Mark Strippel to leave BBC Asian Network

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Mark Strippel is set to step down from his post as Head of Programming at BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Strippel will be joining BBC Radio & Education. A replacement for Stripell is yet to be announced.

In an email seen by BizAsiaLive.com, sent to staff, Strippel said, “After more than a decade in BBC Music Radio now is the right time for me to say goodbye and embrace new challenges.

“For now, I will continue to work with Lorna until the appointment of a new Head of Station for 1Xtra, and I’ll be able to share more news about my next move soon.”

Lorna Clarke, Head of Pop, BBC, added, “Not many people at the BBC have had a career as varied as Mark has which includes both on-air, off-air and management roles at the Asian Network and 1Xtra. Over his 17 years in Radio & Music, he’s been a reliable, hardworking colleague.

“I can’t wait to see what he does next, and wish him loads of luck with the next career move.”

Recently, Ahmed Hussain was appointed new head of BBC Asian Network.

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