MTV’s Mark joins the Q to be Programme Director

Mark Sadler, aged 36, will join Dublin’s Q102 as Programme Director in April 2006. Mark is joining Q102 from MTV Networks UK & Ireland where he has been Vice President, Music, since 2002 with responsibility for devising the music policy for nine MTV, TMF and VH1 branded channels. With more than twelve years commercial radio experience, he has also enjoyed a highly-successful 10 year career with Capital Radio plc where he was appointed Regional Programme Director of South Coast Operations in 2000. He has worked as Programme Director at Capital’s Southern FM, Power FM and Ocean FM helping these stations achieve record audiences.
Ronan McManamy, Managing Director of UTV Radio Ireland said: “I am delighted that Mark is joining us in April. His extensive programming expertise will be a tremendous boost to Dublin’s Q102 which has enjoyed considerable success since its relaunch 2 years ago. Mark will have a critical role to play in building upon that success by further developing strong content to appeal to the Dublin audience.”
Scott Williams, Managing Director Q102 says: “We are delighted to welcome Mark to Dublin’s Q102. Mark is a world-class programmer with an impressive array of success to his name and I have no doubt that his programme development strategy will enable us to take Q102 to the next level.”
Mark Sadler adds: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Q102 at what is an exciting time for the station. Dublin is a hugely competitive radio market, and Q102 has been making great progress in terms of ratings. I look forward to building on the fantastic work that has been done already, and helping the station to even more success in the future.”
Q102 was previously known as Lite FM and has been on air since May 2000.