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Media i Awards for radio were announced last night

Thursday 12 November, 2020

The 10th Anniversary of the Media i Awards were announced last night in a virtual first for the program due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The awards celebrated both individual and team media sales excellence, as voted by industry peers.
In a year that has been difficult for media and for media sales teams, this year’s Media I Awards over 4000 media staff took part in this years awards casting over 58,000 votes for over 165 teams and individual finalists.
Radio winners this year:

Casey Donovan hosts a new mindfulness podcast, The Space

Thursday 15 October, 2020

Nova Entertainment today launched The Space, a ‘mindfulness for the rest of us’ podcast hosted by Casey Donovan.

Luke Minto and Antonell Doyle get new roles at Nova

Monday 28 September, 2020

Nova Entertainment announced the appointment of two key roles within the commercial team, with Luke Minto promoted to Group Commercial Director and Antonell Doyle appointed as Perth Commercial Director.
Minto has held the position of Sydney Commercial Director for seven years and has worked in various senior commercial roles within Nova Entertainment since joining the business in 2004.

Jarrod Walsh's emotional farewell to Nova Entertainment

Wednesday 09 September, 2020
For the past few weeks, here on radioinfo, we've dwelt on the unprecedented job losses in the radio industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic - and the devastation it can cause to those affected.

This emotional video posted on social media from FIVEaa's Jarrod Walsh clearly demonstrates the anguish and raw emotion after losing the job you loved after 16 years of loyal service.

Rachel Corbett joins Nova Entertainment

Tuesday 08 September, 2020

Nova Entertainment has appointed Rachel Corbett as Head of Podcasts and Digital Content, a key role in NOVA’s strategic investment in digital audio.

Nova and Acast split after three years

Friday 04 September, 2020

Nova Entertainment and Acast today ended their partnership, with both companies set to pursue broader business ambitions.

Cathy O'Connor will leave Nova in the new year

Monday 31 August, 2020
Cathy O’Connor is leaving Nova and heading to oOH!media in the new year.
Cathy’s appointment follows the announcement from oOH!media founder and CEO Brendon Cook that he was stepping away from the role, though he will stay with the business until the end of 2021.

Cathy says, “Despite the challenges of 2020, the out-of-home sector is an exciting place to be in, with strong growth prospects and increasing prominence in a digital future.

Joel Creasey to join Nova’s national drive show with Kate and Tim

Friday 21 August, 2020

Comedian Joel Creasey will join Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell as Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel drive show from next month.

He has just been revealed on air in today's show as the replacement for Marty Sheargold.

Speaking to radioinfo earlier today, Joel told us he feels comfortable with Kate and Tim because they have been friends for some time.

Job losses at Nova's Goat

Thursday 20 August, 2020

Nova Entertainment's youth digital platform Goat is losing several staff as part of the company's redundancy process.

The mobile app, targeted to millennials, launched in 2018 and will continue to operate, but with restructured content and a different way of operating.

Nova staff face redundancies

Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Nova Entertainment expects advertising revenue to be tight for the next 18 months, so has reluctantly moved to initiate some redundancies.

Nova CEO Cathy O'Connor has told radioinfo that, like most other companies, Nova Entertainment has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis "with an estimated fall in revenue of over 25 per cent this year."

She says the media industry "has been particularly hard hit and we expect the downturn to continue for the next twelve to eighteen months."


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