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Garry and Tim stay with SEN

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SEN 1116 breakfast hosts Garry Lyon and Tim Watson have signed a contract extension.

The Sports Entertainment Network reported that the tandem have agreed to stay for another four years, based on strong audience and download numbers. 

Garry and Tim have been with SEN since 2004.

“Tim Watson was my boyhood idol. They say never meet your idol in real life – never has a truer word been spoken. However, he is worth getting up for at 4:30am each morning – as are our great audience,” said Lyon.

Broad Radio takes flight

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Former FOX FM host Jo Stanley is going forward with a new station called Broad Radio. 

Designed to be geared to women, Broad Radio will cover various issues from a woman’s perspective. The plan calls for the team to initially broadcast on Facebook and YouTube for one hour a week, then gradually move up to two hours, five days, and eventually a 24/7 radio station.  

Broad Radio has some strong names on the rolls. Cecilia Ramsdale will be the executive producer and the on-air team comprises Angela Pippos, Shelley Ware, Zoe Daniel, Anjali Rao, Bianca Chatfield, Kirsty Webeck, and Kerrie Stanley.

“Women really love audio entertainment. We’re very engaged with podcasts, and that kind of longer form conversation that can delve into the heart of life. A lot of us who are over 40 are time poor - jugging caring for kids and ageing parents and work - while really trying to rediscover who we are now that we’re in that middle stage of life,” said Sta

Bryce and Ebony assigned to Triple J Breakfast

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Triple J has chosen Bryce Mills and Ebony Boadu as the new hosts of the national breakfast show.

The duo took hold with Triple J audiences in 2020 with their substitute hostings on Triple J Breakfast and Drive. 

Both of them have done some good individual work. Mills had also done the mornings and lunch hour, plus weekend arvos and is currently running the breakfast show after Sally and Erica’s exit. Boadu is jamming up the turntables on House Party. Their replacements will be announced in early 2021.

“I was in high school when I decided that I wanted to one day host triple j Breakfast. It was pretty arrogant of me to make that declaration during Maths class with absolutely no idea how I’d get to triple j, but here we are! I can’t tell you how proud and excited I am to start this new role and get to know triple j listeners on an even deeper level,” said Mills.

CIO50 wraps up a testing year for the industry

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CIOs have been tested like never before in 2020 (make your arguments for Y2K at your leisure), so it's an interesting year to see the CIO50 list drop from CIO Australia. We caught up with editor-in-chief Byron Connolly for a few of his thoughts on putting together this year's list as well as the wider state of CIO Australia in this tough year for the industry.
How was the 2020 edition of CIO50 compared to the past?
The CIO50 is now in its 5th year and when COVID struck in March, we knew we would have to work hard to get nominations in what has been a turbulent year for enterprise technology execs across all industries. This year we asked senior tech execs to tell their COVID stories and we were surprised how many great nominations there were from CIOs across government and private enterprise. There were also a lot of new faces in the list which is always good to see.
The end of year CIO50 announcement was a virtual event this year which meant that I had

Costello exits Triple M Melbourne

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Seb Costello has called time on his run at Triple M Melbourne’s breakfast show.

He stated that today’s last episode with Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy would also be his farewell to the show, and he will focus his work on A Current Affair. 

Costello had been involved with Triple M for most of the past five years.

“It seems the right time to finish up with Eddie and Darce, who have both been amazing supporters. I’m so proud of the way we’ve brought a hard-news edge to FM Breakfast. But the Hot Breakfast Family - the audience - have been the stars and I will miss them dearly,” he said in a Radioinfo interview.

Clairs signs off

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Dean “Clairsy” Clairs is ready to end his time at MIX 94.5 Perth.

He announced in today’s episode of the breakfast show that he had tendered his notice, effective 11 December, to spend more time with his family. 

Clairs has been with Southern Cross Austereo for 30 years, with 20 logged at MIX 94.5. He had been on the breakfast show with Matt Dyktynski and Kymba Cahill since March 2016.

“Very few people in our industry or across the media industry get to do that. The fact that you get to say, ‘I'm done, I'm out,’” said Dyktynski of Clairs’ tenure.

Print IT! Late November 2020

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The summer break looms in magazine land, but there's still time for a few more issues to hit stands. This week it's TechLife and Choice Computer. Let's see what's inside.
TechLife is closing out the year with the latest edition, with David Hollingworth thanking readers in the editorial for helping keep the mag pointed in the right direction.
In cover content we get a 'Superguide' to iOS 14 and all the new features you'll find inside. And while there's a lot of that new phone feeling here for iPhone users, TechLife has Android covered too with a nice feature on how to customise Android to give your phone a big makeover.
There's reviews galore from the local contributor team, from Sharmishta Sarkar tackling a number of wearables including the Fitbit Versa 3 and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds (which gets an Editor's Choice). Joel Burgess rounds up some amazing and weird AI and VR tech (and reviews other hardware too)

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