Managing Editors announced for Smooth and Classic

Global has announced that Sally Ardis will be the new Managing Editor of Smooth Radio, while Phil Noyce is appointed to the same role for Classic FM.

It follows the recent departure of Sam Jackson, who previously oversaw both brands.

Sally has been with Global for 12 years, most recently as Group Head of Branded Content at Leicester Square. She previously worked across local and regional stations. She has worked across commercial, marketing and programming teams.

Phil Noyce moves up to his new role from his previous position as Deputy Managing Editor of Classic FM. He joined the station as a weekend producer, before becoming Classic FM’s Head of Music in April 2015. He was made Deputy Managing Editor three years ago.

James Rea, Global’s Director of Broadcasting, said “I am delighted to announce the promotion of both Phil and Sally. Their expertise, enthusiasm and credentials, coupled with their ideas and vision for the future, will reap dividends for both Classic FM and Smooth. I am excited to welcome them to my senior programming team.”

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