We’re becoming what I’ve always thought radio should be: about the artists, and about the community of listeners. I’m excited about this expanded role, and the opportunity to create innovative programs that will continue to engage our audience.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Paul Driscoll, the Program Director of RadioBDC, has been named Director of Operations and Program Development for the 24-hour, streaming radio station on Boston.com. This is part of a series of new initiatives the station is launching as it approaches its first anniversary.
“In this role, Paul can build on our early success in establishing a foothold in the Boston music scene. His vision, and deep experience in the industry, will take RadioBDC to a new level, enabling us to expand our community of listeners,” said Jane Bowman, Vice President of Marketing & Sales Development at The Boston Globe and Boston.com.
Driscoll has deep roots in Boston, serving as program and music director for WFNX-FM for 10 years prior to establishing RadioBDC in August 2012. Preceding his time at WFNX, he was an artist development representative with Universal Music Group. Driscoll has brought an eclectic mix to RadioBDC, and over his career he has played an instrumental role in spotting new musical talent. He has played a role in helping to develop breakout acts such as The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons and Bastille, to name a few.
“We’re creating our own history here at RadioBDC,” says Driscoll. “We’re becoming what I’ve always thought radio should be: about the artists, and about the community of listeners. I’m excited about this expanded role, and the opportunity to create innovative programs that will continue to engage our audience.”
Recently Driscoll accompanied the RadioBDC team to Indio California to cover the 2013 Coachella Music and Arts festival. Artists such as Phoenix, Jake Bugg, Two Door Cinema Club and The XX stopped by the Sapporo RadioBDC Coachella headquarters to play exclusive sets and chat live with the RadioBDC team. Coverage from RadioBDC live at Coachella 2013 can be found at boston.com/Coachella.
In his new role, Driscoll will help RadioBDC launch an array of new projects and programs including RadioBDC’s social countdown, a concept that takes the traditional chart show and combines it with social interaction with listeners in real-time. He also plans to expand the roster of Live in the Lab concerts, which have featured groups like The Lumineers, The Wombats, and The Dropkick Murphys.
“Boston has always been home to an extraordinarily innovative and creative arts scene, where people aren’t afraid to experiment and embrace the next big thing. Our vision for RadioBDC embodies that spirit,” said Driscoll.
Launched in August of 2012, Boston.com’s RadioBDC is a 24x7 streaming radio station featuring an all-star team of Boston radio personalities. With new music, breaking news, and exclusive events, RadioBDC is the definitive digital source for modern-indie/alternative music in Boston. Users can listen to RadioBDC by launching the player via Boston.com, and via the RadioBDC app available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.
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