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SCA appoints new Chief Content Officer: Dave Cameron

Monday 16 December, 2019

After an extensive local and global search search, Dave Cameron has been appointed Chief Content Officer for Southern Cross Austereo.
Cameron, who has worked with SCA for 25 years, is currently SCA Melbourne General Manager, and in his new role he will be responsible for overseeing and delivering strategic leadership and creative excellence for SCA’s key content initiatives across its 78 FM stations, 10 DAB+ radio stations, extended digital and associated on-demand content.

Annaliese van Riet is SCA's new Chief People & Culture Officer

Friday 13 December, 2019

Southern Cross Austereo have appointed Annaliese van Riet as Chief People & Culture Officer, effective from 20 January 2020.

Ryan Rathbone joins Grant Broadcasters

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Grant Broadcasters has appointed Ryan Rathbone as the new Regional Content Director for Queensland and The Northern Territory.

Ryan is returning home after 5 years in New Zealand working for Mediaworks as a Talent Coach and The National Content Director for The Edge Network.

This year he was also recognized by the industry winning Content Director Of The Year Award at the New Zealand Radio Awards.

Nova makes staff cuts as tough times begin to take a toll

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

More cuts to radio networks have come to light with Nova cutting around 15 staff as it faces tough economic conditions.
With SCA expected to release up to 90 staff there will soon be over 100 radio professionals looking for new positions.
A NOVA Entertainment spokesperson told radioinfo, “We are operating in a tough economic environment and media companies, like many others, have been impacted. 

SCA refinances debt facilities through to January 2023

Wednesday 11 December, 2019
Southern Cross Media Group Limited (ASX: SXL) has successfully negotiated the refinancing of its syndicated debt facility for a further three years.

SCA advised shareholders today that 
The new facilities will comprise a 3-year revolving $435m facility and a 1 year revolving $25 million facility and will be used to repay the existing drawn debt of $325m and provide financial flexibility to support the business going forward.

The message to business leaders is advertise or die

Monday 09 December, 2019

A record number of Australia’s media owners have united in a campaign to remind chief executives, chief financial officers and chief marketing officers of the importance of advertising to the long-term sustainability of their businesses.

Canberra FM Radio gets a new look

Thursday 05 December, 2019

Canberra FM Radio will rebrand Canberra’s MIX 106.3, integrating the look and feel of the station into Australian Radio Network’s national KIIS Network branding.
A joint venture between ARN and SCA, MIX 106.3’s adoption of the KIIS Network logo is part of the continued evolution of Canberra’s most popular radio station.

The purge at SCA has begun

Wednesday 04 December, 2019
The redundancies at SCA have begun, with respected MD and programmer Irene Hulme among the first to be shown the door.
Irene was part of a restructure at the Hit and Triple M networks in March this year, moving into the role  as Head of Music for the Hit Network and expanding her remit from metro only stations, to the 42 Hit and 4 Hit digital stations.

Silly season is here and the changes are coming thick and fast

Tuesday 03 December, 2019

Summer, the time for holidays, the festive season, family vacation and time to throw out your old unwanted radio line-up and try on something new.

SCA have begun to make wholesale changes with anywhere between 50 – 100 redundancies rumoured.

SCA hits more than one million listens for News on Demand

Monday 02 December, 2019

SCA has reached an important milestone, notching up more than one million listens to its digital News on Demand on smart speakers and apps, less than two years after launch.


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