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News October 27, 2015

On The Dial: The next SCA CEO?; Ex-Nova staffer Wade Kingsley joining SCA; hit105 announces Ultimate Laneway Gig; YouTube Hits! – a week in

On The Dial: The next SCA CEO?; Ex-Nova staffer Wade Kingsley joining SCA; hit105 announces Ultimate Laneway Gig; YouTube Hits! – a week in

The next SCA CEO?

With Rhys Holleran exiting Southern Cross Austereo in July, the hunt is on for his replacement.

Already Chair of SCA, Peter Bush has taken the CEO reigns with the board appointing Heidrick & Struggles to assist in the process of identifying a successor for the vacant position.

Peter Bush has already stated that “Radio experience was not a prerequisite as the biggest priorities were “strategic and commercial”.

The Australian Financial Review is reporting current V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton as a candidate to take the SCA CEO helm.

Peter Bush and James Warburton's paths have crossed before, when Peter was the Chairman of Nine Entertainment; while James Warburton was head of Sales with Seven West Media.

James now with V8 Supercars was head hunted to run Channel Ten by Lachlan Murdoch in 2011. But he didn’t get to start until January 2012 because Seven West took the Ten Network to court and had terms applied to his appointment. By 2013 James Warburton excited after the TEN Board appointed News Corporation executive Hamish McLennan to run the network.

An insider has told Radio Today that another name being tipped as a potential SCA CEO is Michael Miller from APN.


Scott McLaughlin leaving SCA, ex-Nova staffer Wade Kingsley joining

After 17 years in the chair, Scott McLaughlin National Client Solutions Director for Southern Cross Austereo is leaving the company.With that, SCA also announced that ex-Nova Ideas DirectorWade Kingsleyis set to join the company in a new national leadership role as Head of Ideas and Integration.

Wade will lead the Promotions, Response and Creative teams across the country working with Head of Content, Craig Bruce and National Sales Director, Andrea Ingham.

SCA’s Executive Director Metro Operations, Guy Dobson said, “We’re thrilled to have Wade on board in this new role where we’ll see him take charge of developing great ideas for client solutions. We are confident Wade will bring new creative thinking across the full breadth of our media assets both on air and across our digital and social media platforms.”


hit105 announces Ultimate Laneway Gig

With 15 local and international acts set to play, hit105 is closing off multiple lanes, well the whole iconic Story Bridge for its 75th anniversary celebrations.

Richard Barker, hit105 General Manager has said: “hit105 has presented some unique music events in Brisbane this year and we can’t wait to take it to the next level with the Ultimate Laneway Gig on the iconic Story Bridge."

hit105 have signed on as official sponsors partnering with Brisbane City Council, Eat Street Markets & Channel 9. The Story Bridge 75th anniversary celebration is slated for the 5th of July with hit105 to announce more in the coming weeks.

The Brisbane Lord Mayor told Stav & Abby, "We’ve just had an unbelievable response. It’s incredible the interest there is in the Story Bridge. We’re expecting around 60,000 people to come along and based on early indications, I think we’re going to hit that no trouble at all."


YouTube Hits! – a week or so in

YouTube Hits! is the new online video and radio show hybrid, that SCA launched across its 55 stations nationwide over a week ago.

Michael Beveridge and Marty Smiley front the show with it squarely aimed at the under 30 set.

We caught up with SCA hit Network Group CD Dave Cameron for a quick wrap on how it’s going, how it came about and we find out who is Annoyingly brilliant. Brilliantly annoying.



Geelong's K-ROCK and Bay FM are looking for a Promotions Guru.

6PR has a vacancy for an Assistant Producer for Drive.

ARN has a vacancy for an Experienced Account Manager- Direct Sales based in Sydney.

Southern Cross Austereo have a vacancy for a Breakfast Journalist at Sea FM & 2GO FM in Gosford. Details.

ARN has a vacancy for a Network Activations and Event Specialist based in Sydney

ARN has a vacancy for a Digital Content Producer on a six month contract based in Sydney.

SCA are looking for a Breakfast Producer for regional W.A.

i98FM has a vacancy for a Casual Journalist.

ARN has a vacancy for a Group Content Director for Canberra FM.

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Campaign Development Manager in Sydney.

Riverland Radio South Australia has a role for a Content Director

Authentic Entertainment has a vacancy for a Talent Acquisition and Partnerships Manager.

Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager in Melbourne.

Crocmedia has a senior role available as NSW Commercial Manager, based in Sydney.



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