Hayat FM launches Top 20

Radio station Hayat FM 95.6, part of GN Broadcasting, is launching a Top 20 Chart as part of The 7 Days Breakfast Show. The show will play every weekend from 8am to 10am and will be presented by Abdullah Al Muhairi and Farah Sayegh, who will ask listeners to call into the station and talk about the songs that they feel should be in the charts.

“We’re really excited about the launch of the Top 20 Chart,” says Abdullah. “This promises to be the longest ever breakfast show, but the interactive element to the program will really leave listeners asking for more.”

GN Broadcasting welcomes Director

GN Broadcasting has welcomed Steve Pulley to the role of Broadcasting Director. With 30 years of international radio experience across companies such as Virgin Radio International and Arabian Radio Network, Steve was most recently General Manager of Bamboo Media, where he provided services to international radio stations and local businesses looking to improve premium content services. Having recently returned to Dubai, Steve will now be working across UAE radio stations Radio 1, Radio 2, Josh and Hayat FM in his role as Broadcasting Director.

“It is an exceptionally exciting time for the radio business,” says Steve. “Radio remains a key medium for all UAE residents who want music, fun and information – when and where they want it. On whatever platform, it’s still the most affordable way for advertisers – big and small – to consistently reach new and existing customers, especially those who are increasingly on-the-go. GN Broadcasting will be working smarter and harder than ever to entertain listeners and provide innovation for Advertisers.”



Will McMichael joins GN Broadcasting

Will McMichael has joined GN Broadcasting as Head of Advertising. Having previously worked as General Sales Manager at the Australian Radio Network in Sydney, Australia, Will was responsible for revenue generation cross all of the network, including 12 radio stations and its digital assets. In his new role as Head of Advertising, he will oversee both direct and agency sales teams for GN Broadcasting, as well as support departments including Creative, Traffic, Commercial Production and Sponsorship/Promotions/Integration. Will will also be handling revenue generation across direct and agency sales and developing and implementing strategies for internal structure, processes and communication.

“Relocating to another country was not an easy decision, however I have been made to feel extremely welcome and I already feel like a part of the family,” says Will. “There are some very talented people here and when you combine this with the strength of the brands throughout the company, we have a real opportunity to provide multi-platform solutions to our clients.”

Saffron magazine signs new society columnist

Jawahar Chhoda has been appointed as a society columnist for newly launched bi-weekly magazine, Saffron. With over 14 years experience in journalism, Jawahar has worked across many titles in the region, including Masala, TeleLife and Gulf Gourmet, as well as appearing as a guest speaker on many radio shows including GN Broadcasting. In addition, Jawahar has worked as a freelance PR consultant where he specialises in comprising guest lists for high-profile events.

For his new column, Jawahar will focus on members of Dubai’s high society, covering private parties, events and prominent society members.