News Corp introduces The Newcastle NewsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 19th August 2019 at 2:22pm
News Corp Australia’s NewsLocal publishing arm has introduced a new digital-only regional newspaper called The Newcastle News.
Designed to cover the Newcastle region, The Newcastle News will have a range of local stories that are accessible via The Daily Telegraph, covering as far as Port Stephens, Hunter Valley, and Lake Macquarie.
The Newcastle News’ pilot edition’s stories include a new community project between teenagers and the local police in stopping gang violence and Matty Johns’ Top 20 all-time Newcastle Knights roster.
Amy Ziniak (pictured) is the Newcastle News’ resident journalist.
Subscribers will have access to exclusive perks in addition to the wider content available in the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.
“The Newcastle region has been a gap for us, and it has long been our ambition to bring our brand of high-quality local news to the local community, by writing the sorts of stories that reflect their everyday lives, ambitions and concerns,” said NewsLocal publisher John McGourty.
“Our story selection will be based on feedback from our army of community readers who tell us what matters most to them. I’m confident our new readers in Newcastle will enjoy a new voice in their community.”
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James to host 2SER breakfast showBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 21st February 2020 at 1:55pm
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.
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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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NZME reorganises showsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 19th February 2020 at 4:34pm
NZME is entering the autumn 2020 season with some tweaks to its radio shows.
The network revealed that the comedy tandem of Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce will take over from Toni Street and Sam Wallace as the hosts of The Hits’ breakfast show this coming April. Street and Wallace are joining Jason Reeves in a new breakfast show at Coast.
Laura McGoldrick is slated to host a new call-in show at 3PM on The Hits.
Radio Hauraki’s drive show has yet to reveal its new announcers.
"NZME is home to the best radio talent in New Zealand. When you line up the new breakfast teams on Coast and The Hits with Jeremy Wells and Matt Heath on Hauraki, Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB and ZM's Fletch, Vaughan and Megan you have an incredible breakfast portfolio right across our radio networks, including Radio Sport and Flava," said NZME chief radio and commercial officer Wendy Palmer.