February 22, 2008
The BBC announced today that Adrian Van Klaveren will be appointed controller of BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live Sports Extra. He is currently deputy director of news and controller for News Production.
His predecessor, Bob Shennan, was also controller for BBC Asian Network. But the station announced today that Van Klaveren will not take responsibility for Asian Network. Andy Parfitt, controller of Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Switch, will remain head of Asian Network – a role he has overseen since December.
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