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Comings and Goings

Neil Cranmer, the Programming/Training Officer of 2NBC has left after four years. In the words of Geoffrey Suranyi, the Manager, "they have appreciated his input into the station". Neil is currently looking at new opportunities.

31 August 2004

Australian Film Television and Radio School Director Malcolm Long, has announced the re-appointment of Steve Ahern to the upgraded position of AFTRS Head of Radio.

“The Senior Executive status for this position reflects the increased input the Radio Branch is now making within the School. Steve Ahern has made a significant contribution to AFTRS since he joined us in 1997, and I am pleased that he has agreed to continue to lead the Radio Branch into the future,” says Long.

31 August 2004

Toni Collett, former business manager and Commercial Radio Award winner in 1993 for Best Newcomer Off Air at Canberra FM has moved on from radio and will start in an Executive Assistant's role with the Australian Federal Police. She is looking forward to her new role, especially after studying law for three years, although she will miss the team.

31 August 2004

Grant Tothill will take on a newly created role of Triple M Network Program Director. Craig Bruce, currently Adelaide PD, will assume a similar role as Today Network PD, with a focus on rebuilding 2Day FM. He will be replaced in Adelaide by 2Day FM’s assistant PD, Dave Cameron. Current 2Day PD, Dave Rymer, will become Triple M Brisbane PD.

30 August 2004

Movement of a family kind: 2GB afternoon presenter, Chris Smith, is a father for a second time. Wife, Alison, has given birth to Morgan - a little brother for their 18 month old daughter, Ashley.

29 August 2004

Joel Helmes has left the 2LT Lithgow breakfast show to continue his radio career in Brisbane.

27 August 2004

A succesful six months for David Day's Australian Radio School students. Latest new talent in to the industry is Justin Owen who's off to 5CC Port Lincoln to join fellow Australian Radio School past student Cameron Marlowe.Others finding success in the past six months have been: Ryan Tothill to 2DAY FM, Jessica Sheridan to the new Nova Adelaide, Gabby McEwan and Scott Curtis to the Sunshine Coast, Brad Collins to Berri and Catherine Ellis to Parkes. David Day's Australian Radio School is based in Adelaide. David has had 35 years in Radio - twenty three of those with Austereo.

23 August 2004

Kerryn Atkinson has made a move from the training ground that is KO FM / NX FM in Newcastle, and gone to B105 in Brisbane as 9-12 morning announcer and Assistant Music Director.

23 August 2004

Justin Drexall former hot30 jock from FM104.7 Canberra
is now doing casual weekend shifts on Triple M Brisbane.

20 August 2004

Sun FM's Jamie McDonald is travelling to Brisbane to be a producer for the 612ABC breakfast program, starting on Monday week.

18 August 2004

Breakfast co-hosts, Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson, will leave Triple J at the end of the year after five years together - no word on possible replacements.

18 August 2004

Adelaide's Nova 919, which hits the airwaves next month, has announced its breakfast crew - Jodie, Jules and Tony, which is what the program will be called. And, Big Brother's Ryan Fitzgerald will be a roving reporter.

17 August 2004

Gilbert Schultz has joined ScreenSound Australia's Audio department in Canberra.

Gil started at 7HO in the sixties and moved on to ABC radio & TV. Gil was
responsible for on-air technical production and syndication for John Laws
during the 70's and film post-production during the 80's.

16 August 2004

Movement of a motoring kind: Triple M in Sydney is again staging its popular Free Fuel Fridays. Starting at 1pm today, the first 105 cars to turn up to Ethanol Home Grown Fuel on Warringah Rd, Forestville can fill their cars for free.

13 August 2004

More new faces for 96.1FM The Heat in Noosa.

Dani McGlynn
leaves FM92.9 Tamworth to take up the role of Promotions/Co-Brekky.

AFTRS Graduate Sarah Howielands her first gig as Creative Director/Announcer, replacing Matt O'Reilly who leaves to join the Sea FM Brekky Crew in Maryborough.

Simon Birks
becomes Production Manager, previously Network Production Manager for Capital Radio Network in Canberra and more recently a stint at Life FM Adelaide

13 August 2004

Austereo has appointed Jeremy Macvean as its new National Marketing Manager, replacing Richard Howarth, who spent only three months in the job. Macvean comes from Young & Rubicam in Melbourne, where he was a senior account director.

12 August 2004

2CC/2CA newsreader Andrew Greene has resigned to join 2GB's Parliament House bureau. Kylie Johnson has replaced him.

11 August 2004

Fresh FM broadcaster Gemma Clark has signed up as Nova Adelaide's second on-air presenter. More announcements are expected soon.

11 August 2004

Amanda Lumsden (ex-NEW FM Newcastle and POWER FM Muswellbrook) has joined NOVA 969 in Sydney as Promotions Coordinator. Amanda replaces Maz Compton who has secured a gig as a video jock at MTV on Total Request Live.

11 August 2004

The new station management team at Groove FM Perth are Alicia Mule (Manager) and James Royce (Assistant Station Manager). Alicia was previously the station's Music Director and James was News Director/Drive Announcer. They replace Raf Niesten and Joseph Carreno.

10 August 2004

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