Lionel Richie to replace Seal on smoothfm

smoothfm is set to continue the trend of high profile guest announcers, as superstar Lionel Richie slots into the lineup from 9am Sunday.

His star is burning as brightly as ever, as his latest album Tuskegee reached number 2 on the ARIA charts, as well as topping the charts and earning platinum status in the US.

Richie said, “I am loving being a part of the smoothfm family. How fantastic is it to finally have a radio station that is all about the great music and gives you an out from the stresses and hassles of life. Love the fact that smooth plays the same sort of music that I have on my iPad.

Paul Jackson, dmg Radio Australia’s Group Program Director, said, “We said that Seal and Michael Bublé wouldn’t be the last big names to join smoothfm so I’m delighted to announce superstar Lionel Richie as special guest on the station. smoothfm only launched four weeks ago but, with a great playlist from contemporary easy listening to the greatest hits, big names on weekends, a solid week day lineup and over $100,000 up for grabs for our smooth stars competition, we’re happy with where the station is heading.”