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Local introduces Surry Hills magazine

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on
Local Surry Hills No1, Winter 2021 (photo credit: Local Publisshing)Sydney company Local Publishing has introduced a new hyperlocal magazine for the Surry Hills suburb, called Local Surry Hills. 

The new title will cover restaurants, food, drink, events, travel, homes, design and architecture in the suburb. The first issue (pictured) covers Surry Hills’ post-pandemic transformation into a Sydneysider community that mirrors the SoHo district in New York City.

Approximately 15,000 copies are being readied for the initial issue, which will be delivered to homes and commercial establishments in the Surry Hills area.

“Having worked in Surry Hills for 15 years, I have always loved watching the evolution of this suburb. It is such a dynamic place with always so much going on, and such a centre for creativity and enterprise in Sydney,” said Local Publishing publisher Elizabeth Meryment.

“We want Local Surry Hills to reflect those dynamic changes and talk to the creative community and people who live in the area, and those who visit daily for work or play, about what’s happening.”

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Davis to lead i98FM

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Tia Davis has been selected as the new station manager of WIN Radio’s i98FM in Wollongong.

The move underlined Davis‘ dedication to WIN Radio for most of the past 18 years.

She joined i98FM’s Road Crew in 2004 but moved up to become promotions manager, leaving to take up an integration project manager position in NOVA Entertainment for a few months in 2014. 
She subsequently returned to her promotions manager role at i98FM not long after, then was promoted to i98FM and Campbelltown 91.3FM’s group promotions and marketing manager.

“Her remarkable achievements in promoting and developing the i98FM brand reflects Tia’s enormous talent, superior performance and sheer passion. She is the hardest-working member of the team and a natural leader who cares about her colleagues. For those reasons, she enjoys the unanimous respect and affection of the team,” said WIN Radio general manager Phil Giblin.

Follow Davis on LinkedIn.

Donnelly starts with the Times

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Beau Donelly has joined News Corp UK newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times as a senior journalist.

He recently exited a similar role at Storyful brand MENA after over two years. 

Donelly had been based in Ireland since 2017.

Follow Donelly on Twitter @BeauDonelly.

Angel-Mobbs to take up content role at B105

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Ellie Angel-Mobbs is the new assistant content director for B105 in Brisbane.

She revealed in a Facebook post that she was ready to leave 2Day FM in Sydney at the end of the month and make the trek north with her husband, Jamie Angel.

Angel himself is already slated to take over the creative director role with Triple M Brisbane and anchor The Big Breakfast alongside Marto and Margaux; his predecessor-to-be, Dave Ferrier, will run a new nights show on Triple M regional.

B105’s current ACD, Abi Benaud, is slated to go on maternity leave in September 2021.

However, despite the big move, Angel-Mobbs will still continue co-hosting Hit 104.7 weekend breakfast with Jason Roses.

MIX 104.9 chooses new breakfast hosts

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Grant Broadcasters has tapped Andrew Thain and Sarah Passalick as the hosts of MIX 104.9 Darwin’s breakfast show, starting 15 June.

The company stated that Thain needed a permanent co-host, as Ali Burton has been on personal leave with no expected date of return. Thain himself replaced Greg Vincent, who left last year.

Passalick was formerly assistant program director for MIX and its sister station Hot100, and hosted Hot 100’s breakfast and afternoon shows.

“The Northern Territory is my home – I love its people and can’t wait to bring a fresh new feel to the show and to the station,” said Passalick.

Allegretti starts with Pedestrian Group

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David Allegretti has signed on to the Pedestrian Group as a native content editor. 

He will write and edit all written branded content for Pedestrian’s titles such as PEDESTRIAN.TV, Business Insider Australia, and Gizmodo Australia.

Allegretti had just finished six years’ freelance work for VICE Australia.

Follow Allegretti on LinkedIn.

New staff movements at ABC

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National broadcaster ABC is facing the winter time with new personnel changes.

For new hires, Mahmood Fazal is coming aboard on 14 June as reporter for ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing show. He had been freelancing after leaving VICE Australia last year.

Shari Hams has signed on as multi-platform Reporter at ABC North and West. She is currently finishing up her video journalist role this week with 7 Spencer Gulf’s Nightly News in Port Pirie.

Meanwhile, Grace Tobin is set to join the Four Corners reporting team on 28 June, transitioning from the investigative reporter spot at 7.30.

Plains Producer changes editors

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Balaklava, SA weekly paper Plains Producer has a new editor in charge.

The publication revealed that Louise Michael has stepped down after a decade to make way for Michelle Wilksch. 

Michael started at the Producer in 2011 as a part-time journalist then transitioned to editor in 2018.

Wilksch has around 24 years’ journalism experience, including state reporter for ACM and senior journo with the Barossa Herald. 

The paper also confirmed the entry of Isabella Carbone as cadet journalist. She was previously at Radio Adelaide 101.5FM and The Wire, covering Adelaide’s arts and music scene, plus the Adelaide Herald News.

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