Gordon Smart to present evenings on Radio X
Radio X is introducing a new evening show next week as Gordon Smart goes six days a week.
Gordon, currently host of Smart on Sunday, will take over the 7pm till 10pm Monday to Friday show as well from 9th January.
He joined Global in 2011, presenting a weekly show on XFM before taking a break from radio in 2013 to edit The Scottish Sun. He returned to Radio X to host his weekly Sunday afternoon show Smart on Sunday in April 2016.
He left the Scottish Sun in November 2016 to “focus on his business and broadcasting career”.
Gordon said: “I’m absolutely delighted about stepping into the evening slot on Radio X. I love the station and dreamed of doing a show more regularly.
“The stable of talent on-air, producing the shows and behind the scenes is exceptional. I love the music on Radio X, thrive on big interviews and thoroughly enjoy the company of the loyal listeners. I can’t wait to get stuck into the next adventure with the good people at Global. Here we go!”
Richard Park, Group Executive Director and Director of Broadcasting at Global, said: “Gordon is already a big hit with Radio X listeners. He is passionate about the music that our listeners love with a phenomenal knowledge of the worlds of music and entertainment. To have him broadcasting on Radio X six days a week is fantastic and we’re very excited about his brand new evening show.”
Gordon replaces Phil Clifton who has been with X since 2008, starting on early breakfast then moving to weekend breakfast. He took over the daily evening show when XFM changed to Radio X last year.