Clive Dickens

Clive Dickens

Director of Digital & Innovation - Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL)

Sydney, Australia
Broadcast Media

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Clive Dickens's Overview

  • Director & Co-founder at Now Digital (Oxford) Limited
  • Advisor at Apsmart
  • Advisor at Audioboo
  • Consultant at KM Media Group
  • Director at Juice 107.6 FM
  • Director & Co-Founder at AR (UK) Limited
  • Consultant & Advisory Board Member at Upstream
  • Consultant & Advisor at IMD plc
  • Consultant & Advisor at EMR Digital Ltd
  • Consultant & Advisor at Shazam Entertainment Ltd
  • Group Head of Programmes at Capital Radio plc
  • Programmer at Invicta Radio
  • Programme Controller 96.4fm BRMB at Birmingham Broadcasting limited
  • Co-Founder and Programmer at Galaxy Radio
  • Programme Director at Horizon Radio
  • Network Controller - Programming at Chiltern Radio plc
  • Producer & Head of Music at Chiltern Radio plc
  • Producer of 'Un-Amercian Activities' Radio show at 92.7 WDRE - Long Island - New York
  • Presenter & Fundraiser at City Radio - St Albans

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Clive Dickens' Summary

Clive is currently Director of Digital and Innovation at Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL) and oversees all strategic & operational aspects of the company's digital content & digital revenue activities.

Southern Cross Austereo ( is one of the world largest Radio & Free to Air Broadcasters outside of the US (by $ revenue) and owns digital and broadcasts assets that engage over 10m Australians each week.

Clive Dickens' Experience

Director of Digital and Innovation

Southern Cross Austereo

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Sydney, Australia

Southern Cross Austereo create more hours of live content than any other broadcast media in Australia and can connect brands with 95% of Australians each week via our regional free-to-air TV networks, national radio networks (FM,DAB+ & IP), online, mobile and unique one off events.

Our wide range of media offerings gives us the unique opportunity to provide inventive, interactive and cross platform campaigns.

Responsible for over 200 desktop and M-websites, 100 Social Media prescences, 150 smartphone apps, 5.4m Monthly users and a weekly National TV Show on 'Eleven' and Regionally on SC10



Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Sydney, Australia

Begin your start-up journey with Muru Digital.

muru-D is the start-up accelerator backed by Telstra. We are looking to support the very best digital talent that the Australasian region has to offer.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adeliade

I sit on the boards of the five JVC's Companies that own & operate the Metro DAB+ Digital Radio Multiplexes in Australia.

HBBtv Steering Committee member

Freeview Australia

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month) Sydney Area, Australia

Freeview is the brand given to the Digital terrestrial television platform in Australia. It brings all of the free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters on to a consistent marketing platform to compete against subscription television, in particular (Foxtel), and coincides with the expansion to 3 digital channels for each FTA network. Important services from Freeview includes its free over-the-air channels with an enhanced EPG (Electronic program guide) across all channels. Freeview also certify televisions, set-top box and personal video recorders (PVR) which meet their requirements.

Non Executive Director

Code Club

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Education Management industry

April 2014Present (6 months) Sydney, Australia

The mission of Code Club Australia is to give every child in Australia the chance to learn to code by providing project materials and a volunteering framework



Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) Melbourne, Australia

121cast have the ambition to 'redefine personal radio' with their products like and I have helped them from Spring 2012 with guidance on brand, content, distribution and investment relationships.

Co-owner & Non-Exec Director

Passion Radio (Oxford) Limited

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

June 2006Present (8 years 4 months) Oxford, United Kingdom

Holding company for three local OFCOM Broadcast Radio licences, Glide FM, JACK fm Oxfordshire and 25% of Now Digital (Oxford) Limited.

The UK's most awarded Local Radio Station over its first five years. JACK fm now has over 10% of its annual revenues via a Digital eCommerce transaction with its audience via the online JACK shop.

Jack FM was also the Analogue and Digital Broadcast rights holder for Oxford United FC from 2006 to 2013 along with the BBC.

Consultant & Co-Founder

A&D llc

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry

June 2006Present (8 years 4 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

A&D is a joint venture between ARI Consultancy ltd and PDM.

US based TV, Radio & Online creative solutions and IP based firm.

Clients include Disney ABC Radio, Greater Media, Bonneville, Astral Canada.

