RED FM, the English radio station of Sky media Networks announced the appointment of Riyaz (Shaq) Shah Jahan as its new Channel Head effective September 2017.
Better known as Shaq, he brings to RED FM over 20 years of radio industry experience. Prior to joining RED FM, Shaq was Channel Head – Yes FM and Board Director, MBC Networks Pvt Ltd, having worked with them for over 15 years. He made his mark in radio while hosting the Number One rated morning show for 14 years at Yes FM. While taking a brief break from Radio Management, Shaq served two short stints as a Radio Broadcast Consultant, hosting morning shows at Sun FM and E FM.
Commenting on the new appointment, NirangaHettiarachchi, Chairman, RED FM said, “I am delighted to welcome such an experienced and vibrant personality to our team. With his wealth of experience, Shaq will be an integral part in making RED FM’s mark in the history of radio in Sri Lanka.”
In his new role, Shaq will be tasked with shaping the vision, direction and introducing ‘The All New Red’. His invaluable industry experience, deep understanding of reaching out to people of all ages and passion to innovate radio makes him an ideal fit to deliver on RED FM’s ambitious plans in making a mark in the history of Radio in Sri Lanka.
“Its an exciting time for RED FM, as we continue to transform the brand into its new phase. I am proud to say that we have brought together a talented team who will enable us to be even more relevant and effective for our listeners, partners and advertisers.” said ChamindaWickramasinghe, CEO, Sky media Networks. He further noted, “As Channel Head, Shaq will work closely with marketing and programming to further build the brand RED FM to its full potential.”
“Working my way up from a part-time weekend presenter, to sitting on the board of one of the biggest media networks in the country, I know exactly what happens on both sides of the mic. And that is the knowledge I bring to the table, and help create a powerful radio brand with a very talented team. I am very excited to embark on this new challenge with the RED.” said Shaq, Channel Head, RED FM.
Launched in 2013, driven by an enduring vision to be positioned amongst Sri Lanka’s leading radio stations, RED FM combines an uber-modern style along with old school radio fundamentals to produce a sound that will be a lifestyle trend setter.