He graduated from regional press in its hot metal days through a nascent commercial radio industry to a senior international role at RCS, the company whose market-leading software fuels stations around the world.
In this hour of #radiomoments Conversations, Mike Powell tells of his early days at Devonair and his graduation to programme management at County Sound where he was to be the first to create a Gold format – and introduce computerised music scheduling. After playing a role in the consortium which was to deliver Kiss to the North – he won back a licence to go back and finish what he’d started in Guildford.
Mike shares the drama of licence awards, brand-name challenges plus company mergers, sales and public listings - and his love of radio jingles.
In his own words, this is the Mike Powell story.
The full Conversations series may be heard [here](https://www.davidlloydradio.com/conversations). Theme music thanks to [Larry Bryant.](http://www.larrybryant.com/)