UTV Media’s Signal Radio, which broadcasts across south Cheshire and north Staffordshire, has appointed Mark Wheaton as its new sales director.

Wheaton has over 11 years of radio sales experience, with spells at Silk FM, UTV Media (GB) and Wire FM.

Mark Wheaton

Mark Wheaton

Wheaton said: “I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Signal. This is an incredible opportunity and I’m thrilled to be amongst people who are so obviously committed to success and producing quality radio that people love.”

Iain Fowler, director of local radio for owners UTV Media (GB), said: “Mark is a committed individual who is passionate about radio, and has a great track record with the company for building and developing strong sales teams.

“Our local stations have gone from strength to strength recently in a difficult market and I’m confident that he will continue to upward trend.”