Goodier to leave Smooth

By | Published on Thursday 6 September 2012

Mark Goodier

Mark Goodier has announced that he will depart his daytime slot on Smooth Radio in mid-December after nearly six years with the station. He plans to invest more time into his production and management company Wise Buddah.

Confirming his Smooth departure, Goodier is quoted by Radio Today as saying: “I have very much enjoyed being part of building a new and successful national radio brand and am very proud of what we have been able to do with the show. I have loved being one of a brilliant team and I’m sure that the next few years for Smooth will be exciting. I’m looking forward to having a little more time every day to do other things in media”.

Meanwhile Smooth Programme Director John Simons said: “Mark is one of Britain’s great broadcasters and I’m delighted he’s been a part of the Smooth Radio success story. We will announce a new host for the show in due course”.

Of course Smooth is currently in the process of being acquired by Global Radio and, assuming that takeover goes ahead, the quasi-national network could face an uncertain future. Global may have plans to embrace the Smooth brand, or could be looking to use Smooth’s frequencies for one of its other existing brands such as Heart. Time will tell.