Canberra FM, home of the hit104.7 and mix106.3 radio stations, has a new boss in Craig Wagstaff, a former account manager with the network who will return to replace outgoing general manager Eoghan O’Byrne.
Mr O’Byrne has left to take up an appointment as director, marketing and communications at the University of Canberra.
Mr Wagstaff joins Canberra FM on August 29. According to industry news site Radio Today, Mr O’Byrne gave notice of his intention to leave the network in April, but stayed on during the search for his replacement.
Mr O’Byrne first joined Canberra FM as the Mix106.3 sales manager in 1998 and was promoted to sales director in 2000. He was general manager for 12 years.
A Canberra native, Mr Wagstaff has more than 15 years’ media experience in Australia and has spent the past nine years working overseas.
He started his radio career as an account manager at Canberra FM before progressing into a senior management role. He then moved to Malaysia to work on a number of roles with the Astro Group before taking up his most recent position at Motivate Publishing in the United Arab Emirates.
Mr Wagstaff said he was excited about returning to Canberra with his family and looked forward to being back at Canberra FM.
“Through its leadership and people, Canberra FM Radio and both station brands across Hit104.7 and MIX 106.3 carry a significant, well-earned and special place in the minds and hearts of the loyal listeners, a wide range of commercial partners, and the Canberra community at large.”
“I am extremely enthusiastic and excited to again join the wonderfully diverse team that continue to make this happen,” he said.