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John Simons, Consultant – Simo Radio, UK

John Simons

Consultant – Simo Radio

John Simons began his career in radio as a presenter over 30 years ago and is now one of the UK’s leading programming experts. His huge contribution to the industry has been was recognised as a winner of the Gold Sony Programmer of the Year in the UK.


John was instrumental in the success of the Guardian Media Groups radio brands as Group Programme Director leading the on-air development of the Real Radio and Smooth Radio stations.

Previously, John launched the hugely successful Century brand of stations onto the airwaves. In 1997 he became Programme Director of national station Talk Radio, delivering a record listeners. He then moved onto London’s LBC and BBC Radio 2 before joining GMG Radio in 2000.

He now works as an in-demand radio consultant with clients ranging from the UK and Ireland, to the Middle East and Australia.