'He reinvented Kiss': Andy Roberts exits Bauer Media after 26 years

'He reinvented Kiss': Andy Roberts exits Bauer Media after 26 years

Andy Roberts has exited Bauer Media after 26 years.

Roberts confirmed on social media that he has left his position as Kiss group programme director. He has yet to confirm a new role. 

He recently helped Kiss brand extension Kisstory becoming the market leader for digital-only networks with RAJAR Q2 ratings of 2.323m. The main Kiss station was down 4.4% year-on-year to 5.379m 

“Today I left Bauer Media and Kiss and a career that I'm proud of with many achievements along the way,” said Roberts.

Roberts was pivotal in the creation of new brand extensions – including Kisstory, Kiss Fresh and the new online radio stations Kiss Dnce, Kiss Ibiza and KISS Garage – as well as signing on-air talent.

Steve Parkinson, group MD, national radio, Bauer Media, said: “Andy Roberts is a highly skilled, innovative and passionate programme director. He re-invented Kiss ensuring that the brand remained the pre-eminent rhythmic music and commercial youth orientated radio station in the United Kingdom. We wish him well in his next endeavours.”

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