BREAKING NEWS: Swan steps up to Aus Tech EditorBy Phil Sim in Media News on Saturday, 15th February 2020 at 6:57am
Swan has been at The Australian for the last five years, having joined when News Limited folded Technology Spectator into its primary national masthead. He got his start in tech journalism, writing for technology news website, iTWire.
His predecessor Supratim Adhikari will shortly jump across to Fairfax to take up the role of deputy business editor across the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Swan is a multiple winner of the IT Journalism Awards and was last year highly commended by the Melbourne Press Club in the long-form business feature category.
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Sydney station 2SER 107.3FM’s breakfast show will have Alex James in the booth.
She was moved up to the post after months of doing substitute hostings for the show.
James is already a familiar voice at 2SER having produced the Tuesday Daily for years, with one prominent show being the station’s 40th anniversary last year.
Tune in to James on LinkedIn.
Hit WA appoints new breakfast hostsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 21st February 2020 at 1:49pm
The Hit Network has appointed Allan Aldworth and Michelle Anderson as the new hosts for its Hit WA breakfast show, effective 16 March 2020.
Aldworth recently finished hosting his own breakfast show at Hit Bunbury while Anderson is relocating from Brisbane, where she was at River 94.9.
The show will be syndicated on Hit 106.5 (Karratha), Hit 101.3 (Broome), Hit 91.7 (Port Hedland), Hit 96.5 (Geraldton), Hit 95.3 (Albany), Hit 95.7 (Bunbury), Hit 100.5 (Bridgetown), Hit 102.3 (Esperance), Hit 97.9 (Kalgoorlie), Hit 94.9 (Katanning), Hit 105.1 (Merredin), Hit 100.5 (Narrogin), and Hit 96.5 (Northam).
“There was clear chemistry between Allan and Michelle when we heard their first demo. This is going to be incredibly fun radio for WA,” said Hit WA content boss Tim Arnold.
Swan speaks on becoming The Australian’s tech editorBy Elliott Richardson in Media News on Friday, 21st February 2020 at 1:20pm
3AW hires Ox and Marco for footy showBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 3:45pm
Footy 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.
Power 94.9 FM sets up new breakfast hostsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 3:31pm
Power 94.9FM has tapped Kaley-Jade Baker as a new co-host for Andy Sands on the breakfast show, reported Radio Today.
Baker, formerly an associate producer at the ABC, stepped in as the station sought a replacement after Katie Fleming’s exit last November. Fleming was on the post following her Diploma in Radio graduation from AFTRS earlier in the year.
“We like to think of ourselves as fire and ice with Andy being cool, calm and collected and Kaley the firey, outspoken and outgoing one. As a first provincial radio gig for us both, we hope that in our time on this show, we’ll be able to grow as young broadcasters and set up the foundations for successful careers into the future,” the tandem said.
Atlassian Confirms Support of 2020 Samsung Australian IT Journalism AwardsBy Mike Woodcock in Media News on Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 12:15pm
Atlassian Head of APAC Communications, Louise Halloran, said: "We are thrilled to support such an important night for Australian technology journalism. These awards recognise journalists who have made outstanding contributions in the space ensuring Australians have an accurate and balanced understanding of technology, which we unashamedly believe is critical in shaping Australia’s future economy."
We look forward to working with Louise Halloran and the rest of the Atlassian team to deliver a memorable evening.
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