Ken Hutton has returned to Ireland from London to become commercial director at Bay Broadcasting, the leading shareholder in multi-city station Classic Hits 4FM, a major shareholder in Radio Nova and a backer of Sunshine 106.8, formerly Dublin’s Country. Bay’s Kevin Branigan said Hutton’s 27 years media experience and commercial background will be an asset in the current environment where driving revenue is crucial.
Hutton is a former general manager and director of Denis O’Brien’s 98FM and spent five years as commercial director of News International in Dublin. He also worked for The Irish Times and The Sunday Business Post. Most recently he ran Affinity Publishing in London and was publishing director of FMS, whose magazine contracts included luxury brands Aston Martin, Quintessentially, Elegant Resorts and Private Sea.