SCA appoints digital audio execsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 16th September 2020 at 4:00pm
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is beefing up its on-demand audio and podcasting services with the appointment of two digital audio executives.
Sam Cavanagh is in as head of entertainment and news content. His remit will involve developing the on-demand culture, comedy, and news content for SCA and PodcastOne Australia.
PodcastOne Australia content director Jennifer Goggin is now features and special interest digital audio content chief. Her field encompasses genres such as health and wellness, true crime, and branded content.
SCA chief content officer David Cameron and PodcastOne Australia boss Grant Tothill will be their immediate superiors.
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Garry and Tim stay with SENBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 30th November 2020 at 4:13pm
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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 flightBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 30th November 2020 at 3:02pm
Former FOX FM host Jo Stanley is going forward with a new station called Broad Radio.
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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 BreakfastBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 30th November 2020 at 2:57pm
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.
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Costello exits Triple M MelbourneBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 27th November 2020 at 3:17pm
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 offBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 27th November 2020 at 3:14pm
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.