Digital rock station Planet Rock, once owned by Global Radio predecessor GCap but now an independent concern, has announced the appointment of a new MD in the form of Jonathan Arendt, co-founder of radio research company Hallett Arendt, who has previously been a director of LBC, Xfm and NME Radio.
Confirming the appointment, Planet Rock CEO Malcolm Bluemel told reporters: “This is a really exciting time for Planet Rock. With digital radio coming of age it’s important that the UK’s foremost digital station has the team it needs to take best advantage of the inexorable move to digital. Jonathan comes to us with invaluable experience in radio at the highest level and we are very fortunate that he has joined us”.
Arendt himself added: “This is a unique opportunity to join a station that has led the way in digital. Planet Rock’s growth continues with listening up by 45 per cent over the last year. I am really looking forward to working with Malcolm and his exceptional team in continuing to take the station forward in both audience and commercial terms”.