Paul Keenan is President of Audio at Bauer Media and he leads Europe’s leading commercial radio broadcaster and global audio pioneer. Reaching over twenty-five million listeners daily, Bauer has over 110 brands across 7 countries spanning the UK, Poland, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Bauer Media Audio’s mission is to make listeners’ worlds sound better and is home to many world-class and distinctive radio and audio brands. These include Northern Ireland’s Cool FM, Downtown Radio and Downtown Country, Sweden’s Mix Megapol, Norway’s Radio Norge, Poland’s RMF, Slovakia’s Radio Expres, Denmark’s The Voice, Finland’s Radio Nova and the UK’s KISS, Magic, Absolute Radio and Hits Radio Network. Bauer is a committed investor in digital audio and recently Bauer Media UK launched a number of new radio stations which tapped into new consumer trends including Scala Radio, a modern classical radio station, Magic of the Musicals and Country Hits Radio.
Paul has led many industry-pioneering audio projects including being the first radio group to develop of voice-activated technology on smart speakers and the development Bauer’s connected digital audio advertising solution Instream. He also lead the acquisitions of Absolute Radio, SBS Discovery and Radio Nova.
Paul’s career spans journalism, publishing and broadcasting and he has been with the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses, since 2008.