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From rock star to radio newsroom

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

ARIA-winning musician, Julian Douglas from the Panics, has swapped keyboards and guitars for NewsBoss, and singing on stage for radio news broadcasts.

Penny Kaleta joins Nine as Director of Sales for radio

Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Nine has appointed Penny Kaleta to the role of Director of Sales – Radio overseeing sales for its newly acquired radio division.

Mark Noakes leaves Macquarie

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Mark Noakes position with Macquarie Media has been made redundant.

 Nine’s Managing Director – Radio, Tom Malone, made the announcement to staff telling them that the realignment of the Macquarie sales team to fit into the Nine sales structure necessitated the change.

Stephen Beers is shown the door at 3AW

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Macquarie Media has shown the door to their Melbourne based Operations Manager, Stephen Beers.
 
According to TV Blackbox, Beers is departing the station after his role was made redundant this morning.
 
He had been in charge of 3AW and Macquarie Sports Radio in Melbourne since 2015.
 

Radio's Walkley Award finalists have been announced

Friday 18 October, 2019

The finalists for the 2019 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism have been announced.

The years awards will be taken from over 1,300 entries that were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives.

Among the finalists are
RADIO/AUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

WA Media Awards finalists

Friday 06 September, 2019

The finalists have been announced in this year’s 2019 WA Media Awards with the winners to be announced at a gala dinner, November 2 at Aloft Perth.
 
The finalists include:
 
RADIO/AUDIO JOURNALISM:
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Howard Sattler is moving to palliative care

Monday 15 July, 2019

The West Australian is reporting (subscription required) that veteran WA talkback host, Howard Sattler, is moving into palliative care.

Perth radio legend Barry Martin facing health issues

Thursday 13 June, 2019
Perth radio icon Barry Martin will go into hospital next week for a cancer-related operation on his jaw.

"It is treatable... you've gotta be a glass half full fella," he told Steve and Baz when they called him for a health update this morning.

Explaining the problem he said:

"I have dentures and I was having pain in my bottom jaw gum and went to the dentist. He sent me to a surgeon who said 'If it's spread to your body you've got 9-12 months - if it hasn't we can operate...'

“This is vile, it has to stop,” 6PR’s Oliver Peterson

Saturday 23 February, 2019
Oliver Peterson, presenter of 6PR’s daily Drive show, Perth Live, has taken on a militant group of Vegan activists who have gone as far as targeting his six month old son on social media.

Peterson says, "A line has well and truly been crossed."

6PR's Basil Zempilas carries a copy of the radio ratings around with him

Thursday 31 January, 2019

“I get my energy off other people, by talking to others. I’m a people person…
 
‘When you connect with the right sort of people it brings out the best in you," 
Basil Zempilas told Gretel Killeen this week in her Handsom and Gretel podcast.
 
 
 
The 6PR breakfast co-host and tv personality had a wide ranging discussion with Killeen about work, family and feelings.
 

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