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Ben Latimer replaces Sarah McGilvray as Nova PD

Thursday 19 October, 2017

Ben Latimer has been appointed program director of Nova 96.9, as Sarah McGilvray takes maternity leave.

When she returns McGilvray has decided to accept an on-air position on Fitzy and Wippa’s breakfast show.

With over 15 years’ experience, Latimer has senior content management experience across multiple broadcast platforms. We have covered his career here on radioinfo during that time.

smooth took us by surprise: Duncan Campbell

Friday 06 October, 2017

There are only winners in surveys - at least after each station’s PR department sends out the highlights.

Not that anyone is telling porkies. Strict rules apply and any fudging of the actual figures will earn sharp rebuke from competitors in the industry.

Yet, in Survey 6 both Nova Entertainment and ARN could claim to be the #1 national network in Australia. 

Podcaster secures millions to expand global reach

Thursday 21 September, 2017

Nova Entertainment's alliance with the Stockholm based podcaster Acast is starting to reap dividends with the Swedish technology company securing $24 million in funding to expand its Australian and global operations.

James Blunt swoons Bachelor hopeful

Thursday 07 September, 2017

One contestant on Network Ten's The Bachelor Australia has been serenaded in the grandest style with a special performance by James Blunt.

Sign of the Times? Fitzy and Wippa talk to PM Turnbull about the prospect of war

Tuesday 05 September, 2017

Long the domain of fun, frivolity and the sometime banal, is FM radio now trying to emulate the efforts of its AM talk brethren?

That's the question on many listeners' lips after Nova FM's, Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, interviewed the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, on their breakfast show today.

smooth remains the number one FM station in Sydney despite drop

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

They were so tantalising close from knocking the rusted on 2GB from its position as Sydney’s overall number one radio station with just 0.01% separating the two but in today’s GfK Survey 4 results, smooth relinquished all gains to own a 9.1 share to 2GB’s 11.3.
It’s about the relativity I guess,” says Nova Entertainment’s Paul Jackson.

DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller have ‘Wild Thoughts’ at No.10

Thursday 29 June, 2017

This week in the AirCheck National Radio Airplay Chart, DJ Khaled’s latest collaboration has jumped up the chart landing at No.10 with 611 spins. The track received 393 more spins than the previous week, making the track this week’s biggest mover.

Wippa's single 'Born To Rap' is flying up the charts

Friday 16 June, 2017

After losing all of his 'Rap Up Of The Week' battles with Richard Wilkins, David Campbell,  MDG, Sarah, Fitzy and Boy George over a career spanning 3 years, it was with great sadness Wippa (the rap king) decided to hang up his extra-large boots on March 27 at 7.45am.

Now he returns, releasing a debut single 'Born to Rap' to win back his crown. 

It's already #27 on the Hip Hop / Rap Apple iTunes chart.

Nova uncovers twenty something trainwreck

Wednesday 07 June, 2017

Phoebe Parsons, Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck, has been named as NOVA Entertainment's  inaugural winner of Podquest, an initiative which was launched to discover and support new and emerging podcasters from around Australia.

NOVA Entertainment received hundreds of entries, from talented content creators all over the country, since launching the initiative on 7 April this year.

A second series of Podquest will commence shortly to kickstart the careers of more aspiring podcasters.


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