Zycinski appointed head of BBC Radio Scotland

Jeff Zycinski has been appointed the new head of BBC Radio Scotland
and Margaret Mary Murray is the new head of Gaelic at the station.

Zycinski, 42, joined the BBC in 1992. He was initially senior producer
in Selkirk before moving to Inverness where he produced the Tom Morton
morning programme.

He launched the Lesley Riddoch programme, the
Gary Robertson Show and the SoundTown project which links the BBC with
Scottish local communities.

Most recently he was editor of
entertainment and events, while managing BBC Scotland’s Community
Partnership Project and programme diversity team.

Murray, 39,
joined the BBC as a television researcher in 1988 and worked on a
variety of programmes ranging from children’s output to documentaries,
drama and current affairs.

She was series producer of
awardwinning current affairs programme Eorpa from 1993 to 1998, and
then editor until 2003 when she was appointed executive editor of the
Gaelic department.

The two appointments follow the recent
announcement that Maggie Cunningham, head of BBC Radio Scotland, and
Donalda MacKinnon, head of Gaelic and children’s programmes, are to
jointly become head of programmes and services in Scotland.

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