Smooth Radio breakfast presenter Russ Williams has left the station after two years. Russ, who started hosting the breakfast show in 2016 replacing Andrew Castle, was last on-air on Friday. His last link gave no indication that he was leaving the station and now all references to him and his show have been removed from social media and websites.
Smooth London’s Twitter bio says Gary King is the breakfast presenter whilst the website says to join him every weekday from 6 on the London and national DAB service. Russ has also removed reference to his show at Smooth on his personal Twitter account.
Russ was previously at Absolute Radio for a 23-year stint, having joined when it was Virgin Radio. He said, when leaving, the opportunity to join Global to work with Richard Park and Sam Jackson at Smooth was “simply too good to miss”.
1700hrs update: Global has confirmed the departure and sent this statement: “After two years on Smooth and LBC, Russ Williams has left Global. We would like to thank him for all his hard work and efforts during that time. We wish him the very best for the future.”