Paul Schlesinger, 46, is to be the new Head of Radio Entertainment, it was announced today.
Paul will be responsible for all in-house comedy and entertainment programmes on BBC national radio, from established favourites such as Just A Minute to developing the talents of unfledged performers and writers.
Paul is producing comedy shows for BBC Television and has been involved in encouraging new talent.
He said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to make Radio Entertainment a magnet for talent."
Paul's successes as a producer span both radio and television.
On radio he was responsible for People Like Us and Absolute Power - both from writers new to radio and which successfully transferred to the small screen - and The Sunday Format.
On television his track record includes My Life In Films, Wild West and Broken News, as well as the tv versions of both People Like Us and Absolute Power.
Alan Yentob, Director, Drama, Entertainment and CBBC said: "We couldn't have hoped for a candidate with more experience and talent than Paul.
"I'm confident that Paul is exactly the right person for this role, and that he will continue to build on the links between radio and television, nurturing our successful shows and bringing new talent to our airwaves."
Jenny Abramsky, Director, Radio & Music, said: "I'm delighted to welcome Paul back to radio and know that under his leadership the Radio Entertainment department will go from strength to strength.
"Not only does he have a thorough knowledge of radio with many hit series to his name, his experience in television will be invaluable in ensuring that radio continues to play a vital role in providing top-class comedy for its audiences."