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Paul Gallen leaves radio host with suspected broken rib

Monday 11 November, 2019
This morning on Nova 96.9 Fitzy & Wippa their unsuspecting newsreader and Saturday Breakfast host, Matt De Groot was thrown in the ring for a surprise fight with Paul Gallen, leaving him with a suspected broken rib.  
 
Matt is a doppelganger for Sydney Swans legend Barry Hall, who takes on Gallen in the ring on November 15 and Gallen has been looking for sparring partners with a similar build to Barry Hall, and De Groot fits the bill.
 

Fitzy & Wippa stitch up radio rivals Jonsey & Amanda.

Monday 04 November, 2019
At a recent charity auction for ‘Save Our Sons’, Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa saw a ‘Jonsey & Amanda Meet and Greet’ WSFM station tour up for auction and convinced producer Lucy’s husband to secretly purchase it for them.
 
They were toying with using prosthetics but as Fitzy’s allergic to latex and 6”6 tall they decided to instead recruit Jett, 12, to go in under the guise of a ‘school project’ with a list of questions from the class.
 

Nova's new campaign for Sydney

Friday 25 October, 2019

NOVA Entertainment will seek to reinforce Nova 96.9’s position as the leading music network and showcase the station’s high performing on-air line up in Sydney, with a multi-platform marketing campaign launching from Sunday 27 October.
 
The high impact campaign will focus on Nova’s passion to provide the freshest hits, highlight the power of live entertainment and showcase the station’s strong and consistent on-air line up in Sydney.
 

Nova 96.9's Sarah McGilvray & fiancé James Couche tie the knot at a surprise wedding

Monday 14 October, 2019

On Saturday Fitzy & Wippa co-host Sarah McGilvray & partner James (called “Garry” on air) were joined by their closest friends and family for what they thought was their Engagement party.
 
Unbeknownst to guests, the event was actually a secret wedding, highlighted when James younger brother, Johnathon, announced to a shocked crowd, “I’m going to let the cat out of the bag, a wedding happened today…
 

Normani finds Motivation and moves to No.12

Thursday 05 September, 2019

Chart Highlights    5 September 2019

  • Heating Up: Normani’s ‘Motivation’ up 222 spins to No.12​
  • High Point: Marshmello & Kane Brown reach No.8 with ‘One Thing Right’​
  • New Entry: Post Malone debuts ‘Circles’ at No.36 with 237 spins

 

Sam Smith is not sleeping at all and moves to 17: AirCheck Survey

Friday 02 August, 2019

Chart Highlights    2 August 2019

  • Biggest Mover: Sam Smith up 256 spins to No.17 with ‘How Do You Sleep’​
  • New No.1: Guy Sebastian reaches No.1 with ‘Choir’ receiving 873 spins​
  • Local Music: Tones & I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ hits new peak at No.12

 

Nova and KIIS share over 25% of their playlists in Sydney

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

AirCheck Australia has been comparing the music played on Sydney radio over the last four weeks and the greatest crossover was shared between Nova 969 and KIIS1065, with over a quarter of all tracks heard on both stations.
 
2DayFM wasn't far behind sharing 24.6% of its playlist with Nova.

Fitzy v Hadley Hunk-Off

Thursday 20 June, 2019
They are describing it as a Hunk-Off, when 2GB's Ray Hadley was invited into the studios of Nova 96.9 this morning to present his case for Australia’s Hottest Radio Hunk with Fitzy & Wippa.
 
In discussing other nominees, Ray described Dave Hughes as looking like “…an unmade bed, and a head like a Mongolian trotting duck”.
 

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