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SCA Head of Radio Sales Sydney Carla Vella moves on

Friday 06 March, 2020

Carla Vella, SCA Head of Radio Sales Sydney, has resigned after four years in the role.
She and her young family are moving north where Carla has accepted a role as Queensland Sales Director for Shopper Media Group (SMG).
SCA National Head of Radio Sales Nikki Rooke praised Carla’s efforts and said she would be missed by colleagues and clients.
Recruitment is underway for a new Sydney Head of Radio Sales.

New breakfast team for Hit WA

Thursday 20 February, 2020

Allan Aldworth and Michelle Anderson have been named as the new state wide regional breakfast hosts of Hit Breakfast in Western Australia.
Alan comes from Bunbury, where he was hosting his own show, Allan for Breakfast while Michelle is relocating from Brisbane.
Tim Arnold, Head of Content for Hot WA says, “There was clear chemistry between Allan and Michelle when we heard their first demo. This is going to be incredibly fun radio for WA.”

Bunbury station sale expected soon, the future for 2Day More Music format: SCA's Grant Blackley

Thursday 20 February, 2020

Speaking to radioinfo this morning, after announcing SCA’s half year results Grant Blackley says negotiations are well under way for the sale of the Bunbury licence the company acquired from Redwave Media.

SCA revenue down, Redwave purchase increases debt: Half year results

Thursday 20 February, 2020

SCA has delivered its half year results for the second half of 2019, with group revenue down by 8.2%.

The fall reflects the guidance given in October about a tougher advertising market, which triggered some job losses at the time and dropped the share price from $1.15 to 88 cents.

SCA rebrands Redwave Media Western Australia stations

Wednesday 19 February, 2020

The eight Redwave Media Western Australia brands that SCA acquired last year have been rebranded to the Triple M and Hit brands.

SCA begins redundancies in tough trading conditions

Tuesday 03 December, 2019

Southern Cross Austereo is in the process of issuing redundancy notices to somewhere between 50 and 100 staff this week, as it faces tough trading conditions.

Some radio staff have already received notices, while management is still in negotiations with others.

Some functions, such as Content Directing and Music Directing in the Radio part of the business, are expected to be combined across stations and/or networks.

I like the music without the interruptions: Comments on SCA's breakfast experiment

Monday 02 December, 2019

Last week we brought you the news that SCA's Adelaide stations were trialing a new system which allowed the local breakfast hosts to be heard across all the network's DAB+ stations, as well as on the main FM station in the market.

SCA Adelaide's ground breaking playout experiment across FM and digital stations

Monday 25 November, 2019

SCA has begun an experiment in Adelaide that puts its live local breakfast show on each of its DAB+ stations in that city.

As of this morning, Hit 107 breakfast hosts Bec and Cosi are now being heard on all of Adelaide’s Hit Network DAB+ stations, using playout technology to sync the talk breaks with the different playlists of each station.

The Hit DAB+ stations previously carried automated music.

The first morning apparently went off without a hitch.

SCA selects Innovation Champions for The Lab

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has appointed 20 internal “innovation champions” to lead its The Lab project, calling on its people to act as ‘torchbearers’ for the new initiative.

SCA's focus on compelling content and audio assets: Chairman Peter Bush

Thursday 24 October, 2019

Southern Cross Media is seeking opportunities to grow its regional broadcasting footprint, but wants changes to legislation to allow its regional media businesses to compete against digital platforms. 
Southern Cross Austereo delivered "a credible result" in the 2019 financial year, as we reported in August.


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