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BBC names controllers for pop music, Radio 4 and BBC Sounds


BBC has confirmed several appointments across BBC Radio and BBC Sounds.

Lorna Clarke has been named controller of pop music and will have responsibility for BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music, Asian Network and other music output. Currently head of production for Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music, Lorna will start her role in September.

Mohit Bakaya has been selected as controller of BBC Radio 4, replacing Gwyneth Williams who left the earlier this year. Mohit has been the commissioning editor for factual at Radio 4 since 2008 and will start as controller in August.

BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live Sports Extra controller Jonathan Wall is moving to become the first controller of BBC Sounds. Jonathan has served as controller since 2013 and will be starting as controller of the broadcaster’s audio app in August.

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