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News October 27, 2015

On The Dial: 5SOS to hit Nova’s RedRoom; ARN’s New Boss: Tony Kendall; Line-up change at 3AW; Freedman’s new network role

On The Dial: 5SOS to hit Nova’s RedRoom; ARN’s New Boss: Tony Kendall; Line-up change at 3AW; Freedman’s new network role

5SOS to hit Nova’s RedRoom

5 Seconds of Summer will headline the next Nova Red Room in Melbourne.

The exclusive Red Room event will launch NOVA Entertainment’s new partnership with Oporto, which will see the brands deliver a series over summer.

Kent Small Smallzy’s Surgery, Smallzy said, “In only a couple of years these guys have gone from YouTube stars to one of the hottest bands in the world, they are amazing performers and talented musicians. It’s exciting to have 5SOS return to Australia after their US tour and big win at the VMA’s to perform an exclusive gig for Nova’s Red Room, and it’s great to have Oporto on board.”

Since launching in 2012, Nova’s Red Room has produced over 90 events featuring international and local acts including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars and Usher.


Olivia Newton-John back on smoothfm

Olivia Newton-John returned to smoothfm over the weekend.

Peter Clay, smoothfm Program Director said, “Olivia’s music has played such a big part in so many people’s lives, so to be able to get “Australia’s Sweetheart” on smoothfm again is really special. We love having her as part of the team and are always keen to support the incredible work she does with the Cancer and Wellness Centre.”


ARN’s New Boss: Tony Kendall

Tony Kendall has been appointed as the new CEO for ARN. He will be responsible for driving the overall strategic direction, growth and operations of the radio business, as well as overseeing the expansion of the iHeartRadio platform in Australia.

Tony joins ARN from Bauer Media where he is currently director of sales. He joined Bauer in early 2013 from News Corp Australia where he spent over 23 years in senior commercial management roles across Melbourne, Sydney and New York including a year as the CEO of the Australian magazine division.

Ciaran Davis, chief executive of APN News & Media (APN) said:“It is an exciting time for Tony to be joining APN as the Company continues its strategy of growth across its broad range of assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.


Line-up change at 3AW: Bolt & Price added

Steve Price is back at 3AW and Andrew Bolt joins him. Once the curtain comes down on the AFL season, 3AW will launch a new night time line-up.

Sports Today with Gerard Healy and Dwayne Russell will have their current 2-hour timeslot (6-8p) halved to 6pm-7pm weekdays. From 7pm to 8pm Ross Greenwood joins the 3AW lineup with Money News from Sydney.

And Steve Price returns to 3AW from 8pm-10pm Monday to Thursday, networked from 2GB. And Pricey won’t be alone. He will be joined each night by columnist Andrew Bolt for an hour of what 3AW are calling “hard-hitting radio” from 8pm.


Emma Freedman’s new network role

Fresh off the Dancing with the Stars floor, Emma Freedman is expanding her role with SCA to be the new National Drive News Presenter on The Hit Network.

Emma will cover news inside the Hamish and Andy show and still be part of The Scoopla Show with Jules Lund. The move has resulted in the axeing of the local drive newsreaders on the Hit network around the country.

Emma Freedman said, “The Hit Network has been an incredible home for me over the past nine months and to be extending my role on air is very exciting. Hamish and Andy have been great buddies of mine for a long time, and I’m so excited to be reading the news in their show.”



Nova 96.9 has a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager

ARN is looking for a Breakfast Producer for 97.3 Brisbane on a 9-month contract basis.

ARN has a vacancy for an Account Director in Melbourne

Triple M Sydney are looking for a Breakfast Producer

An Account Executive Role based in Adelaide is currently available.

NT Broadcasters are looking for a Sales Executive.

ARN has a vacancy for a Broadcast Engineer in Brisbane.

Nova Entertainment has a role available for a Client Implementation Executive in Sydney.

The River in Albury has a role available for an Announcer/Music Director. Deta

3MBS in Melbourne are looking for a Sponsorship Manager.

SCA has a vacancy for an Assistant Producer for the Shazam Top 20.

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer in Rockhampton.

2ST and 94.9 Power FM are looking for a Program and Content Director.

7HO FM are looking for a Sales Manager.

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Client Manager on the Sunshine Coast.

SCA has a vacancy for a Commercial Scheduler in Sydney.

Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Producer based in Launceston.



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