Radio City founder ready to retire
Posted by
Radio City founder ready to retire

Radio City founder and Bauer Media's Radio Group Chairman Terry Smith will retire at the end of April, after his announcement to do so last year.

Terry formed the consortium which won the licence to operate Liverpool’s first Commercial Radio station – Radio City – in 1974 and was the Station’s Managing Director for the next 17 years.

When Radio City was acquired by media group Emap in 1991, Mr Smith remained as Chairman of Radio City and was also invited to become Chairman of Emap’s Radio Division Board. He continued in the position when Bauer bought Emap Radio last year.

Mr Smith said: “Staying in the same spot for 35 years seems incredible but it is simply due to the fact that there is nowhere in the world better to work than Liverpool and there is no better radio station than Radio City. I signalled my intention to retire a year ago and know I leave behind me a team of brilliant, passionate and award-winning broadcasters who are committed to the future success of the stations.”

Dee Ford, Group Managing Director, Radio at Bauer Media, who started her own career at Radio City, said: "I have known Terry for 22 years as both a friend and a mentor. His official retirement will be a great loss to broadcasting, but his legacy lives on through the stations he created and helped to build. Liverpool's iconic City stations are completely embedded in the fabric of the community."

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 362 23 April, 2009 People News 7:31 am 20094 Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events