Mike Byrne has been appointed Program Director of River 94.9 Ipswich, effective the 28th of July 2008. He brings a wealth of programming experience in both capital city and regional sectors having previously held similar positions with Mix 1065 in Sydney, B105 in Brisbane and Gold 1043 in Melbourne. Mike quit his role with Mix 1065 in April and has more recently been heard on Vega 95.3 in a weekend/floating capacity.
River 949, which was previously part of Fairfax Media, has been with out a PD for over 3 years and this is the first major staff appointment by new owners Grant Broadcasters.