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3AW hires Ox and Marco for footy show

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Ox and MarcoFooty commentators David Schwarz and Mark Allen, AKA Ox and Marco, are coming to 3AW for the new AFL season.

The duo will go on-air from 5:30PM to 7:30PM every Saturday, which will be a lead-in to the weekend matches. They have not been working since Nine absorbed Macquarie Sports Radio late last year, which also claimed their drive show.

Schwarz and Allen’s signings are part of 3AW’s comprehensive AFL coverage. 

Gerard Healy is locked in for the Thursday-night games in Melbourne, while Tim Lane joins Bruce Eva on Friday nights. Daniel Haford, Mark Robinson, and Jimmy Bartel are up again for the Sunday pregame discussions.

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5 Minutes with Julia Talevski

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She’s a senior journalist at ARN, but also a massive soccer fan who’s juggling toddlers on the side – so watch her schedule accordingly. It’s 5 Minutes with Julia Talevski.
What do you do and where does your work appear?
I work three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) as a senior journalist for ARN, covering almost anything related to the IT industry - particularly within the channel.
Anything else in your career you’ve been known for?
I absolutely treasure taking part in the shortlist committee for our annual ARN Innovation Awards and Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA). I also used to co-host a classic hits and country music radio station.
What did you really want to be when you were growing up?
A marine biologist or a pilot. 
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The Microsoft Internal Use Rights licensing saga. Partners were fuming at Microsoft's plan to start charging them to use the IUR licenses,

Cassidy returning to ABC

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National broadcaster ABC has brought Barrie Cassidy back for eight episodes of interview show One Plus One.

The network revealed that Cassidy’s stint on the show, called One Plus One: Leadership, will begin on 9 April, with the discussions to focus on the various aspects of leadership. 

The show will be Cassidy’s first gig since stepping down last year as host of ABC’s Insiders.

The 9 April episode, in particular, will see Cassidy talk with Bawley Point Rural Fire Brigade Captain Charlie Magnuson. The fire chief is slated to recount his experiences leading the crew during the recent bushfires and what they had to do to survive.

Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer, APY Lands Executive Board Council chairwoman Sally Scales, and former ASIO director-general Denis Richardson are among the other scheduled guests.

Will and Mel joins FIVEaa drive sports show

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Adelaide station FIVEaa has tapped the duo of Will Goodings and Mel Usher, AKA Will and Mel, for its drive sports show, alongside current hosts Rowey, Bicks and Jarrod.

Will and Mel will start the broadcast at the top of the hour and at every 20-minute mark with the latest COVID-19 information and news, plus updates on other news of the day. 

“FIVEaa will be the only local station in Drive and we believe it is vitally important that providing this service and content is of tremendous value to our listeners and clients as well as demonstrating our ability to be versatile and proactive in these times,” said FIVEaa station manager Craig Dunn.

Radio Sport gets off the air

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NZME has closed down sports station Radio Sport.

NZME management stated that all Radio Sport programming would be replaced by syndicated Newstalk ZB content. It’s official Facebook and Twitter channels were also deleted. 

The decision was reportedly made in the absence of sporting activities due to the COVID-19 situation. It also ended Radio Sport’s long journey that started in the early 1990s as RNZ’s Sports Roundup. 

However, staff were informed there were no guarantees of Radio Sport coming back if and when the pandemic subsided. Instead, they were asked to discuss alternate roles with the NZME hierarchy. 

New Zealand media figures were left disappointed by the apparent end of Radio Sport. 

“To all of our listeners. Thanks for your incredible support over the decades. It’s been a wild ride, so glad to have been a part of it. All we can control is the controllable, that being our reaction to events. Look after yourselves. Stay sa

AWOL undergoes rebrand

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Junkee Media has adjusted its travel publication AWOL into a new support title with the tagline “Activities WithOut Leaving.”

Designed to help Australians cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the repurposed AWOL offers information on various activities to keep people occupied at home and help them ease the stress of the situation. Channel director of travel Cassandra Vozzo will lead the effort. Kassia Byrnes has joined as editor.

The content will also include other material from parent firm Ooh! Media.

“We’ll show you how to upskill, like learning how to use Photoshop or how to speak a new language. The new AWOL will also guide you through ways to make your day better, including the best ways to exercise at home, how to master cooking, or even how women can reset their skin now that they’re wearing less makeup,” said Junkee Media publisher Tim Duggan.

“When we all emerge from our homes, the world will be unmistakably different. What we all care

Triple M sport shows stay on air

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The Triple M Network’s AFL and NRL-oriented shows are still set for broadcast despite the COVID-19 situation.

On the AFL front, the company stated that for Victoria and SA, the Triple M Footy Saturday Rub with James Brayshaw, Brian Taylor, Wayne Carey, Damian Barrett, and Billy Brownless is on air 12 noon to 2PM AEST. It will be followed at 2PM to 5PM by replays of classic Grand Finals; tomorrow’s episode, in particular, will cover the 1989 Geelong/Hawthorn showdown.   

NSW and Queensland’s NRL audience will have the Saturday Sin Bin with Paul Kent, Gorden Tallis, Anthony Maroon, and James Hooper, from 12 noon to 3PM AEST. The 3PM-5PM block will have replays of the NRL’s most heated games, starting with Game III of last year’s State of Origin. 

Weekday show Rush Hour is still on at 5:30Pm-7PM in Adelaide and 6PM-7PM in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.  Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, will still have their edition

Ireland finishes up at SMH and The Age

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Judith Ireland has wrapped up her affairs at the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Age.

She Tweeted that she was leaving to join The Conversation next month as its new deputy editor for politics and society.

Ireland spent nine years with both SMH and The Age, being based out of the Canberra bureau. 

Stay in touch with Ireland on Twitter @CanberraCamper.

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