HIT 92.9 turned to Triple MBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 19th November 2020 at 2:18pm
The Triple M Network has reached Perth, with HIT 92.9 being rebranded as 92.9 Triple M Perth (pictured) effective 1 December.
The change is meant to align 92.9 with Triple M branding and aid Perth footy fans with more radio coverage in the 2021 season.
HIT 92.9 breakfast show Xavier, Juelz, and Pete is also airing its final episode on 27 November, with a new breakfast show being prepared.
“We know West Australians already love our Triple M regional stations throughout the state and we are so thrilled to be finally bringing Perth listeners a true rock station with 92.9 Triple M... 92.9 Triple M becomes the 49th station, completing the Triple M national network,” said Southern Cross Austereo chief content officer Dave Cameron.
In other news out of 450 Roberts Road in Subiaco, MIX 94.5 will be rebranded into the HIT Network on 1 December as its Perth heritage brand, with breakfast show Clairsy, Matt, and Kymba going through the transition.
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Kendall promoted at ACMBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 04th December 2020 at 5:02pm
Australian Community Media (ACM) has named Tony Kendall as the new managing director, succeeding Allen Williams.
The move was announced after Williams tendered his notice, effective 18 December. He had been with the company for 30 years.
With the appointment, Kendall will turn over his post as chief revenue officer to enterprise sales director Sharon Fitter. Both of them will report to ACM CEO Antony Catalano;
“I’ve loved my time at ACM and the growth mindset that Antony brings to the business, which is rare in today’s media landscape. I couldn’t be happier to be taking on the role of managing director and I look forward to working with the ACM Executive and the broader team as we look to drive this business forward,” said Kendall, who joined last year after the merger of ARN and HT&E, where he was chief revenue officer.
CFO Renee Duffy, meanwhile, will have COO-class responsibilities such as operations, workplace safety, and logistics under
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Luke Bradnam out of The Rush HourBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 03rd December 2020 at 10:20pm
Luke Bradnam is moving on from The Rush Hour at 92.5 Triple M.
He stated that he would not be coming back to the show in 2021.
Bradnam joined 92.5 Triple M’s predecessor Gold FM in 2017, running the drive show also on Triple M Brisbane. He has not revealed what he will do next.
“Thank you to everybody at MMM for an amazing four years. I wish you all the best for 2021, and most of all thank you to everybody who has listened over the last 17 years you mean more to me than you’ll ever know,” said Bradnam.
Smethurst on The Age politics beatBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 03rd December 2020 at 2:51pm
Annika Smethurst has joined The Age as its new state politics editor.
The Age editor Gay Alcorn revealed the news in a Tweet.
Smethurst had been on sabbatical since leaving the politics desk at the Sunday Telegraph and the Herald-Sun last August.
Keep updated with Smethurst on Twitter @AnnikaSmethurst.
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SKY News Australia ready for 2021By Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 02nd December 2020 at 4:18pm
SKY News Australia has rolled out its programming for 2021.
The network will resume the shows hosted by Chris Kenny, Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Alan Jones, and Paul Murray on 24 January.
Laura Jayes is helming AM Agenda alongside Kieran Gilbert, Andrew Clennell, Peter Stefanovic, Ashleigh Gillon, and Tom Connell.
Three new shows are premiering on 29 January.
Catherine McGregor is leading The McGregor Angle. Former SA Sen Cory Bernardi is hosting his own show named Bernardi. Rita Panahi and new addition Nicolas Reece will examine political issues from opposing viewpoints on Friday-afternoon show The Friday Showdown.
Meanwhile, Annelise Nielsen is based in Washington DC as SKY News Australia’s first Washington correspondent.
Mediaworks under Discovery managementBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 02nd December 2020 at 3:44pm
Mediaworks TV Ltd of New Zealand has been officially purchased by Discovery Inc.
Under the new deal, Mediaworks will be rebranded as Discovery NZ Ltd, bringing with it entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV. The Bravo channels are joint ventures with NBC Universal.
Glen Kyne and Rebecca Kent will be the company new co-GMs for ANZ, reporting to Discovery APAC president Simon Robinson.
“Today is an exciting moment for Discovery as we significantly expand our operations in New Zealand, and look to create a trans-Tasman powerhouse organisation led by Glen Kyne and Rebecca Kent. The acquisition of MediaWorks TV, with its popular brands and prominent position in New Zealand, will be pivotal in achieving long-term growth and success in both markets,” said Robinson.