Talk Radio’s former managing director, Paul Robinson, has moved to
the Disney Channel UK as vice-president and managing director.
Robinson was ousted from Talk by Kelvin MacKenzie, the station’s new
owner, after he, along with the former commercial director, Stan Park,
and the head of programming, John Simons, staged an unsuccessful
management buyout from CLT-Ufa. MacKenzie brought in his own staff
following a successful bid.
This is Robinson’s first commercial position in television, after a long
spell in radio. The Disney job was previously held by Tom Wszalek, who
has moved over to see Disney through its entry into digital TV.
Robinson will report to David Hulbert, the senior vice-president and
managing director of European broadcasting, Walt Disney Television
Robinson is thought still to be in dispute with MacKenzie over his