Mark Grimes a ‘ten’

This month, Mark Grimes, one of the great characters of the Australian Radio industry, celebrates his tenth Anniversary at RCS Australia (Radio Computing Services). Prior to joining RCS, Mark was at the Austereo Radio Network for 11 years, primarily as Chief Engineer, including 2Day FM in Sydney.

Keith Williams, General Manager of RCS Australia says “Mark has worked in the radio industry for over 20 years and has overseen the implementation of RCS Selector software into just about every radio station in Australia. Mark is a ‘gentle giant’, well known and respected for his technical expertise and integration skills of RCS software in the broadcast environment. He has also made a lot of friends along the way.”

Mark, 36 said, “In 1982 when I started in radio almost every station used cart machines and turntables with vinyl discs and had done for over 30 years. When I joined RCS in ‘92 the only major change had been the adoption of the CD. Now, almost every station across the country has digital audio storage and playback. It has been a fascinating time observing the radio industry change over the last decade. RCS have lead the way for broadcasters with new and innovative tools for the future.”

“Working at the RCS ‘coal face’ with so many talented people from all around the world has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I look forward to many more years of the same” said Grimes.”

The RCS suite of software includes Selector, the World’s Number 1 music scheduling system and the unique RCS ‘TalkBack’, allowing radio stations to know the history of their callers before the call is answered and before being put on-air.