Highland Radio appoints Shaun Doherty as new station Managing Director

Highland Radio has today appointed Shaun Doherty as Acting Managing Director.

Mr Doherty has 23 years experience in Highland Radio serving on the Board of Directors and Management Team as well as hosting Ireland's most popular local daily current affairs show, The Shaun Doherty Show.

In a statement commenting on the appointment the Chairman of Highland Radio Gerry Rabbitt said that not only does Shaun bring his vast experience in local radio management to the role, he also has a finger on the pulse of the Donegal community.

In one of his first duties as Acting Managing Director, Shaun Doherty has appointed well known country singer Gary Gamble to join the successful daytime line up of DJs. Gary will be playing his mix of Irish & American Country music daily from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Highland Radio has also announced the appointment of Oisín Kelly as the new Head of Sport.

The Highland Radio statement concludes by stating ' Highland Radio is committed to serving its valued listenership by continuing to deliver new talent and outstanding programming.'

The statement in full reads:

HIGHLAND RADIO ANNOUNCES SHAUN DOHERTY AS NEW STATION MANAGING DIRECTOR

Oisín Kelly Appointed as Head of Sports

 June 12th 2013 - Letterkenny, Donegal: Highland Radio: Ireland’s number one local radio station is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun Doherty as Acting Managing Director.

Shaun Doherty has 23 years experience in Highland Radio serving on the Board of Directors and Management Team as well as hosting Ireland’s most popular local daily current affairs show, The Shaun Doherty Show.

“On behalf of all the staff of Highland Radio, we welcome Shaun to his new role. Not only does he bring to the role his vast experience in local radio management but also has a finger on the pulse of the Donegal community.” says Gerry Rabbitt, Chairman of Highland Radio Ltd. “The achievements of Highland Radio is due to delivering a valuable service to our listeners with our extensive local news, music and sports coverage at the heart of our success. With Shaun at the helm Highland Radio will continue to gain leadership and increase its investment in the North West.”

Highland Radio has also announced the appointment of Oisín Kelly, a familiar name and voice to Highland Radio listeners as the new Head of Sport. Oisín began with the station almost 20 years ago and was one of the youngest members of staff at the time. As a very popular sports presenter he will bring a renewed energy to the sports department and continue to deliver comprehensive coverage of all major sporting events across the North West.

In one of his first duties as Acting Managing Director, Shaun Doherty has appointed well known country singer Gary Gamble to join the successful daytime line up of DJs. Gary will be playing his mix of Irish & American Country music daily from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Highland Radio is committed to serving its valued listenership by continuing to deliver new talent and outstanding programming.

ENDS

About Highland Radio
Highland Radio is the local radio service for the County Donegal (North) franchise operating under a licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Highland Radio has been broadcasting since March 15 1990 and has consistently held the position as Ireland’s number one local radio station. Donegal Highland Radio holds the highest reach figures in market share (67% listenership and 65% market share) of any local station in the Republic of Ireland.  The local station employs 20  full time staff and 36 part-time employees and is headquartered in Letterkenny.