Radio Stations worked with include 95.5 WPLJ - New York. KLOS - Los Angeles and WTMX Chicago amongst others.

Non Exec Director & Co-Founder

Oxis Media

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

June 2001Present (13 years 4 months) London, United Kingdom

Oxis Media invests in, operates and provides consultancy services to international music radio stations and digital/mobile products in select markets across the world.

Oxis Media brings together cross-functional disciplines from all the key areas of digital, mobile, audio & radio operations in a single service.

Oxis Media was born out of a passion for digital & music radio by its founder executive directors in 2001 & now has active investments in a number Digital businesses.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

May 2011March 2013 (1 year 11 months) London, United Kingdom

The Board of Trustees is the Radio Academy's governing body, responsible for setting its policy and strategy. In 2012 Clive Chaired the Industry's Annual Radio Festival Conference giving this prestigious event a more Digital agenda.

Non-Exec Director

UK Radioplayer Ltd

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Broadcast Media industry

January 2010March 2013 (3 years 3 months) London, United Kingdom

Radio Player is a not for profit digital entity co-owned by the leading commercial radio groups & the BBC. One simple online interface for all UK Ofcom or BBC licenced broadcast radio that launched in April 2011 and now enjoys over 7m Unique Monthly browsers via Streaming & Search.

Radio Player has recently incorporated Worldwide strategy in partnership with Imagination technologies plc a FTSE 250 global leader in multimedia and communication technologies & UBC Media - An AIM listed service provider for Broadcaster Worldwide.

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Absolute Radio

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

May 2008March 2013 (4 years 11 months) London, United Kingdom

COO at one of the UK's largest Commercial Radio Stations. Absolute Radio has a world leading reputation for Digital, Mobile & Sports innovation.

Absolute Radio have an award winning Digital Team of Creatives, Front & Back End Developers, Designers, UX/UI Specialists, Producers & Broadcasting Talent.

This team have created a business & brand that now enjoys Digital leadership with over 77% of its listening via a Digital Platform. Pioneering the new 'In-Stream' Premium Marketing platform with over 750,000 Account Subscribers.

Absolute Radio has become the most awarded National Radio Station in Commercial Radio History picking up recognition from Marketing Society to Silicon Valley. Absolute Radio is the holder of exclusive English Premier League Broadcast rights along with the BBC and Talksport. These exclusive Sports rights were to come a key content pillar of creating the Absolute Radio brand around Rock, Comedy and Sports.

Absolute Radio was successfully sold to Bauer Media in December 2013- Bauer are one of the largest Magazine Publishers in the World ( Prior to the sale Absolute Radio was owned by Times of India (The Worlds Largest English Newspaper Company

Absolute Radio works in partnership with Apple, Facebook, Twitter, XBOX on innovative R&D ideas & products for Radio

Director & Co-founder

Now Digital (Oxford) Limited

December 2007December 2012 (5 years 1 month) Oxford, United Kingdom

DAB Digital Radio Multiplex licence holder for Oxfordshire owned by Arqiva - Launched in Q4 2012. The mulitplex service carries 6 Broadcast services to 700,000 Digital Homes.

Including these market leading brands - JACK fm, JACK fm 2, Heart Thames Valley, Capital FM London, Gold, BBC Radio Oxford.



Partnership; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2011May 2012 (1 year 4 months) London, United Kingdom

Apsmart, a London-based mobile platform and product development firm that was majority owned by DN Capital.

Founded in 2009 by DN Capital and Rahul Powar, creator of the first Shazam iPhone application, Apsmart is at the cutting edge of mobile build and design. The team is well known for creating connected, data-driven applications for iOS and Android devices.

Sold to Thomson Reuters in June 2012 - Delivering 10x ROI for shareholders and investors.



Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

June 2009January 2011 (1 year 8 months) London, United Kingdom

Audioboo is a tool for audio producers to record, upload and share audio. Audioboo is now well on its way to becoming the 'SoundCloud' for Sports and listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2014 (AIM: BOOM)

Audioboo believe in the power of the spoken word to inspire, inform and connect people across the globe. Audioboo also believe in giving everyone the opportunity to air and share, from international broadcasters to individual audio micro bloggers.


KM Media Group

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Publishing industry

June 2007November 2008 (1 year 6 months) United Kingdom

KM Media Group is a multimedia company based in the county of Kent. The company operates the largest selection of local newspapers, radio stations and internet sites throughout the South East of England's largest County of Kent.


