Comings and Goings

Grant Goldman had reached 50 years of broadcasting this week and has celebrated with a cake from the 2SM staff.

25 November 2014

Melissah Tomac River 949 Sales coordinator

Melissah Tomac is the new Sales Coordinator at River 949, following the departure of Natalie Cortavilee (pictured left) who, after four years at the station, is moving into a career in online sales. 

24 November 2014

Ben Fordham finishes his daily sports reporting shift with Channel 9's Today Show this week, to concentrate on his 2GB drive show. Ben and his wife Jodie are expecting thier first child any day now.

21 November 2014

Brendan Taylor, Nova 96.9 Program Director, has been promoted to the newly created role of NOVA Entertainment Group Program Operations Director. Shaun Heron has been promoted to Nova 96.9 Program Director. Carlie Millican rises to the position of Nova 96.9’s Integration and Marketing Director.

21 November 2014

Beth Rivers, the new content director at 98five Sonshine FM

Beth Rivers starts on 24th November as the new Content Director at 98five Sonshine FM in WA, replacing Bryce Green who moved to Indonesia in August. Her background is in print media and she has reported for both of WA’s state newspapers; she joins them from The University of Western Australia where she has been working as a publications editor since late 2012.

21 November 2014

British interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson joins Melbourne’s Magic 1278 line up as presenter of My Kind of Music - an hour-long journey through his favourite musicians from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Buble, Paul Simon and Elton John. He is currently heard on Sydney's 2CH.

20 November 2014

Adam Shand will become the new 6PR Drive presenter next year taking over from Paul Murray, who recently announced his retirement from full-time radio.Shand is a journalist, author and broadcaster with 30 years of experience in the media and is well-known for his investigative reporting on crime and outlaw motorcycle clubs. 

19 November 2014

Southern Cross Austereo has announced the promotion of Jane Stucci, SCA’s Sydney Television Sales Director, to the senior role of National Television Sales Director. Southern Cross Austereo, National Sales Director Andrea Ingham said,“Jane has an exceptional understanding of and passion for television and that combined with outstanding relationships has seen her consistently deliver.”

Jane Stucci said, "I feel  very fortunate to have worked at SCA and have seen it change and evolve over the years, allowing me many opportunities.  I'm thrilled to be taking on this new role, to build on some  already existing great work and focus on where we can improve and grow our national television business."  Allana Byrne will take over the Sydney Television Sales Director role effective immediately.

19 November 2014

At a function earlier this week, Triple M Sydney Content Director Jamie Angel celebrated his 25th year at Southern Cross Austereo. The last five at Triple M. On Facebook, Geoff Field posted; “This afternoon I was honoured to attend a function marking 25 year in radio for Jamie Angel. Long time listeners to 2DayFM will remember him fondly, and I worked as his newsreader in the drive shift from 2001 to 2003 - he is now content director at our sister station Triple M downstairs. It's a pleasure knowing you Jamie Angel, and here's to another 25 years”.

His daughter Casey also had words of praise; "A BIG congratulations to my daddy, who has now been at Austereo for 25 years! Very proud! Love you always"

 

 

18 November 2014

At last week's anual CBAA conference, the following people were elected to the board:

  • Phillip Randall was re-elected unopposed as Vice President
  • Natalie Pozdeev was re-elected for a second term
  • Jean Rau was re-elected for a second term
  • Tony Smythe joins as a new Director
  • Tess Lawley was nominated as the new Youth Representative for the next two years

Jonathon Brown, who did not stand for re-election, has retired from the Board. 

18 November 2014

The AGM included elections for nominees to the CBF's General Grants Advisory Committee.

As a result of nominations at the AGM, the CBAA will recommend that Michelle Brown, Declan Kelly, Rebecca Petraitis and Bob Rau (pictured) who was re-elected, be a part of this year's GGAC.

18 November 2014

After 17 years with 4BC as host of Sports Today, Peter Psaltis, is joining RadioTAB as the station extends its weekday sports breakfast show to include weekends.  RadioTAB is broadcast on close to 100 transmitters across Tasmania, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.

17 November 2014

Following Simon Greally's departure, Nic McClure will take over as Executive Producer on the  Kyle & Jackie O show. In 18 years, Nic has worked with Merrick & Rosso, Richard Wilkins, Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell, Marty Sheargold, Ugly Phil, Kyle & Jackie O, Tony, Bec & Mikey, Libby Gorr, Cameron Daddo and Jason Donovan. She was most recently EP for Rosso's Drive show on Sydney's KIIS 1065 and Melbourne's Mix 101.1.
 
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16 November 2014

Another major rumour has been confirmed as true with ARN's announcement this morning that the new Breakfast show for the KIIS rebrand in Melbourne from January 2015 is Matt Tilley and Jane Hall. Jane Hall's beakfast co-host since 2012 on Mix 101.1, Chrissie Swan will be leaving the network.

16 November 2014

Former KRock PD and Nova 100 music director Ronnie Stanton has been appointed Vice President, National Brands and Programming for Corus Radio in Canada. Check out an earlier radioinfo profile on Ronnie here.
14 November 2014

Kyle & Jackie's EP Simon Greally has resigned. He will finish at KIIS when teh program goes into recess at the end of the year.
14 November 2014

AFTRS Graduate Brendan Leggett will be moving to 2CE Bega to work as a  Drive Announcer/Production.

13 November 2014

AFTRS Graduate Claire Humphery will be moving to the Snowy Mountains in an announcing and a production role at Snow Fm.

12 November 2014

Karen Halligan has been appointed to the newly created role of National Commercial and Operations Director at Southern Cross Austereo. With over 20 years’ experience in media and marketingKaren was most recently Head of Implementation and Investment for Bohemia and prior to this was General Manger, Slingshot Media, and has worked at Medicom, Universal McCann and Coca- Cola.

12 November 2014

Byron Cooke and Kristie Mercer are returning to Breakfast on Central Coast’s 101.3 Sea FM for 2015. Byron Cooke comes from within the SCA Network; currently on-air with Sea FM’s Weekend Breakfast and at Fox FM, as a Workday Announcer. Kristie Mercer’s career began in Townsville, hosting a solo Drive show. Since then, she's worked on Breakfast shows in Gippsland and Albury. 

12 November 2014

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