The acting Scottish managing director of the company behind Real Radio Scotland these last ten months has had his posting role made permanent.
In being made managing director of GMG Radio Scotland, Gavin Bruce follows Billy Anderson who has been promoted within the company, at an UK-wide level, to take charge of the Real Radio and Rock Radio brands. Bruce joined GMG Radio Scotland eight years ago, initially in sales. His responsibility will encompass the Real, Rock and Smooth Radio Brands in Scotland.
In a statement issued by the company, he is quoted, saying: “This is a very proud moment in my career. Being given this fantastic opportunity by GMG Radio, to lead such a brilliant group of people, is a challenge that I am very excited about. Our focus on creating great radio for our listeners across all three brands and delivering results for our advertisers remains unchanged.”
Added Anderson, in the statment: “As acting managing director for the last ten months, Gavin’s stewardship and forward thinking has enhanced the GMG Radio Scotland proposition both on-air and in the marketplace.
“Gavin cares passionately about the business and its people and it is always satisfying to see growth from within GMG Radio. Real Radio Scotland has been an enormous success as it approaches its 9th birthday and with Smooth Radio hitting a record high in audience and exciting times ahead for Rock Radio, I am certain that Gavin’s creative flare will encourage growth at all levels in the years ahead.”