Radio pair ready to rock in new venture

John Myers aims to create a global brand with his TeamRock venture. Picture: PA
John Myers aims to create a global brand with his TeamRock venture. Picture: PA
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TWO former executives at GMG Radio are preparing to launch a station appealing to the nation’s rock music fans.

John Myers and Billy Anderson, who worked at GMG in Glasgow, become chairman and chief executive respectively of TeamRock Radio which goes on air on 16 June.

It starts broadcasting at 11:58pm, appropriately opening with Iron Maiden’s 2 Minutes to Midnight.

The launch will be the culmination of the Download Festival, organised by Live Nation, which starts on 14 June, with Iron Maiden, Rammstein and Slipknot as headliners.

Anderson, former Scottish managing director of GMG, said: “This is an exciting time for TeamRock Radio. After three long years, seeing our dreams eventually coming together will be very special, and to launch at such a prestigious event as Download makes it even more amazing.

“I will also be taking part in the last leg of the Heavy Metal Truants with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson and the editors of all three of TeamRock’s stable of magazines – Metal Hammer, Prog and Classic Rock”.

TeamRock Radio is part of a new content, creation and distribution business for rock fans around the world. It owns the rock titles, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog, Blues, and AOR Magazine alongside internationally famous branded events, The Golden Gods, Prog Awards, and The Classic Rock Roll of Honour.

TeamRock Radio is available on national DAB digital radio, through Radio Player and TuneIn apps and at teamrockradio.com.