Michael Carrington joins ABC TV as head of children’s and educationBy Briana Healey in Media News on Tuesday, 17th May 2016 at 12:31pm
“It’s an exciting new space for the ABC to be entering into. It’s a project that recognises that changing audience habits require fresh approaches to storytelling,” executive producer Erin Vincent said.
“We are using social media to both initiate and engage with our storytellers, so we’re asking the audience to tell us what issues they want explored and investigated.”
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Sexton to lead Rail ExpressBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 05th March 2021 at 3:53pm
Trains industry publication Rail Express has welcomed David Sexton as its new editor.
He came over from the Daily Cargo News, where he turned over his editor spot to Ian Ackerman.
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SEN 1620 Gold Coast to cover live eventsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 05th March 2021 at 3:28pm
Gold Coast station SEN1620 is preparing live coverage of sporting events.
The Sports Entertainment Network revealed that the station is rebranding under a new logo (pictured) and will feature home matches of AFL team Gold Coast Suns and NRL team Gold Coast Titans. A show called Maroons Radio will feature the State of Origin.
For the programming lineup, Breakfast with Pat and Heals stays on the 6:30AM-8:30AM timeslot, local primetime show Sportsday with Gary Belcher and Scott Sattler has been expanded to two hours.
The station will also retain Wednesday/Saturday afternoon show Trackside and Andrew Bensley’s self-titled show Bensley, as will The Driver’s Seat with Steve Johnson and Matt McKeldon.
New shows for SEN Gold Coast include Mornings with Matt White at 10AM-12 noon every Monday to Thursday, Morning Glory with Matty Johns every 9AM on Fridays, Gerard Whateley’s lunch hour show, and Drive with Joel and Fletch.
“SEN has long had a strong listener b
Industry Update welcomes new editorBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 05th March 2021 at 3:21pm
Manufacturing trades publication Industry Update has tapped Barry O’Hagan as its new editor.
He came aboard after finishing up communications work at IBM ANZ. His editorial experience was from editor roles in some trade and lifestyle titles and deputy chief sub-editor for a South African daily newspaper.
O’Hagan’s selection came out of a need for new leadership following Laurence Marchini’s retirement a year ago.
“It is essential that market leading publications such as Industry Update continue to grow, and we achieve that growth by new people and fresh ideas,” said Industry Update owner/publisher Scott Filby.
The Wired Agency earns KTO Australia accountBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 05th March 2021 at 1:23pm
The Wired Agency has won ANZ representation for the Sydney branch of the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO).
The agency will manage the digital and social activities for KTO Sydney, centred around a new campaign themed “Feel the Rhythm of Korea.” The associated YouTube ad shows a group of costumed dancers frolicking around popular landmarks in South Korea’s capital Seoul.
“We’ve been dreaming of overseas holidays for more than a year now. Now we can see a way out of this, Aussies and Kiwis are starting to picture their first trip. We want it to be South Korea,” said Wired Agency managing partner David Kennedy-Cosgrove.
“By working with The Wired Agency, we want to position South Korea as Australia’s first overseas destination to travel when the ban lifts,” added KTO Sydney office director Lee In-seok.
How do you end your week these days?By Seamus Byrne in Media News on Friday, 05th March 2021 at 10:10am
HIT Network to roll out new Saturday showBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 03rd March 2021 at 4:09pm
The HIT Network is introducing a new national show for Saturdays, called The Saturday Night Party Playlist.
Hosted by Ben Carney and Nathan Bongiovanni out of Bunbury, the show is the first regional WA production to have a national reach. It will entertain calls for house party music from 7PM to 12 midnight.
It is also the result of a Southern Cross Austereo pitch for a brand-new show.
“We were so impressed by the brilliant ideas our announcers in the regions had for a national show, and Ben and Nathan’s The Saturday Night Party Playlist was the perfect idea for right now. The house party is back in a big way after a year of lockdowns and restrictions, and it is a genuine thrill for us to have a truly national show coming out of Bunbury,” said Hit Network chief Gemma Fordham.
Pfitzner joins SENTrackBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 03rd March 2021 at 2:24pm
SENTrack has formally welcomed Miles Pfitzner on board.
The signing came on the back of strong audience support for his work on Trackside with David Taggart, who also signed a new contract.
In addition to the Trackside spot, Pfitzner will also cover various sports for other SEN shows.
“Being on SENTrack is an absolute laugh so I’m pretty chuffed to be signing on full-time. Thanks mum and dad for texting in every weekend – here’s hoping I can continue to back winners. It’s great to create some fun each day and connect with the audience and I can’t thank the SENTrack family enough for welcoming me,” said Pfitzner.
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