Music Programming on Public Service Radio – Diversity & Specifics
Joris Jonckheer Studio Brussel, Lauren Brennan BBC 6Music, Herve Riesen Radio France, Francis Gay WDR Cosmo
Joris Jonckheer Studio BrusselJoris Jonckheer is Head of Music at Studio Brussel, Belgium's main alternative radio station. He is responsible for the station's music strategy, industry relations and big music projects including De Nieuwe Lichting (introducing undiscovered talent) and #ikluisterbelgisch (Studio Brussel's platform for supporting local music).
Lauren Brennan BBC 6MusicI have over 15 years experience working in music programming, initially starting out in TV, but most recently in radio across BBC 6Music as well as an attachment to the Music Team at BBC Radio 1. Currently as Editor, Music Team/6Music I chair the weekly playlist meeting, steer the station’s music policy in particular with regards to daytime programming, book the line up for the annual 6Music Festival and liaise with labels and external parties to help promote new music on the station.
Herve Riesen Radio FranceDeputy Director for FIP / RADIO FRANCE Hervé Riesen began to work at Europe 2 in December 1990 before he was invloved to create the station of the Swiss network Couleur 3 in France. he began used to be host in several radios, head of music for Couleur 3 in Switzerland before he was appointed manager of the music programming unit of the four stations at RSR He was appointed Director of the french youth national channel « Le Mouv’ » in 2008, a position he filled until 2011 before he became deputy Director of the delegate Direction for International Affairs at Radio France. He developped many collaborations between public broadcasters in Europe and Africa and after that Deputy Director for stations and editorial strategy at Radio France Hervé Riesen is currently President of the “Eurosonic” group at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Francis Gay WDR Cosmo
Menno Visser VPROMenno Visser selects and curates music for Dutch public radio stations NPO 3FM, NPO KX and NPO Radio 2. He has worked for decades as a music journalist for various national and international print and online outlets.