FM, SPIN 1038 and SPIN South West.

Bauer says he’ll play a key part in audience growth and the development of the group’s digital services, starting in June 2021.

Before joining Bauer, James previously held roles as content director for the Chrysalis and Global Radio groups.

Commenting on the appointment, Communicorp Media CEO Simon Myciunka said: “I am delighted to welcome someone with the wealth of experience and talent as James to this role. James is an intuitive radio programmer with a strong strategic vision and an excellent people leader.

“He will be a key member of the senior team as we adapt and grow our music and entertainment offerings on-air and online, to reflect audience demand.”

Speaking about his appointment, James Brownlow said: “I am delighted to join the group at such an exciting time and I look forward to working on such important Irish radio brands, leading the talented teams of content creators and broadcasters, and bringing innovative and relevant content to our audiences to drive digital listening and listenership ratings success.”