McClure joins SportsdayBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 09th January 2020 at 4:17pm
Sportswriter Sam McClure is back at SEN 1116 next month as the new co-host of drive show Sportsday.
McClure will join mainstay Gerard Healy and panelists Matthew Richardson, Matthew Lloyd, Leigh Matthews and Caroline Wilson. His predecessor, Dwayne Russell, is hosting afternoon show Dwayne’s World over on 1116 SEN and 1629 SEN SA.
McClure was last at SEN in 2017 guest commentating on the breakfast show.
SEN is tapping Jack Heverin, meanwhile, to succeed McClure as the host of early evening show Time On.
“Sportsday is a show that I grew up with in my home and in my car. I was lucky enough to work on it during my time at 3AW and I now feel honoured to sit next to a legendary figure in Gerard Healy. I cannot wait to get started,” said McClure.
Keep updated with McClure on Twitter @Sam_McClure.
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Phil O’Neil, AKA Ugly Phil, has exited UK radio station FIX FM.
Radioinfo reported that he was made redundant earlier this week. One of his last shows was an Instagram chat late last week with former The Superjesus frontwoman Sarah MacLeod.
O’Neil had been with the station since coming back home from Australia last year, where he spent 30 years in multiple stations, including SEA FM and Triple M.
Horizon earns Relationships Australia NSW accountBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 07th April 2020 at 3:06pm
Relationships Australia NSW has enlisted the Horizon Communications Group to run its media relations account, reported Mumbrella.
The new deal involves joint efforts to generate content to help keep families under the COVID-19 quarantine stay in touch with each other. The rationale for the coverage is to ease the stress loved ones face from being asked to remain home.
“With COVID-19 dominating our lives, it is more important than ever to maintain healthy, functioning relationships with our loved ones and colleagues,” said Horizon founder Liz McLaughlin.
“We hope that the work we carry out with Relationships Australia, NSW will reassure Australians that there is support out there, no matter what your personal circumstances might be, to help navigate the challenges presented by these uncertain times.”
ARN sets up Easter scheduleBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Tuesday, 07th April 2020 at 11:55am
The Australian Radio Network (ARN) has rolled out a new schedule for the Easter break, reported Radiotoday.
Each station will also throw in their special promotions.
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For KIIS FM in Melbourne, Jase and PJ in the Morning are out this week but will resume airing on 14 April on extended hours from 6AM to 10AM.
At GOLD 104.3, the Christian O’Connell breakfast show will be airing highlights while O’Connell himself will be on air during specific periods.
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Naughton takes over as SMH/The Age lifestyle editorBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 06th April 2020 at 12:29pm
Julia Naughton has taken up the lifestyle editor post for the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Age.
The position will have her processing content from fields including health and wellness, life and relationships, and fashion.
She was assigned to the papers after completing three years as Nine’s managing editor for lifestyles, entertainment and partnerships.Follow Naughton on Twitter @JuliaNaughton and LinkedIn.
NOVA shows to air on Easter holidayBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 03rd April 2020 at 4:20pm
NOVA Entertainment will be airing its shows over the Easter break.
The plan calls for the network’s breakfast shows in each state - Fitzy & Wippa (NOVA 96.9 Sydney), Chrissie, Sam & Browny (NOVA 100 Melbourne), Ash, Kip & Luttsy & Susie O’Neill (NOVA 106.9 Brisbane), Ben & Liam (NOVA 91.9 Adelaide), and Nathan, Nat & Shaun (NOVA 93.7 Perth) – to broadcast starting 6 April, with their stations' usual programming to continue until 3PM.
The Kate, Tim & Marty Drive show will take over on national syndication from 3PM to 6PM followed by Fitzy and Wippa (6PM-7PM) and Smallzy’s Surgery (7PM-10PM).
“There is a strong desire as humans to feel like we're a part of something and we're hearing from so many of our listeners (most in isolation) how much it means to them to still be able to wake up and continue to listen to their favourite shows throughout the day,” said NOVA chief programming/marketing officer Paul Jackso
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Originally geared towards luxury travel and family vacations, Signature is now repurposing the title towards a broader travel audience. The purchase will cover the print edition, official website, and social media channels. However, no print issues will be made until summer 2020-2021 due to concerns over the COVID-19 crisis.
Jac Taylor continues as editor, as do digital staff members Anya Vokhmyakova and Eliza Valk. Veteran staffer Helen Hayes is back on the crew as editor-at-large.
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