Minster FMMinster FM in York has become the first of UKRD’s 16 local radio stations to appoint its own dedicated commercial copywriter, Tom Woods, currently Bauer’s head of creative across its Yorkshire stations.

Woods takes up his new role in April.

Minster’s decision to take on its on its own dedicated writer, follows the appointment in February of Mike Bersin in a newly-created role as advertising creative director across all of UKRD’s stations.

UKRD is based in Cornwall.

Sister station Stray FM in Harrogate is the second UKRD station currently recruiting for its own dedicated commercial writer and Prolific North understands that 2BR/The Bee in Burnley is hoping to recruit in May, with other stations to follow.

William Rogers, the group’s chief executive officer said: “This appointment signals  further commitment to our local operations and will result in a level of support being provided to our station sales operations which we believe will be unrivalled at our level within the radio sector.”

Minster FM’s managing director, Bridget Davies added: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to Minster FM. His talent and experience will help us to continue to offer our customers, listeners and staff a quality commercial offering.”