Juice 107.6 FM

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Music industry

September 2003September 2005 (2 years 1 month) Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpools Multi Award-winning CHR FM Local Radio Station for Young Liverpool with highly engaged digital, mobile & Social Media focused core audience.

Juice Liverpool was co-owned by Absolute Radio International, Eurocast GMBH and UTV plc (ITV franchise for Northern Ireland.

Director & Co-Founder

AR (UK) Limited

January 2002September 2005 (3 years 9 months) London, United Kingdom

JV with UTV Media plc ( & Eurocast Gmbh in UK Broadcast Radio that owned & operated one of the UK's fastest growing Local Radio Stations Juice FM - Liverpool.

Eurocast (Now Regiocast) were the third largest owner of Radio Interests in Germany

UTV - ITV franchise owner for Northern Ireland operate the highest share of any ITV region in the UK.

During the period of 2003-2005 ARUK also worked with one of the biggest Regional Newspapers Groups in the UK Midlands Newspaper Association (

Consultant & Advisory Board Member


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Wireless industry

July 2000June 2001 (1 year) London, United Kingdom

Upstream is among the largest mobile marketing companies in the world, bringing its expertise and ideas to over 100 blue chip brands in projects across more than 40 countries.

Consultant & Advisor

IMD plc

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; IND.MEDIA DIST; Broadcast Media industry

July 2000June 2001 (1 year) London, United Kingdom

IMD are Europe's #1 media logistics specialist working with creative and media agencies, post production houses, broadcasters and online publishers.

You can think of IMD as the definitive electronic postman and campaign data exchange for audiovisual advertising delivering finished ad content electronically from production source to media owner and exchanging campaign info between media and creative agencies and sales and traffic teams

Consultant & Advisor

EMR Digital Ltd

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 2000May 2001 (11 months) London, United Kingdom

EMR Digital was founded in 1997 by Peter Ruppert, formerly Head of Music Information at MTV Europe in anticipation of the digital entertainment revolution.

Today, EMR is Europe’s foremost entertainment research & SEO consultancy. Headquartered in London it serves the film, music, broadcast and digital advertising industries in the UK, Continental Europe, Scandinavia, USA and Australasia. The company is independent and privately-owned

Consultant & Advisor

Shazam Entertainment Ltd

July 2000May 2001 (11 months) London

Back in 2001, Shazam launched a unique technology, enabling music lovers to digitally identify tunes anywhere - using just their mobile phone. Now 11 years on, Shazam has been used by more than 700 million people in over 60 countries deployed by leading industry handset manufacturers and more than 75 carriers.

Earlier this year it passed a key milestone of over 1bn Tags and continues to go from strength to strength.

Group Head of Programmes

Capital Radio plc

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

January 1995June 2000 (5 years 6 months) London, United Kingdom

Working for Richard Park for seven years helping him & the Company build out from AM/FM London combo to near National coverage by 2,000. My role covered the music & event position for the main Capital FM brand, the co-creation of the 'Party in the Park' charity live music event, convincing Chris Moyles to join Capital Radio & the successful co-implementation of the award winnng Capital Interactive digital strategy.

I also co-produced the weekly 'Live from the Capital Cafe TV show on ITV'. This pioneering Music and Guests show was one of the first in the world to utilise dual screening with on screen live SMS from viewing audiences in 1999.

Capital Radio plc also operated the Award Capital Gold. Capital Gold held exclusive Broadcast Rights to the English Premier League from 1998 to 2002. Capital Interactive pioneered the use of streaming audio (live and On-Demand) by 1995 all Premier League Goals were available on demand from


Invicta Radio

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

19951997 (2 years)

Capital Radio plc expanded rapidly by acquisition during the 90s and after promoting from within I took the took the temporary role of running one of the Group's most profitbale FM Music stations whilst recruiting my successor

Programme Controller 96.4fm BRMB

Birmingham Broadcasting limited

July 1993January 1995 (1 year 7 months) Birmingham, United Kingdom

Head-hunted by the rapidly expanding Capital Radio plc to re-launch the legendary BRMB in 1993 I recruited one of the best teams in Radio and after just 19 months reached a 19.4% record audience share.

