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Comings and Goings

Former Mix 101.1 Program Director, Dean Pickering, has revealed his plans after radio – he is joining Victoria Police! He started the (lengthy) entry process early this year and, with exams, medicals and physicals behind him, he is likely to be wearing blue later in the year.

5 July 2004

Chris Beckhouse is now the Assistant Music Director on 92.9 Perth and will be staying on arvos (12 - 4 pm).

5 July 2004

Annabelle Herd, former senior adviser to ex-Communications Minister, Richard Alston, joins Network Ten on Monday as Manager – Broadcast Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

29 June 2004

Symone ' Symmo' Wilson will not be returning to Darwin's HOT100 FM after her maternity leave. Her husband has been re-located to Melbourne beginning August 9.
After 2 years as brekky host and promotions manager she's a touch sad but hopeful that Melbourne will provide her with some adventure!

28 June 2004

From next weekend, 'Jazztrack on ABC Classic FM will be presented by Mal Stanley at 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This follows the retirement of Jim McLeod, after 48 years with the ABC - the Corporation's longest serving presenter.

27 June 2004

2EC’s Batemans Bay based morning man Ian Duff, has resigned to pursue a career in retailing. Duffy has been in Radio for 30 years, 21 of which have been spent at 2EC doing mornings and news reading. His departure made the front page of the local paper, where Ian said it was “time for a change”. 2EC management and staff were very sad to see Ian go and listeners have been calling all week expressing their sorrow. Ian’s replacement is Mark Vaile, formerly of the ABC in Bega.

25 June 2004

Chris Thomas is leaving Power FM Adelaide Hills to join The Heat 96.1FM Noosa takes over as Breakfast Announcer from Dave Daly who is leaving to persue other business interests.
Dean McLachlan (ex DMG Hub Townsville) becomes Commercial Producer,replacing Troy"Cheeksy" McInnes who moves to Newcastle to concentrate on promotions in the Hospitality industry (and setup his own production business).

19 June 2004

Some reshuffling at 8HA/SUN FM Alice Springs...8HA's prodigal daughter Christine Kingate returns to do 2-6pm afternoons. On SUN FM, it was inevitable... Jeremy Ryan (JR) has finally teamed with Neil 'Wilko' Wilcock for their new and ever-funny breakfast show 'The Morning After'.

16 June 2004

Kurt Fulepp returns to 2UE's Promotions and Marketing Department on Monday 21 June. He was previously with 2UE for five years, before doing a stint with MacSween Communications as an account manager.

15 June 2004

Peter Conrad will present this year's six Boyer lectures on Radio National. The expatriate writer and academic has taught English for 30 years at Oxford University and published many books.

14 June 2004

101.7 WSFM has lost helicopter traffic reporter, John Kesby. "Copter Kes" has decided to move to Queensland and has been replaced by Alf Paranihi.

14 June 2004

Veteran broadcaster, Jim McLeod, is retiring after 48 years with the ABC. He is the longest serving ABC presenter, most recently fronting Classic FM's 'Jazztrack'. McLeod's last show is on Sunday 27 June.

13 June 2004

Aussie Home Loans' boss, John Symond, is on the move, but not out of the home lending business. He's agreed to be 2Day FM's latest 'Fugitive', but might be a little harder to spot. Apart from being in disguise, Symond has lost 16 kilos in just six weeks, with the help of former Olympian, Jane Flemming.

11 June 2004

A movement of an emergency/unwanted kind ... 2GB boss, Louise Barrett, is recovering from surgery after collapsing at a boardroom meeting. She was operated on within hours for acute appendicitis.

11 June 2004

Former Shepparton resident and Melbourne Radio School student, Phil Norris, has landed his first radio gig at dmg's 4LM Mt Isa QLD, doing breakfast. Phil and wife Jane and family are moving "lock stock and barrel" north to pursue Phil's new passion.

11 June 2004

Former 2DayFM breakfast co-host, Peter Moon, is teaming up once more with Steve Vizard, pumping their comedy talents into a secret project, possibly a book.

10 June 2004

Adam Williscroft is the new Program Director at Brisbane's Nova 106. He's heading north after five years in various roles at 2Day FM.

10 June 2004

Austereo drive co-host, Jackie O, has taken over from Nova 969's Bianca Dye as the new presenter of Foxtel's 'Access All Areas' on Arena channel.

10 June 2004

Bulldogs' rugby league player, Jamaal Loleesi, has popped up on 2SM's Talkin' Sport, helping as a producer and doing interviews, as part of a radio traineeship initiative.

9 June 2004

Movement of a different kind...

River 94.9's Afternoon RJ/Creative Writer "DT" (A.K.A. Daniel Thomas) and fiancé Cressey have just taken delivery of another baby boy "Fletcher Daniel" who arrived at 3:11pm Tuesday June 8, 2004. He has very strong lungs, so we may have another radio announcer on our hands.

9 June 2004

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