Capital Radio’s decision to appoint Fru Hazlitt, the former head of
client sales at Capital Radio, to the top post at the new sales house,
Capital Sales and Marketing, has sparked the first wave of staff
defections within the Capital Radio Group.
Duncan George, the sales director at Capital Radio, and Andrew Oldham,
the sales director of MSM, are both quitting the company, despite having
been offered alternative posts. George’s departure takes immediate
effect; Oldham will stay on for the foreseeable future to head MSM
before it is wound up.
The final structure of Capital Sales and Marketing will be thrashed out
over the next week and staff from Capital and MSM have until next Friday
to decide whether they wish to take up new positions within the
Ultimately, Capital Sales and Marketing will comprise a total of 135
people, made up of two sales controllers and eight teams.
Hazlitt, who joined Capital Radio Sales four years ago from the
Guardian, takes the title of sales director with a place on the board.
She will report to Paul Davies, commercial director of the Capital Radio
Group, and her appointment takes immediate effect.
The future of Kathryn Jacob, the sales director at Virgin Radio, and her
team, will be decided in three months’ time when the Radio Authority has
completed its public interest review.