Nelson has been appointed station director for FM104 and Q102 while Williams will move from his current role to become group content director for all Wireless Ireland stations.
Nelson has been CEO of FM104 since 2008, leading the station to become the market leader among Dublin music stations. She was also part of the team that successfully won the licence for Cork’s Red FM in 2002. Under her leadership FM104’s weekly listenership has reached 320,000 listeners with a market share of 10.9%.
As well as holding the CEO role of Q102, which has a weekly listenership of 175,000, Williams is also anchor of the station’s Drive @ 5 show. He was also a co-founder of Lite FM, which was rebranded as Q102 in 2004.
Margaret Nelson said: “These may be changing and challenging times for media owners but there are huge opportunities in the Dublin market place for those who get it right. As part of the News Corp stable of media assets, Wireless is well positioned to offer a very strong integrated strategy to the market. I’m personally very excited to be working across two hugely successful heritage stations and working with two dynamic and talented teams with many of Ireland’s most experienced and successful radio executives.”
Scott Williams said: “The relationship between listener and radio station is deep and special. At the heart of this is our outstanding content which must be timely, relevant and interesting. I am thrilled to be working with our stellar Wireless teams in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Drogheda to further develop our market leading brands with exciting new listener-driven content. I have exciting plans for the future and can’t wait to get started as group content director.”