Ric Blaxill

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Ric Blaxill is a British radio and TV music producer and music programming director.


From 1988 to 1994, he was Producer/Senior Producer at BBC Radio 1, and 1994 to 1997, he was a Producer and Executive Producer, BBC 1's Top of the Pops, and later A&R Director for Independiente Records.[citation needed]

From 1998 to 2000, he was Development and Series Producer for SMTV Live and CDUK and Development and Series Producer for Friday Night's All Wright with Ian Wright, then from 2000 until 2001, he was Creative Director, Stormlive Digital and internet Radio.

He became Series Producer for The Pop Years for LWT/Sky, a music documentary series looking at the years 1980 to 1999. He was Group Creative Director at Capital Radio before going to BBC 6 Music in 2004.

Blaxill was the Head of Programmes at the BBC 6 Music radio station from 2004 to 2007, but was required to resign following "serious" editorial breaches.[1] During his tenure at BBC 6 Music, the station achieved record listening figures and won Best Radio Station twice (2005 and 2007) at the BT Digital Music Awards.[2]

In 2007, Blaxill joined Bauer Media as Music and Content Director for its radio division.[3]

He also contributes to the BBC 'Sound of' poll and sits as a judge on the Sony Radio Academy Awards and the Ivor Novello songwriting awards.


Ric was a judge at the Sony Radio Academy Awards,[4] and was nominated for The Station Programmer of the Year in 2005 & 2007.[5]


He lives with his wife and children in Hertfordshire.


  1. ^ "BBC 6 Music head resigns following 'serious' editorial breaches". Daily Mail, 20 September 2007
  2. ^ BT Digital Music Awards
  3. ^ Plunkett, John, "Blaxill joins Bauer Radio", The Guardian (UK), Monday, 11 February 2008
  4. ^ Ric Blaxill judge entry - Sony Radio Awards
  5. ^ 2005 Sony Music Awards winners - Station Programmer of the Year

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