Dave Brown exits Smooth Radio after 15 years

Ahead of network changes at Smooth Radio, one of the station’s longest-serving presenters has left.

Dave Brown joined the London station (when it was known as Jazz FM) in 2004 shortly after it was purchased by GMG Radio, and just before it was rebranded to Smooth FM.

He was originally Head of Presentation and worked on-air and off-air at the station until Global took over and moved it to Leicester Square, making him redundant. Dave returned days later as a presenter to host overnights and has been on-air since.

A Smooth Radio spokesperson told RadioToday: “Dave Brown has left Smooth at the end of his contract. He has been a terrific member of the on-air team and we’d like to thank him for all his hard work over the years.”

Dave started in radio at Radio Tees before moving to Radio Broadland when it launched in 1984, and has also worked at BBC Radio Suffolk, Radio Norfolk, KLFM and Real Radio Wales.

Next week will see the end of regional Drive shows on Smooth Radio as Angie Greaves starts a national show.

Weekend overnights, previously hosted by Dave Brown, are currently showing as non-stop music but news of a replacement is expected soon.