Mark Jarvis, head of broadcast negotiations at Carat, has been
chosen to succeed Dave King as the independent’s broadcast director when
King leaves to become sales director at Emap On Air.
Carat’s chief executive, Mark Craze, said: ’Mark has tremendous respect
in the marketplace and this was a quick and easy decision.’ A leaving
date for King has yet to be finalised.
King’s resignation last week - after ten years with the company in
various guises and one-and-a-half years in the top broadcast position -
is said to have come as a surprise.
King, who moved to the buying side after selling airtime for Granada TV
and Ulster TV, will be charged with overseeing sales across all of
Emap’s radio stations. The role was formerly part the brief of managing
director, Tom Toumazis. King said he had not been looking to move but
when he heard about the job he could not refuse.