Barry Hall fired by Triple M
Former AFL footballer Barry Hall has apologised for vulgar comments he made on live radio, on Triple M saying it was "a silly thing to say and not a reflection of who I am". Triple M sacked Hall immediately after his remarks to co-commentator Leigh Montagna during a pre-game chat in which he commented about the impending birth of Montagna's child. More details.
Livinia Nixon Joins Smooth FM As Guest Newsreader
Livinia Nixon, Nine News Weather Presenter and reporter for Getaway and Postcards, will join smoothfm 91.5 as guest Newsreader from Monday 2 July. Livinia will fill in with Mike Perso while News Journalist Jennifer Hansen is on leave. Nikole Gunn, NOVA Entertainment’s News Journalist, will take over on weekdays from 9 July. Hansen will return to the studio with Mike on Monday 23 July.
Mike Makes Move To FOX
Mike Santos from Melbourne's KIIS 1011 is on the move. Santos has been with KIIS for the past few years and has been with Jase & PJ since they launched in 2018. He's moving to FOX FM. He said on Instagram: "Last show with this group of maniacs. Though it was short, I’m so grateful to have been a part of it!"
New Breakfast show for 97.3FM – Bianca, Mike & Bob.
Mike van Acker, a Brisbane local and well-known comedian, will join 97.3FM’s breakfast team following Terry Hansen’s decision to leave the breakfast show for health reasons and to spend more time with his family. Terry has been part of 97.3FM’s Breakfast show line-up for the past 15 years and today (29 June) was his last day on air. Mike will join Bianca Dye and Bob Gallagher on air to wake up Brisbane every morning from 5.30am from July 16.
3YB And Vision Australia Radio To Switch Frequencies
Warrnambool radio station 3YB is moving to the FM frequency in a switch with Vision Australia Radio. At midday on July 2, 3YB will shift to 94.5 on FM dial while Vision Australia Radio will move to 882 AM. Full details.
New General Manager For 2QN/Edge Fm
ACE Radio is pleased to announce that Angela Frino, who started with ACE Radio 16 years ago at just 17 years of age at 3SH/MIXX FM in Swan Hill, is now the new General Manager of 2QN/Edge FM Deniliquin/Echuca. Angela has held the positions of Announcer/Copywriter at 3SH/MIXX FM Swan Hill, Program Manager at Gippsland's GOLD/TRFM Traralgon, Promotions Manager at 2AY Albury and Assistant General Manager at 2QN/EDGE FM Deniliquin/Echuca. She is also an experienced announcer who still does a regular air shift on 2QN, as well as being an Account Manager.
WAVE FM’s New Logo and Lineup
Wave FM now has a new logo (see above) and music positioner - ‘The Illawarra’s Best Music’. Brekky is now headed by Mel, Trav & Chris In The Morning. They are followed by 90 @ 9 featuring 90 minutes of 'Throwbacks to kickstart your workday'. 11am-2pm is Andy followed by Tiff from 2-6pm and then Hutsey from 6-9pm.
Nova 919 Adelaide afternoon announcer Jarrod Walsh has moved to the morning shift (9-1pm). In Brisbane, Katie Mattin returns to mornings on Nova 106.9. She was hosting the 1-4pm weekday program. This means Greg Burns' 9am-1pm national 'Mornings on Nova' show is no longer broadcast in Brisbane and Adelaide. Cale Porter (pictured below) moves from National Up Late 10pm-1am to Afternoons 1-4pm and will also be heard on national weekends.
Veronica Returns to Drive
After a short break Veronica Milsom is back on the triple j Drive show, Veronica & Lewis, from Monday 23 July. Gen Fricker has been filling in for Veronica on Drive this year. Gen moves back to the lunch time shift replacing Alex 'Dyso' Dyson.
2SER Wins At New York Festival
2SER 107.3 has been announced Silver Radio Winner and Bronze Radio Winner for Just Words at New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards, which recognises the world’s best radio programs. 2SER also received Finalist certificates for its innovative Think programs, Think: Digital Futures, Think: Health and Think: Sustainability. This is the second successive year the Think programs have been honoured at NYF's Radio Awards – in 2017, Think: Health and Think: Digital Futures took out the Gold and Silver Award respectively.
Simon & Simon
Simon Marshall, former champion jockey and Simon O’Donnell, cricket, VFL and racing identity, are the hosts of 1116 SEN’s The Odds Couple show. They are heard on weekends from 8am.
Fie Cooper Leaves Mix 94.5
After 8 years as a weekend casual announcer at Perth's Mix 94.5, Fie Cooper has left the station. Fie is also known for her work as an actress and a singer.
Bree Tomasel’s New Drive Role
Bree Tomasel has been announced as a new drive co-host on ZM in New Zealand. Tomasel moved over to NZ at the start of the year and has been filming videos for the station’s social media platforms. Tomasel will be co-hosting with Clint Roberts.
Vale Darren Madigan
Queensland broadcaster Darren Madigan passed away in Far North Queensland on Friday June 15 after a long illness. After a successful career as a rep for the movie the industry, Darren turned his hand to broadcasting. His passion and love for sport led to a successful sports program on Logan Radio 101FM which later moved to the ABC on the Gold Coast. Full details.
ABC Careers Are Currently ‘On Hold’
The online recruitment system that the ABC use is currently unavailable. On 5 June 2018, PageUp, a company that provides recruitment software services to the ABC, advised that it had experienced a security incident and some personal information held by them may have been compromised. The ABC suspended the use of this service as a precautionary measure. More details.
James Royce Off To FOX/Triple M
Newsreader James Royce. Royce uploaded an image to Twitter and Instagram regarding the move. He shared : “Thanks for everything at Gold1043 and Kiis 1011. This is where my career was born and reborn, and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart. Can’t wait to get started at Triple Melbourne and FOX.”