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BBC Scotland announces two senior appointments

Category: Scotland

Date: 10.12.2004
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Jeff Zycinski has been appointed the new Head of Radio Scotland and Margaret Mary Murray is the new Head of Gaelic.


Jeff Zycinski (pronounced Zizinski) was born in Glasgow in 1963 and educated at the Central College of Commerce, Glasgow College of Technology (now Caledonian University) and gained a postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at University College Cardiff.


He joined the BBC in 1992, working as a Senior Producer in Selkirk before moving to Inverness where he produced the Tom Morton morning programme.


He launched the Lesley Riddoch programme, the Gary Robertson Show and the SoundTown project which links the BBC with Scottish local communities.


He was most recently Editor, Entertainment and Events whilst managing BBC Scotland's Community Partnership Project and Programme Diversity team.


He is married with two children.


Margaret Mary Murray was born in the Isle of Lewis in 1966 and educated at the Nicolson Institute and Glasgow University.


She joined the BBC as a television researcher in 1988 and worked on a wide variety of programmes ranging from children's to documentaries, drama and current affairs.


She produced and directed the award-winning series charting the relationship between the Gael and the sea, An Ataireachd Bhuan / The Everlasting Sea (1991), was series producer of Eorpa from 1993 to 1998, and Editor from 1998 until 2003 when she was appointed Executive Editor of the Gaelic department.

She is married with two children.


Ken MacQuarrie, Controller, BBC Scotland, said: "I am delighted to announce these appointments.


"Jeff and Margaret Mary will formally assume their responsibilities in the New Year and I am sure will enjoy the support of their colleagues in their new roles."




Category: Scotland

Date: 10.12.2004
Printable version


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