NOVA introduces new Sydney and Melbourne morning showsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 16th April 2019 at 11:38am
NOVA Entertainment’s morning-radio lineup is up for changes starting 29 April 2019.
The network announced this week that for NOVA 100 Melbourne, Matt Tilley is hitting the airwaves at 9AM following the Chrissie, Sam & Browny breakfast show. He is known for a ten-year run at FOX FM brekky shows including Tracy & Matt in the Morning and the Matt and Jo Show, and last went before the mic in 2017 as presenter at KIIS 101.1. Current morning host Troy Ellis, one of Tilley’s former colleagues at The Matt and Jo Show, is now reassigned to the 12PM-4PM block.
Over at Sydney’s NOVA 96.9, Kent Small, host of the nightly syndicated show Smallzy’s Surgery, is also tasked to work the morning rounds following Fitzy and Wippa. Dan “DC” Cassin goes on air at 12PM.
“NOVA Entertainment will be at the forefront of change, delivering a new sound in workdays from 29 April. We are giving listeners more reasons to listen across the day with one of the biggest radio announcers in Melbourne and the most highly respected music announcer in Sydney. We’ve put together the strongest line up in both states, from breakfast with Fitzy & Wippa and Chrissie, Sam & Browny to workdays, followed by Australia’s number one drive show - Kate, Tim & Marty,” said NOVA Entertainment Group Programme Director Paul Jackson.
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O’Brien to helm audio NewsCastBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 17th June 2019 at 2:52pm
Ainslee O’Brien (pictured) is starting the week as the new chief of News Corp Australia’s NewsCast podcasting division.
B and T reported that News Corp Australia’s recent successes with podcasts Who the Hell is Hamish?, True Crime, and The Teacher’s Pet warranted the development of a special podcasting arm. NewsCast will focus on audio content for the company’s subscription and platform business.
Although O’Brien is occupied with building NewsCast’s staff list, she will remain as News DNA’s GM for commercial integration.
“I am incredibly excited to expand my role and lead News Corp Australia’s audio network. News Corp has bold ambitions for audio, both here and globally, and we are committed to delivering a strong audio network for our consumers and our customers,” said O’Brien of her appointment.
“I look forward to working with our colleagues globally to align our audio offering and with industry bodies
ABC inks new business deal with CBCBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 17th June 2019 at 2:04pm
The ABC has struck a new three-year creative and business partnership with Canadian national broadcaster CBC.
The MOU will have both companies teaming up on new podcasts and new drama, comedy, and children’s TV series. Co-finance and sales options are also factored in the deal, as well as a new education initiative for schools in Australia and Canada on misinformation and how to combat them.
“In a world of global media giants, the outstanding and accessible content produced by like-minded public broadcasters is more important than ever,” said ABC managing director David Anderson.
“This collaboration between the ABC and CBC will drive our limited resources further, leveraging our strengths to create and share distinctive content that connects with audiences at home and overseas.”
Binjang Community Radio told to vacateBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 14th June 2019 at 4:13pm
Binjang Community Radio 91.5 has been forced to find a new location in Wellington, NSW.
The Wellington Council has ordered the station to vacate its home building, which is adjacent to the Wellington Visitor Information Centre in Nanima Crescent, by 30 September 2019. The council is looking to establish the Wellington Wiradjuri Tourism Experience on the station premises.
Station manager Tony Graham said staff have been on the move to scout for potential replacement sites. The best location they found, however, would require up to $40k in remodelling to bring up to operational standards. The station only pays $1 in annual rent fees at the current location since starting up in 2012.
The Dubbo Regional Council could only pledge up to $15k in relocation assistance, although council CEO Michael McMahon said he would find a way to make the transfer as seamless as possible.
Garde joins Hit100.9By Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 14th June 2019 at 4:09pm
Grace Garde has joined Hit100.9 Hobart as its new workdays host, starting 17 June 2019.
One of Radio Today‘s Top New Talent to Watch in 2019, Garde recently exited a breakfast hosting job at Power FM in Nowra. The move to Hit 100.9 is also her return to Southern Cross Austereo since working on promotions at the network’s Gosford, NSW operations years ago.
“I am so excited to start working in Hobart! I enjoy wearing big coats and hats, so I’m looking forward to arriving in Hobart’s winter to expand my wardrobe. The Hobart team seem so hardworking, really talented, and a lot of fun - I am humbled to be joining them and can't wait to get started!,” said Garde of her new opportunity.
Tune in with Garde on Twitter @GradeGarde and on LinkedIn.
New staff in at Guardian AustraliaBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 14th June 2019 at 12:00pm
The Guardian Australia has new people in the workplace.
Editor Lenore Taylor announced on Twitter that Ben Butler is coming in as a senior business reporter, having recently exited The Australian.
Freelancer reporter Adam Morton is drafted as environment editor.
Investigative reporter Anne Davies moves up as investigations editor.
Laura Murphy-Oates is joining the paper as host of a new flagship podcast after over six years at SBS and NITV. Producer Miles Martignoni, however, said Oates will take up a temporary hosting gig with Triple J’s Hack show for the next month, then start with the podcast. Oates joins Triple J breakfast newsreader Alice Matthews and Hack reporter Avani Dias as one of three substitute hosts for the show; current host Tom Hilley is set for temporary duties with ABC's Foreign Correspondent.
Roe joins ABC SydneyBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 13th June 2019 at 1:17pm
ABC Radio Brisbane presenter Isobel Roe has resettled in Sydney.
She moved to continue handling the current affairs beat for ABC Radio, out of the Sydney studios, hosting AM, PM, and The World Today.
Roe first worked with the ABC back in 2012 as producer of Spencer Howson’s breakfast show then started reporting out of Toowoomba in 2016 after a short stint with Southern Cross Austereo.
Follow her on Twitter @IsobelRoe and on LinkedIn.
Morton finishes The Australian serviceBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 13th June 2019 at 1:14pm
Rick Morton is no longer with The Australian.
Morton went on Twitter to confirm AFR columnist Myriam Robin’s report that he had indeed left The Aus after seven years as social affairs writer. He last submitted a story to the paper on 18 May 2019.
He stated that he will use his downtime from work to start writing a new book, following the success of his best seller, One Hundred Years of Dirt.
“Mostly, however, leaving is tough because I did work I am exceptionally proud of over those years. I don’t subscribe to the belief that journalism is inherently heroic, but you can do good things. I think I did some good things,” Morton added.
Follow Morton on Twitter @SquigglyRick.