Steve Stark - Director, Festival Productions Ltd, Brighton & Hove Radio Ltd, Splash FM Ltd, totallyradio.com
Steve has amassed considerable commercial radio management experience all over the UK. He has specialised in the development of small-scale local radio services including Brighton’s Surf 107.2 (now Juice). Steve was the group development manger for a £30 million UK radio development company before returning to Brighton to relaunch Festival Productions, an award-winning radio and sound production company and specialist music broadcaster.
Festival owns and operates www.totallyradio.com, an on-demand streaming radio service specialising in non-mainstream music. Totallyradio serves a worldwide audience and works closely with independent music producers to explore new routes to market and widen the influence of independent music. The station currently broadcasts to 150,000 music fans.
Festival Productions also produces a variety of radio programmes for the BBC and Commercial radio.
In September 2003, Steve formed a new company, Brighton and Hove Radio Ltd, and together with the founders of Surf 107.2 bought Juice 107.2 back under local ownership. The new management team have taken the business from major losses to break-even in under a year and have been working hard to build a radio station that properly reflects Brighton.
Steve plays an active role in the business community, he is a founder member of the Brighton Music Network, operates the local music listings and information website www.totallywired.co.uk and is developing Brighton Live a week long music festival taking place in October 2004.
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