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Austereo Group Ltd has announced the appointment of Chris Chard as alternate director to John Kirby. Mr Chard is Managing Director of Roadshow Films and Roadshow Entertainment, and co-chairman of Warner Roadshow Entertainment. Austereo Chairman, Peter Harvie, says: "Chris Chard brings great strength to the board through his leadership position in the entertainment industry. He will make an excellent contribution to our group."

14 April 2004

Creative Writer and Hitman, Aaron Kirby is leaving Digisound to join 2UE, where he will "take care" of their copy briefs.

14 April 2004

Ron McCallum is the new Chairman of Sydney's 2RPH. This special station, which is celebrating its 21st birthday, provides a daily reading service for some 150 000 print handicapped people.

13 April 2004

Sydney's MIX 106.5 has appointed Eddie Hribar as its new Assistant Program Director, replacing Jon Vertigan, who's heading home to Victoria as PD and breakfast announcer at Coast FM Warrnambool. Dave Wright remains Programming Assistant and will focus more on the on-air side. Katie Lloyd has joined the Sammy and Jason breakfast show as Producer, after stints at Triple M and Channel Nine's Today show.

13 April 2004

Hill FM announcer Steve Baker was elected as a councillor for Broken Hill in the recent NSW local government elections, and Country Mix PD Ben Shields was also elected to Dubbo City Council.

12 April 2004

Warner Music chairman and CEO Shaun James has been re-elected chairman of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) board for 2004. Also elected to the board were George Ash (Managing Director, Universal Music), Libby Blakey (Business Affairs Director, Festival Mushroom Records), Denis Handlin (Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Entertainment), John O'Donnell (Managing Director, EMI Music) and Ed St John (Managing Director, BMG).

12 April 2004

SAFM has been a hub of activity lately, with several staff changes. Top rating drive announcer, Zoe Sheridan, is off to Foxtel to host a gig on the VH1 music channel, while John Bleby has headed west to 92.9 Perth, as APD/drive announcer. Vinnie Shannon has been officially appointed as SAFM's Music Director. Michelle Murphy re-joins the team as Assistant Music Director and a floater, after a ten year break! And, after Easter, Joe Bovalino starts on afternoons.

8 April 2004

FM100.3 and 2AD are sad to announce the resignation of their Operations
Manager of five years, Jacq Ellem. Jacq will be leaving to take up a
multi-media position in Japan.

7 April 2004

WIN group PD for i98 Wollongong and C91.3 Campbelltown, Phil Giblin has resigned to concentrate on a family business venture. Peter Scrine is now both GM and Sales Manager of that station while C91.3 remains without a GM.

7 April 2004

Following on from radioinfo's story about Dean Pickering resigning as Mix 101.1's Program Director, it seems there's been an outbreak of musical chairs in Melbourne. Gold FM Program Director, Dave Smith is jumping ship to FOX/Triple M. He'll replace Brian Ford, who's joining ESP, while Triple M's network PD, Grant Tothill has moved to Sydney.

6 April 2004

HO-FM Hobart's Mel Anderson is SEA-FM Sunshine Coast's new Music Director, replacing Ben Cullen, who's moving across to SEA-FM Gold Coast in the same role.

6 April 2004

Glen Badans has taken on the role of Creative Director for i98FM, replacing Mat Lygoe. Glen was previously the Creative Director at 2UE.

5 April 2004

Julianne 'Julz' Colwell (ex 2/4MMM) has been appointed to the position of News Director at Sea FM and Mix FM Sunshine Coast.

5 April 2004

Angie Nelson has relinquished her position as
Local Radio Manager, Tasmania and the position will be advertised shortly. In the meantime Cath Hurley will continue to act in the position.

2 April 2004

Danielle Perrett has been appointed to the position of Program/Music Director at Now FM, Moree. She replaces Ryan Khay who is heading to Darwin as MD/Drive Announcer on Mix 104.9.

2 April 2004

Angela Clark has been appointed CEO of Macquarie Media, taking over from George Buschman, who will relinquish his position to work with Virgin executives to establish new FM stations in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. As part of a major restructure, Louise Barrett, Macquarie Sales' Director, will also be Network General Manager. Merryn Vincent, Operations' Director, will resume this role after maternity leave. (See full story, as revealed first by radioinfo in 'Radio News')

2 April 2004

Jason Staveley will be Program Director for Nova's new Adelaide station. As launch day draws closer, Mel Van Deventer has been appointed Promotions and Marketing Director, and Deane Goodwill will be Nova's Agency Client Manager.

31 March 2004

Gerry Nyein has departed from Mix 104.9 in Darwin - he has moved to Perth. Ryan Khay is his replacement as the new Music Director/Drive Announcer. Leroy Brown departs Hot 100 on Friday, April 2nd to take on Breakfast at Star FM in Bendigo. His replacement is Simon Dawson from RG Capital on the Gold Coast

31 March 2004

Mark Hine has resigned from The Edge 96.1 FM after almost seven years with the Sydney station. He finishes up on Friday 23 April. Breakfast co-host, Jo Abi, is due to go on maternity leave in a few weeks, but will return in about three months. Lee Bevington will cover breakfast in the meantime.

29 March 2004

Dave Nicholson, Senior Announcer/Producer at Voice International and host of Planet 30, will leave the Sunshine Coast to take up the position of Program Director at ‘92nine – the Light’ in Toowoomba on April 19.

29 March 2004

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