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Andy Roberts, program director of the KISS Group, is leaving Bauer this week after joining the company for the first time over 25 years ago.

Andy joined Emap's own Rock FM in Preston in the early 1990s before moving to London to lead KISS. He has been there ever since and has over the years been given additional responsibility for the Big City FM network, heat, Q and Kerrang!

He has been a member of KISS nationally and has been instrumental in developing new brand extensions such as KISSTORY, KISS FRESH and the new online radio stations KISS DNCE, KISS IBIZA and KISS Garage, as well as numerous content, commercial and talent development achievements over the years.

Andy has tweeted: "Today I left Bauer Media and KISS and a career I'm proud of with many successes. Many thanks to the great people and teams I have worked with during my time there and best wishes to all of you. Time for a break and new adventures …. Goodbye. X "

Steve Parkinson, Group Manager, National Radio, Bauer Media: "Andy Roberts is a highly qualified, innovative and passionate program director.

"He has reinvented KISS to make sure that the brand remains the outstanding rhythmic music and commercial youth-oriented radio station in the UK. We wish him all the best for his next efforts. "

Bauer will announce details of his replacement shortly.

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