Steve Penk’s Revolution Radio has appointed Simon Walker as commercial director.

Walker joins from Stockport-based Pure Innovations, and prior to that he was managing director of Tameside Radio.

Steve Penk

Steve Penk

He has also had spells at Lite FM in Peterborough, Northamptonshire’s Connect FM, Belfast City Beat and The Bay in Lancashire.

Penk, who quit his own station’s breakfast show live on-air in March, said: “Simon was a real thorn in our side at Tameside so now it’s payback time.

“We had some top-notch applicants but Simon ticked all the boxes bringing in a wealth of experience, unrivalled local knowledge and an amazing contacts book.”

Walker, who starts his new role on May 20, added: “Opportunities like this are few and far between and I can’t wait to work with Steve and his team on taking the station forward.”

Revolution Radio broadcasts to Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and surrounding parts of Manchester on FM and online.