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The April Fool’s Prank played on radio everywhere

Sunday 02 April, 2017
The joke was on radio’s weekday breakfast funsters this year as April Fool’s Day fell on a Saturday.

This meant that many of those determined to celebrate “the day” all shared a gag which was sure to fool their listeners when they least expected it: one day early.

But Nova’s 106.9 in Brisbane already has a weekly show called "Thank God It’s Thaiday" broadcast on Saturdays with Sam Thaiday, Kimberley Busteed and Katie Mattin. For those who don’t know, Sam Thaiday is a treasured son of the Brisbane Broncos NRL team. 

Breakfast host Ash Bradnam celebrates 18 months sobriety

Thursday 02 February, 2017
Nova 106.9 Breakfast announcer Susie O'Neill wanted to get a little deep with fellow announcer Ash Bradnam and spoke about his sobriety.

It's been a long road for Ash to get to where he is today. Last Friday, he hit a personal milestone - 18 months sober. 

Susie asked him about his journey this morning. Here's what Ash had to say:

Nova 106.9 takes clients crusin'

Thursday 20 October, 2016

Nova 106.9 took clients cruising this week as a reward for their business.

Nova's direct clients and staff boarded the P&O Pacific Aria in Brisbane this week for a four-day cruise to Hamilton Island. 

Nova "Cruise Captain" (and General Manager/Programming Director), Jay Walkerden said the station has always placed enormous effort into rewarding clients.  

"We remain firmly committed to nurturing our relationship with clients by creating reward experiences that are enjoyable for them," Jay said.

New role created at Nova 106.9

Wednesday 05 October, 2016

Michael Graham has joined Nova 106.9 as Brisbane Commercial Director.

This new role has been created to build on and further strengthen Nova 106.9’s commercial credentials in what has "arguably become the network’s most competitive market".

Michael will provide leadership, direction and management of all local sales teams and sales management.

Before moving to Sydney, Michael was the Sales Director of ARN Brisbane and in his most recent role was leading the ARN Sydney team.

Ash, Kip & Luttsy, banned by facebook

Tuesday 21 June, 2016
We were informed very late last night that "an ad" featuring Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip & Luttsy, has been banned by facebook.

Evidently the 10 second spot that shows the Brisbane Breakfast trio in the bath declaring their show to be “good clean fun” was not seen in the same light by facebook - which, according to the SCA PR people, was deemed unacceptable as it “featured excessive amounts of skin or suggestive content.”

Rolling out the Red Carpet for first day at work

Thursday 21 January, 2016
Remember your first day in a new job?

The awkward introductions...

The nervousness of remembering names...

Well Nova 106.9FM has a unique way of welcoming new staff members, which new Afternoons Announcer, Tim Wong-See recently discovered.

The Nova Brisbane team like to literally roll out the red carpet for their new recruits and make a song and dance about them joining the Nova family.

Nova's Ash Bradnam suprises co-hosts during American OB

Thursday 05 November, 2015
Nova 106.9 Brisbane breakfast announcer Ash Bradnam surprised listeners this morning when he revealed that he had renewed his wedding vows with his wife Jodes in New York's Central Park overnight.

the couple have been married for 14 and a half years.

His on-air partners Kip & Luttsy were equally surprised as they had no idea about the ceremony until they met up with Ash and Jodes in Central Park.

Nova's Ash, Kip and Luttsy take on New York marathon

Friday 30 October, 2015

Nova 106.9 has joined forces with Suncorp Insurance and Channel 9 Brisbane in a partnership that sees the Brisbane radio breakfast team fly to the USA today.
On Sunday 1 November 2015, Nova’s Ash, Kip & Luttsy and Nine News Brisbane news anchor, Andrew “Lofty” Lofthouse, will run the New York Marathon to raise awareness and much needed funds for Brisbane based charity, Youngcare.

Ash Bradnam back to NOVA

Wednesday 09 September, 2015

After suspending Ash Bradnam in May as a result of a drink driving charge, Nova 106.9 has today announced Bradnam will be returning to the station from next Monday 14 September.

In July Nova 106.9 posted a video from Bradnam where he says he is fit and healthy, and getting through it while thanking Nova and his listeners for their support.

NOVA Entertainment today released a statement saying:

“Just quick note to let you know that Ash Bradnam will return to Nova on Monday September 14th.

No long lunches or Dom Perignon on survey day

Tuesday 18 August, 2015

GFK Metro Radio Survey 5 is due out next Tuesday (Aug 25), and in the lead up to survey day we thought we'd check in with a few content directors to see what happens at their station when the results come through, whether the staff have any superstitiions and what sort of celebrations take place in or out of the office.


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