What I do, have done, can do …

Grant Goddard : radio broadcasting specialist : media consultant : author

Radio broadcasting specialist with a track record in senior management and consultancy, creating and implementing successful, innovative launch and turnaround strategies for large-scale radio stations in emerging markets to connect with audiences through market analysis, consumer research, innovation and strong team leadership.

10+ years’ overseas radio market experience: Cambodia, India, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia, Hungary, Russia, Israel.

• Management and leadership of creative teams of 60+ personnel in multi-country operations
• Hiring, training and mentoring of unskilled radio production, presentation and management staff
• Experienced journalist and sub-editor, with 1,000+ published articles in consumer/trade magazines and two books
• 1,000’s of hours’ experience training/capacity building in radio skills
• Managed budgets of £1m+, skilled in accounts, budgeting, spreadsheets
• Planned and executed 100+ market research projects for radio, converting insights into action
• Business analyst of research, strategy, audience ratings and financial performance of UK radio broadcast market, quoted on radio/TV/press

• Created the station format, image and sound of Radio City, India’s very first commercial radio FM network, leading and training a young team without prior radio experience (for Star TV)
• Re-launched Radio 7 Moscow with a new format, new image and new direction, improving its market ranking from #35 to #3 (for Metromedia International)
• Launched Radio Juventus as Hungary’s first national commercial radio station with a format and station sound previously unheard in the market (for Metromedia International)
• Created Cambodia’s first live phone-in show, first youth programme and first to use digital audio editing at state radio and a women’s radio station (for BBC World Service Trust)
• Transformed KISS FM London from a small pirate radio station into the UK’s first commercial youth radio station with 1m+ weekly reach within first six months on-air (for shareholders EMAP + Virgin)