Real and Smooth Radio has confirmed that group managing director Andy Carter has left the company to “pursue new ventures”.

Carter spent 12 years with the company – formerly GMG Radio – across several different regions, and latterly had overall responsibility for operations within all Real and Smooth stations around the UK.

Andy Carter

Andy Carter

He had stayed at the station since it was acquired by Global Radio in 2012. The purchase was delayed by an investigation by the Competition Commission which eventually ruled that Global must sell seven stations in order to complete its acquisition.

A statement from Real and Smooth Ltd said: “Andy Carter has left Real and Smooth Limited after 12 years with the company. Andy was passionate and committed to the industry and the radio stations he managed. Andy leaves to pursue new ventures.”

Carter said: “I’ve had an incredible 12 years working across Real and Smooth. There have been so many highlights and I leave with wonderful memories, incredible experiences and great friendships.”