Andy Roberts leaves KISS after 26 years at Bauer

KISS Group Programme Director Andy Roberts is leaving Bauer this week after first joining the company over 25 years ago.

Andy joined Emap-owned Rock FM in the early 1990s in Preston before moving to London to run KISS. He’s been there ever since, with additional responsibility over the years for the Big City FM network, heat, Q, and Kerrang!

He took KISS national and has 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 alongside the many content, commercial and talent development successes over the years.

Andy tweeted: “Today I left Bauer Media and KISS and a career that I’m proud of with many achievements along the way. Thank you to the great people and teams I’ve worked with over my time there and best wishes to you all. Time for a break and new adventures…. Goodbye. X”

Steve Parkinson, Group Managing Director, National Radio, Bauer Media: “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.”

Bauer will announce details of his replacement shortly.