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Radio National's Peter Thompson, will step down next month after hosting breakfast for eight of the past 11 years.

8 November 2004

Margaret Throsby, presenter of the morning program on ABC Classic FM, has picked Jana Wendt, Mary Kostakidis - SBS journalist, The Panel's Rob Sitch and playwright David Williamson to each have a week in the chair while she's on leave. (thanks to SMH's The Guide Monday 8th November)

8 November 2004

Justin Drexall who is currently casual at Triple M Brisbane is moving to Bundaberg to head up the new breakfast show on hitz939 plus oversee operations & Music for both Hitz & 4BU, starting on November 15

6 November 2004

Radio veteran, Malcolm T Elliott, has resigned from 2UE. Elliott, 58, left on Friday. Despite undergoing quintuple bypass surgery earlier this year, he says he is not ready to hang up his headphones yet.

1 November 2004

Robert Wood , image Production Producer of Hot Tomato, leaves today for 97.3 and 4KQ as Commercial and Image Producer – a position which is 62 kilometres closer to home. Rob McCasker says "From day one Robbie has been a delight to work alongside. In that time, he has not only done everything asked of him, but has created a unique sound for The Tomato - a sound which will be hard to replace, but we’ll do our best. Watch this space. Congratulations, sincere thanks and nothing but the very best to Robbie in his new role. Robbie’s last day will be Friday 29 October, giving us plenty of time for an appropriate farewell."

29 October 2004

Informatel is pleased to announce that Michelle Zydower is leaving. We don’t really want her to go, but she’s been appointed to the Sports Journalism team at Sydney’s 2KY, continuing our tradition of giving young aspirants the opportunity to earn, train and move into mainstream media. April Centauri takes over the Sunday morning duties in the Informatel Newsroom immediately.

28 October 2004

Annwen Hughes, from ZooFM Dubbo's Brekky show, is leaving radio to pursue psychology back  home in Perth. ZooFM is excited to announce the arrival of Abby Dinham to her first full time radio gig. Abby is leaving Syndey to be part of the new Craig and Abby for Brekky.

26 October 2004

Ex 2PK Parkes Breakfast Announcer, Dion Clewett, has recently returned from a long break in Canada and the US. He is back at KOFM / NXFM Newcastle as a commercial producer / Announcer, and is also producing David & Tanya for Breakfast, for the next 2 weeks.

25 October 2004

Singer David Campbell will be on Nova 969 for four months from Monday as co-host with Lizzy Lovett on nights.

22 October 2004

Nova 100’s drive co-host, Andy Ross will finish next Friday to: backpack around the world. Carrie Bickmore will stay on and be joined by Nova’s night team of Michelle & Tim.

21 October 2004

2DU's night announcer Mark Newellis off to 2LT Lithgow to do breakfast. His replacement is Michael Shean, soon to graduate from Charles Sturt University's Batchelor of Arts (Communication) commercial radio course.

21 October 2004

Former 4BC PD Paul Dowsley has joined The Kyle and Jackie O Show as executive producer for the networked show which is heard on 2 Day FM Sydney, Fox FM Melbourne, B105 Brisbane, SAFM Adelaide and NXFM Newcastle.

21 October 2004

Channel Ten newsreader, Jessica Rowe, will be a guest co-host on Jonesy's Breakfast Bar on WSFM each Monday for four weeks. She joins other regulars, Amanda Keller (Wednesdays) and Tanya Bulmer (Fridays). Rowe starts her stint on Monday.

20 October 2004

Zara and Troy are leaving Perth's 92.9fm this week, after more than four years.

20 October 2004

Bernadette Young has replaced Verity James on 720 ABC Perth afternoons.

20 October 2004

Spencer Nicholls is working with ABC South East on Saturday Breakfast

18 October 2004

Ben Harrison from Nova 969 Sydney is the new Producer for Hot Tomato. Ben is currently working at Nova Sydney for the Merrick and Rosso Breakfast show

18 October 2004

Allan Cameron, former Program Director of MIX102.3 Adelaide is currently back in NSW on the Central Coast and can be heard doing casual shifts on 2GO and SEAFM. Also heard on the Central Coast - Andy Grace is doing casual shifts at Star 104.9 while developing a new business venture.

14 October 2004

Austereo has announced the appointment of Amelia Zaina as national client marketing manager. She has been with Austereo’s network sales team for four years and holds a Masters degree in marketing. She previously worked in marketing and training roles in the IT industry.

Austereo national marketing manager Jeremy Macvean says: “Amelia’s appointment shows our commitment to seeking more mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with our clients.”

14 October 2004

Former Communications Minister, Richard Alston, has been appointed Chairman of Broadcast Services Australia Ltd (BSA), replacing the retiring Brett Crowley from 23 November.

14 October 2004


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