Virgin Radio has signed Capital FM’s Christian Smith as its new Head of Music.
Christian has been Head of Music for Capital FM for the last four years and was previously at Kiss for eleven years.
Starting with Virgin Radio from March 12, Christian will be responsible for all music output for the station reporting to Virgin Radio Content Controller Mike Cass.
The move follows the station’s new branding, imaging and marketing campaign ‘it’s all about the music’ in October and the arrival of breakfast show duo Sam and Amy.
Virgin Radio was also the fastest growing national radio station in last month’s RAJARs.
Virgin Radio Content Controller Mike Cass said: “Christian will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and music programming skills to Virgin Radio. His expertise will reinforce our core purpose— it’s all about the music.”
Christian Smith said: “Virgin Radio is a musical powerhouse and I can’t wait to bring a mix of classic tunes and exciting new artists to our audience of music-lovers. Let’s get this party started!”