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Hit Network unveils dynamic summer lineup for 2023

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The Hit Network has unveiled its summer lineup for 2023, commencing on December 4. The schedule includes The Jimmy & Nath Show, Hamish & Andy podcast, Nights with Seany B, and special broadcasts for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. The dynamic radio duo Jimmy Smith and Nath Roye will transition from the night shift to host the national Breakfast show from 6-9 am on weekdays. They plan to tackle a nationwide challenge known as 'Left Lieutenant Day' on December 22. Amanda Lee, Head of Hit Metro Content and 101.9 The Fox Content Director, expressed excitement about the summer programming, highlighting the National Breakfast show and the return of popular podcasts. “As we wrap another fantastic year, there’s no slowing down for the Hit Network; in fact we are just starting to heat things up with our summer programming.” Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, renowned podcasters, will bring their wit and charm to the Drive slot nationally across Hit stations from 4-6 pm on weekdays.

Gilded Waves: 92.5 Triple M Gold shines on the Gold Coast

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Triple M has officially been renamed to 92.5 Triple M Gold, paying homage to its Gold Coast heritage. The station features Flan, Ali & Spida for Breakfast, local drive home with The Rush Hour’s Leisel Jones, Liam & Dobbo, and Goldy’s biggest sing-along favourites from the Gold FM playlist. SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron, stated, Gold Coast audiences loved the Gold brand, and were excited to see the evolution of this station with more of the Gold variety of music. Breakfast announcer Spida Everitt expressed joy, saying, "The gold is back where it belongs, right there in our name. Cameron noted “every morning Ali, Flan, and I broadcast straight out of Broadie to Bundall and Benowa, Coolangatta and Coomera, up the mountains to the green behind our beloved gold at Tamborine and all in between, and we love it." 92.5 Triple M Gold aims to be the Gold Coast's very own radio station, celebrating the region's music variety and heritage.

4BC announces dynamic 2024 lineup with a wave of local and live programming

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4BC Brisbane has unveiled its live and local lineup for 2024, featuring seasoned journalist Peter Fegan leading 4BC Weekends.  Content Manager Max Dudley praised Fegan, emphasising his distinction as a “senior journalist and fervent advocate for the city.” Dudley highlighted 4BC’s commitment to serving Brisbane with live and local shows. “4BC is Brisbane’s only radio station with live and local shows from 5.30am to 7.00pm every weekday. We are committed to serving our great city – and with council and state elections during the year, 4BC will be the place listeners turn to for the latest news and opinion – and to have their say,” Dudley said. The longstanding trio of Laurel, Gary, and Mark will return for their 17th year together, initiating 4BC Breakfast. Bill McDonald, the newly appointed morning host, will steer the morning slot, while Sofia Formica takes charge of 4BC Afternoons. Peter Gleeson will host 4BC Drive, and Peter Psaltis will cap off the weekdays wit

Edmond Tran departs GamesHub

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Managing editor, Edmond Tran will conclude his tenure with GamesHub, leaving the publication at the end of the year. Tran has spent over two years in the position, previously editing for sister site ScreenHub eight months prior.  "I'm exceedingly proud of what Leah and I have achieved with GamesHub over the last two years, and I'm forever grateful to the ArtsHub Group for trusting us to achieve it on our own terms from being able to consistently maintain our high bar of quality writing, to the constant spotlight on the Australian games industry, to the mentorship programs and our goal to foster a new generation of voices and perspectives," Tran told Influencing GamesHub is currently recruiting to fill the position, seeking someone with 3+ years of experience in a similar digital media role, with a desire for someone experienced in games media.  "Between the IT Journalism Award win for Best Gaming Coverage in our first year, and the kind remarks made to me after my announcement, I

Rebecca Borg takes on education reporting at Herald Sun

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Rebecca Borg has transitioned to the role of Education Reporter at the Herald Sun, where she will delve into the realms of childcare, tertiary, primary, and secondary education, including relevant research in these areas. Borg announced her new role on LinkedIn: “From Tuesday, I’ll be taking on a new role in the Herald Sun newsroom as an Education Reporter.” This marks a shift from her recent position as a digital breaking news reporter at the same publication. With a background that includes freelance writing and editing, along with cadetships at notable outlets like The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, and Herald Sun, Borg brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Education-related news tips, photographs, and videos can be directed to Rebecca Borg at her email, rebecca.borg@news.com.au.

Michael McLaren to helm 2GB Afternoons starting January 2024

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Michael McLaren, a well-regarded broadcaster, will take over the 2GB Afternoons slot starting January 2024. McLaren, a familiar voice to 2GB listeners, began his journey with the station in 2006 as a program producer. He moved to on-air roles in 2011, initially hosting the Weekend Overnight show, and later leading the Monday-Friday Australia Overnights from 2016. In 2023, McLaren captivated audiences with 2GB's top-rated Weekend Mornings program. McLaren shared his enthusiasm about his new role and called it an honour to host the Afternoons show. "It is an honour to be asked to host Afternoons... I will bring my interests and apparent dry sense of humour with me... We'll keep abreast of the news as it unfolds but also afford people a chance to laugh, learn and reminisce. The audience and open line will drive the agenda." Luke Davis, 2GB Content Manager, commended McLaren’s performance and called it outstanding. "We're absolutely delighted to bring our listeners more of Michael M

ABC Radio Adelaide unveils fresh lineup of presenters for 2024

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ABC Radio Adelaide has unveiled its dynamic lineup for 2024, blending returning audience favourites with fresh voices. The Breakfast Show in 2024 will be hosted by Sonya Feldhoff and Jules Schiller, known for their popular 'Sonya and Jules Off the Cuff' segment. The duo is set to continue their engaging on-air chemistry, providing a vibrant start to the day for listeners. David Bevan will maintain his role in the Mornings slot. Meanwhile, Nikolai Beilharz, after spending two years in the breakfast slot, will transition to hosting Afternoons. In a significant move, Jo Laverty, with over two decades at ABC, including time at triple j and ABC Local Radio in Canberra, will take over the Drive segment. Laverty shared her excitement about relocating to Adelaide, a city she's long admired since childhood. “My yearning to live in South Australia began at 8 years old when my grandparents moved to the Adelaide Hills. Well, I’ve finally won the lotto. I can’t wait to make great radio in

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