Thursday 2 September 2010, 11:37 | By

GMG North West chief to head up Smooth UK

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GMG Radio has announced that Andy Carter, who heads up the North West operations of the Guardian’s radio company, will also become MD of Smooth Radio UK.

As previously reported, GMG has taken advantage of a relaxation in OfCom radio rules to join up all its Smooth Radio operations, basically making the easy-pop service an national radio station, rather than a network of different local stations using the same name and format. The new one-station Smooth FM will be managed by the company’s North West base headed up by Carter.

Says GMG Radio boss Stuart Taylor said: “Andy has a great understanding of both the Smooth brand and of UK commercial radio in general and is the perfect person to lead Smooth Radio as it enters the next, important phase”.

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