Simon Bates To Move From U.K.'s Classic FM To Smooth Radio
August 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Longtime GLOBAL RADIO Classical CLASSIC FM/LONDON personality SIMON BATES is exiting after 13 years to join GMG RADIO U.K. national AC/Easy Listening SMOOTH RADIO for mornings. BATES, the former BBC RADIO 1 and LBC/LONDON host, did mornings at CLASSIC FM for seven years before moving to his present midday slot.
BATES will head SMOOTH's new national lineup when he makes his move on JANUARY 4th. In the interim between SMOOTH's relaunch on OCTOBER 4th and BATES' arrival, LYNN PARSONS will handle morning show duties.