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Francis Currie
International Audio Consultant
Francis Currie Consulting
United Kingdom

Francis Currie is an International Audio Consultant with over thirty years professional radio experience. He is also a partner in specialist radio research company, Currie Nordén. 

He helps audio businesses grow audiences by providing strategic insight and operational support. He works across Research, Content, Digital and Marketing activity. 

Francis was named ‘one of the radio industry’s best consultants’ in a poll by US industry magazine Radio Ink. He has worked successfully in over 15 countries with a wide variety of formats.

Prior to becoming a consultant Francis was a highly successful senior programmer in the UK.

As Group Content Director for Wireless (part of News Corps) he led the recruitment of Chris Evans to Virgin Radio UK from Europe’s biggest morning show, the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Virgin Radio’s audience tripled in 10 weeks! He also drove audience growth across the Wireless portfolio of 33 radio stations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

As Programme Director for Heart in London, he led the radio station to #1, beating Capital FM for the first time in its 30-year history. Later, As Group Programme Director, he masterminded the success of the Heart brand as a network.

Before working at Heart, Francis was Music Director for Emap Performance where he drove the content strategy across radio, tv, magazines, websites, compilations and concerts. 

Prior that, he was the joint Managing Director and Programme Director of Emap Television. There he led The Box to #1 Music Channel, beating MTV & VH-1. He also developed the brand extension model for the subsequent launches of numerous music TV channels.

Previously, Francis was launch Programme Director of Magic in London. He proved it is possible to rebrand a radio station, save costs and grow audience at the same time.