Co-Founder and Programmer

Galaxy Radio

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

January 1991June 1993 (2 years 6 months) Bristol, United Kingdom

Lead by Paul Robinson & Paul Chantler we acquired the under performing FTP Radio in Bristol and re-branded and re-launched as Galaxy 972.FM prior to it becoming a Regional in 1994 - This was the first Galaxy station in the UK and was subsequently acquired by Chrysalis Radio, Global Radio and then Bauer Radio and now broadcasts as Kiss 101 West.

Programme Director

Horizon Radio

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

June 1990June 1993 (3 years 1 month)

Having succesfully won the FM licence for the rapidly growing new city, Horizon Radio was launched in record time & quickly came part of the North Bucks Community & one of the most profitable small stations in the group.

Network Controller - Programming

Chiltern Radio plc

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

January 1990June 1993 (3 years 6 months)

During my 11 years at Chiltern Radio plc we grew from owning three stations to eleven covering a large section of South East England.

We pioneered digital playout technology to bring local radio commercials via ad insertion into Networked programming. The core music offering 'The Hot FM' was widely respected for leading the local radio industry.

In 1990 Chiltern Radio listed on the Stock Market via IPO and in 1993 was acquired by GWR Radio plc for £23m

Producer & Head of Music

Chiltern Radio plc

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

July 1982July 1990 (8 years 1 month)

Becoming the Youngest Head of Music in Commercial Radio at 21 came with a lot of responsibilty. The brand was able to attract star names to add to the line-up and musically pioneered 'hot rotation' in the UK

Producer of 'Un-Amercian Activities' Radio show

92.7 WDRE - Long Island - New York

July 1987May 1989 (1 year 11 months)

Commissioned by Denis McNamara for 'New Rock' Station 92.7 WDRE in the latet 80s. 'Un-American Activities' was hosted by British Broadcaster Bill Young.

Recorded in the West Midlands on England and sent to New York to reflect the late 80s New Wave UK Music culture

Presenter & Fundraiser

City Radio - St Albans

September 1980December 1985 (5 years 4 months)

St. Albans Hospital Radio

Clive Dickens' Publications

  • AdNews - Australia

    • Sydney - Australia
    • July 16, 2014
    Authors: Clive Dickens, Brendan Coyne, Sarah Homewood

    Publication serving Australia's advertising, marketing and media industries.

Clive Dickens' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Educating School age children in the importance of coding and dev.
    • Organizations I support:

      • AFTRS
      • Commercial Radio Australia
      • Radio Academy Trading ltd

Clive Dickens' Honors and Awards

  • Arqiva Commercial Radio Programmer of the Year

    Radio Centre
    • June 2010
  • Arqiva Commercial Radio Station of the Year

    Radio Centre
    • July 2012
  • Arqiva Local Commercial Radio Station of the Year

    Radio Centre
    • July 2012
  • Arqiva Local Commercial Radio Station of the Year

    Radio Centre
    • July 2011
  • Radio Academy Fellow

    Radio Academy
    • November 2012

    The highest honour The Radio Academy may confer upon a member of our industry is a Fellowship of the Academy. Fellowships are awarded to recognise individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry and/or the Academy.

Clive Dickens' Skills & Expertise

  1. Digital Media
  2. Radio
  3. New Media
  4. Broadcast
  5. Online Advertising
  6. Social Media Marketing
  7. Mobile Marketing
  8. Social Media
  9. Radio Broadcasting
  10. Television
  11. Advertising
  12. Digital Strategy
  13. Entertainment
  14. Radio Producing
  15. Strategy
  16. Mobile Devices
  17. Marketing Strategy
  18. Radio Programming
  19. Digital Marketing
  20. Multimedia
  21. Online Marketing
  22. Mobile Advertising
  23. Market Research
  24. Music
  25. SEO
  26. Management
  27. Content Strategy
  28. Entrepreneurship
  29. Facebook
  30. Video
  31. Marketing
  32. Publishing
  33. Brand Development
  34. Music Scheduling
  35. Radio Advertising
  36. Web Video
  37. Mobile Internet
  38. Integrated Marketing
  39. Talent Management
  40. Strategic Studies
  41. Social Networking
  42. Sound
  43. Digital Radio
  44. Copywriting
  45. New Trends
  46. VOD
  47. Talent Coaching
  48. Radio Production
  49. Social Media Development
  50. Brand Communication

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Clive Dickens' Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Arqiva Commercial Radio Programmer of the year 2010

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