HT Media’s radio business announces leadership changes

Thursday 02 May, 2019


India’s HT Media, which operates Fever 104 and Radio Nasha, has announced changes in their radio leadership team.

This follows its acquisition of 51 per cent stake in Next Mediaworks Ltd (NMWL), the owner of Radio One and the appointment of Harshad Jain as CEO of NMWL.

Some of the key changes are:

Neeraj Saraswat, who was heading the content and Events business of Fever FM will now head Radio One business as the Business Head. He will be responsible for the overall P&L of the business & all functions of Radio One will report to him.

Abhishek Kapoor in addition to being the CFO for Radio & Entertainment Business, has also been appointed the CFO for Next MediaWorks Ltd (NMWL). The combined central functions of Finance, Legal, Traffic, Technical and Admin will report to Kapoor and his immediate task will be to ensure rapid integration of NMWL into the larger organization.

Gaurav Sharma will now be the overall Chief Programming Officer for all three Brands. Sharma has been associated with Fever since inception. He has led Fever and Radio Nasha in achieving leadership position in listenership across markets.

Shikha Dhillon will be the overall HR Head for all three brands. Dhillon joined Fever in July 2018 from Star India. Shikha has a critical task at hand to seamlessly integrate Radio One into Fever culture and ensure people synergies across levels.

Ravi Arya, who has been heading Marketing function at Fever is being elevated as Business Head for Fever Audio Tools & Fever Entertainment. Arya will be responsible for scaling up Live Events and In-Store Business of Fever FM.

Sameer Anand, who has been heading the Sales Operations for Fever is being elevated as National Sales Head for Radio One.

Anil Machado who was the Programming Head of Radio One will now have dual responsibility of heading the Cluster of International stations of Radio One as Cluster Programming Head and will also be the National Creative Solutions Head for Fever FM.

Sumanto Ray, currently the National Creative Head will get the additional responsibility of creating winning content for Radio One. Ray has been with Fever for almost 12 years.

Country India
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