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Paul Sylvester

Content Director, Absolute Radio

Paul Sylvester, Content Director, Absolute Radio


Paul is Content Director of the Absolute Radio network. He leads the strategy for the seven stations which now enjoy a record 4.7m listeners. In 2016, he was named Arqiva Commercial Radio Programmer of the Year and in 2017, he was made a fellow of the Radio Academy.

He is responsible for hiring and coaching all on-air talent and producers. In the last year he’s commissioned multi-platform documentaries, launched the brand new Dave Berry Hometime show and helped the station to five Radio Academy Gold Awards. Celebrating a decade at One Golden Square, he produces all of the live festival coverage.

He’s been told off by the Queen, been served tea by Tony Blair in a cleaner’s cupboard and been the subject of an OFCOM complaint for a link about tangerines.

Previously, he was Executive Producer and newsreader at LBC, Heart 106.2 and Lincs FM. He started out at Scunthorpe Hospital Radio and was News Editor at University Radio Warwick.

Grey’s Anatomy, Liverpool FC, Cake
The sound of other people eating, people who hog the middle arm-rest on trains, Kate Bush

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