Martin Campbell - Head of Radio, Ofcom

Martin worked as a newspaper journalist in the sixties before entering commercial radio in 1975.  He hosted daily ‘phone-ins and music shows for many years before going into management.

He was Head of Talk at BRMB for four years, Head of Features at Radio Trent (now Trent FM), Head of News at the former IBA’s National Broadcasting School, Programme Director for the Allied Radio Group, and was Managing Editor for three years at national Talk Radio, (now Talk Sport), before joining the Radio Authority in 1998.

Other stations include Pennine (now the Pulse), and GWR in Bristol. He became Ofcom’s first Head of Radio, working within the Content and Standards Department, when it began operation in January this year, (’04).

His prime responsibilities are commercial station formats and the localness issue.

Martin worked as a newspaper journalist in the sixties before entering commercial radio in 1975.

He hosted daily ‘phone-ins and music shows for many years before going into management.

He was Head of Talk at BRMB for four years, Head of Features at Radio Trent (now Trent FM), Head of News at the former IBA’s National Broadcasting School, Programme Director for the Allied Radio Group, and was Managing Editor for three years at national Talk Radio, (now Talk Sport), before joining the Radio Authority in 1998.

Other stations include Pennine (now the Pulse), and GWR in Bristol. He became Ofcom’s first Head of Radio, working within the Content and Standards Department, when it began operation in January this year, (’04).

His prime responsibilities are commercial station formats and the localness issue.