TALK 107, the Edinburgh all-talk radio station, has axed its programme director and replaced him with the former newspaper editor who currently hosts its mid-morning show.
The move comes as the commercial network, which launched in February, fights to expand its audience beyond the current weekly figure of 23,000.
Programme director Colin Paterson was told of the decision on Monday and has since left the station. He is replaced by Mike Graham, a former editor of the Scottish Daily Mirror, who hosts his Independent Republic show every weekday from 9am to noon. It is understood he will stay on air.
Mr Paterson, 28, had worked with major radio groups. However, station managers are said to have felt his strengths lay in music programming.