LONDON: Ailing UK radio giant GCap Media has named Fru Hazlitt as its new managing director, following her surprise resignation as ceo of London's Virgin Radio station, owned by the equally frail Scottish Media Group.

Hazlitt will take up the reins at GCap - the nation's largest radio operator - at the beginning of May and will report to ceo Ralph Bernard.

Comments the latter: "She is committed to ... developing the London portfolio and maximising the commercial potential of our strong brands both through traditional radio advertising and online."

Said Hazlitt, who joined Virgin just eighteen months ago from online search giant Yahoo: "I have worked across all media but have developed a genuine passion for radio and strongly believe that GCap Media can lead the way in the development of its future."

Data sourced from Brand Republic (UK); additional content by WARC staff