Former London News Radio (LNR) programming director John Simons has joined BBC Radio 2 as a consultant.

Simons, who last worked for the BBC when he was a senior producer at BBC Radio Nottingham

Former London News Radio (LNR) programming director John Simons has joined BBC Radio 2 as a consultant.

Simons, who last worked for the BBC when he was a senior producer at BBC Radio Nottingham in 1994, will oversee the introduction of new technology.

Simons said his new job was 'like joining the radio equivalent of Manchester United'.