Cape Town, South Africa, 01 October 2012
Gavin Meiring was appointed as the Managing Director of Heart 104.9FM in 2006 and played an instrumental role in developing the Heart 104.9FM brand and repositioning and launching the new station. Now, seven years later, Meiring has announced that he will be leaving Heart 104.9FM at the end of December 2012 in order to pursue new opportunities and challenges.
During his tenure, Heart 104.9FM has become a recognisable brand in Cape Town and is now regarded as a major player in the Western Cape radio broadcast industry. His decision to relinquish his leadership role coincides with exciting changes taking place at the station, including moving to newly renovated premises – a project developed and led by Meiring, and one that he plans to see through to completion before he leaves.
“I’ve had an incredible journey with Heart 104.9FM. I’m extremely proud to have helped grow and develop the station into what it is today. A lot of exciting things are about to take place at the station, and the move to our new home will be a fitting final chapter for me,” says Meiring.
With over 25 years in radio broadcasting and an excellent track record in all aspects of the industry – including radio production, station imaging, radio presenting, music programming, program management and station management – Meiring’s resume includes working at the SABC; launching East Coast Radio in 1996, and helping to grow the station’s audience from 500 000 to 2,2 million by 2005.
Heart 104.9FM has yet to appoint a new MD, but the recruitment process to replace Meiring will commence shortly. “We would like to thank Gavin for the hard work and dedication he has shown over the last 7 years. Gavin has played an invaluable role in developing the Heart 104.9FM brand and we wish him well in his future endeavours” comments Peter Paul Ngwenya, Chairman of MRC Media (Pty) Limited and Heart 104.9FM.
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 Media release issued by DTM SA on behalf of Heart 104.9 FM.
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