Meet the Exec

Bertie Moores - Station Manager

The Station Manager, oddly enough, manages the station. This involves choosing the rest of the Exec at the start of the year, as well as directing them throughout the year (although each Exec member undertakes the majority of the work in their position). The manager implements his or her programme throughout the year, working together with the rest of the Exec to ensure the efficient running of the station.

The Station Manager is responsible for the station as a whole and hence deals with external issues such as regulation, licensing and finance, as well as being the overall face and main contact point for the station.

Emma Bailey - Assistant Station Manager

The Assistant Manager's role is to help the Station Manager with the running of the station. This includes helping to lead the exec, sitting on the University Media Committee and making sure the station is fully stocked with everything it needs. The Assistant Manager also acts as the Secretary and Treasurer of the station, and therefore is in charge of all station finances. 

Jonathan Leung - Head of Human Resources


The Head of Human Resources at Purple Radio is responsible for training all members in the studios, ensuring that all broadcasting standrads are met, and being the first point of contact for all members of the station regarding any issues or queries they may have. The Head of Human Resources is also responsible for ensuring that membership is paid and that all members have read and signed the contract. The Head of Human Resources also oversees production elements of all shows, ensuring that the producers are offering advice so as to improve the overall quality of their shows.  

Lauren Powdrell - Head of On Demand


The Head of On Demand at Purple Radio is responsible for everything podcasts. From ensuring that producers are matched with appropriate podcasts, to training members in the podcast studio and in producing their podcast to a high standard. The Head of On Demand also acts as and Executive Producer to all On Demand content. 

George Mullins - Head of Live Production


The Head of Live Production at Purple Radio is essentially resposnsible for everything that goes out live on air. The Head of Live Production is responsible for ensuring that everything that goes out on air is legal and professional, and organises the show schedule. The Head of Live Production also has heavy involvement in the coordanating and running of outdoor broadcasts. 

Kate Arkwright - Head of Promotions 

The Head of Promotions is entrusted with raising the profile of the station, organising events, posters and other publicity to make sure everyone knows what is going on with the station. They are also in charge of promoting Purple Radio as a brand, and making sure as many people as possible are aware of what we do! They also have the task of making connections with businesses and organisations. They are in charge of organising events and gigs, as well as making use of anything they can get their hands on to promote the station and the sponsors.

Naomi Clarke - Head of News 

The Head of news at Purple Radio is responsible for all news output during the broadcast day. They are also the manager of the News Team, delegating out slots for the station's twice-daily bulletins and also leading the news team in writing, editing and broadcasting the Purple News Show, Newsfeed. They also produce and present a weekly hour news program incorporating local, national and international news, interviews and discussions.

Adrian Waddelove - Head of Sport 

The Head of Sport at Purple Radio is responsible for all output on the station of Sport news and coverage. While ensuring the latest sports results and news are being broadcast as fast a possible they also liaise with the Head of News to have this information incorporated in hourly bulletins and the weekly Sportsfeed programmes.

They are also in charge of all live coverage of sport events around Durham including pitch side commentating and post match interviews, and present the weekly Sportsfeed show.

Dillion Belvins - Head of Brand Image 

The Head of Brand Image is resposnible for all the Visulisation and Imaging for the station. That is, they are responsible for the video, graphic and sounds that are put out by the station. They maintain Purple Radio's YouTube channel, create promotional videos and artworks and they also create adverts, jingles, beds and sweepers for the station. The Head of Brand Image woks alongside the rest of the Exec to ensure consistent brand identity.