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Jase & Lauren set to charm Melbourne as Nova 100 Breakfast Show premieres on March 8

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Nova Entertainment has announced the highly anticipated launch of Jase & Lauren, the new breakfast show on Nova 100, featuring Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins and Lauren Phillips. The show is scheduled to make its debut in Melbourne on Friday, March 8. Listeners can look forward to a three-hour debut show as they reunite on the Melbourne airwaves. Having previously captivated audiences with their infectious banter, Jase and Lauren's return promises an exciting blend of entertainment and engaging content. Phillips expressed her excitement following the announcement of their new home at Nova 100. “No one is more excited to be back together and back on air than the two of us. We are counting down the minutes until next Friday. We’ve got plenty of stories to tell and lots of catching up to do. Melbourne, we are back and can’t wait to have a laugh with you.” Jase Hawkins echoed the sentiment, acknowledging the pressure of the first show while expressing gratitude for the enthusias

The Australian Financial Review welcomes new appointments to editorial team

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The Australian Financial Review (AFR) has announced notable appointments within its editorial team, signifying a strategic move to enhance its journalistic prowess and global coverage. Ian Ackerman (pictured) has been appointed as Desk Editor, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the publication. Ackerman, expressing gratitude for his time at DCN - Daily Cargo News, highlighted his dedication to reporting on the Australian maritime industry and his appreciation for the individuals who entrusted him with their stories. "I would like to thank everyone who trusted me to tell their stories. And thank you to all who took the time to explain things to me, showing me what they do. During my time at DCN I developed a huge appreciation for what everyone in the maritime industry does, from the cadets in the engine room, all the way up to the masters, CEOs and academics. It is an important industry that does not usually get the recognition, respect and resources it needs and deserve

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Proposal to close Newshub stuns New Zealand media community

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