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Scott Mayman in the US is doing well after his big accident and thanks all those who sent warm wishes to him. He has started up a major seatbelt campaign (still not compulsory in the US).

25 February 2005

As forecast first by radioinfo, Emily Jade O’Keeffe has become DMG's newest recruit for its yet to be launch Nova 1069’s in Brisbane.
Formerly with Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast, she joins two recently signed staff: Jamie Row (1069's first on air presenter) and fellow Brisbanite, Kate Casey, who will be Nova’s Music Director.

24 February 2005

Former 2GB General Manager and Sales' chief, Louise Barrett, has landed a plum role with Kerry Packer's PBL as head of Group Business Development – Media.

24 February 2005

The Prime Minister is expected to announce four new appointments soon to the ABC board. On Monday, the terms of Judith Sloan and Ross McLean expire, while two other positions have been vacant since the resignations of Maurice Newman and John Gallagher.

24 February 2005

Musical chairs at DMG stations, with Sam Thompson moving in from 1 June as General Manager of Nova 100 in Melbourne. Sam will also manage DMG’s new FM station when it launches later this year.

On 1 July, Fiona Cameron will move out and relocate to Sydney as Acting GM at Nova 969 and DMG’s new FM station, covering for Mandi Wicks on maternity leave.

23 February 2005

Ian Campbell is moving to 2EC/Power FM - he is looking forward to it, as his wife has family down there. He'll be looking after local news down there so 94.9 Power FM is looking for a new Program Director.

22 February 2005

2Day FM breakfast co-host, Kyle Sandilands, has been confirmed as the replacement judge for Dicko (Ian Dickson) on 'Australian Idol', joining Marcia Hines and Mark Holden for the third series.

20 February 2005

Jennifer Menchin is back at 2BS/B-Rock (after lasting a whole month out of the industry) hosting a new afternoon talk show - "Talk of the Town" on 2BS. And in further news, she will tie the knot with B-Rock Program Director and Brekky Jock Justin Coombes Pearce on March 8, in the Blue Mountains. Congratulations to them both.

18 February 2005

After spending three years living in Sydney (where he worked as a stand-up comic and dabbled in radio), Brisbane boy Jamie Row has been employed to talk into a microphone on Nova 106.9.

Row is not the only appointment this week, with Brisbane girl Kate Casey also heading home as Nova 106.9’s Music Director.

16 February 2005

Ex-i1197 talkback host and 4BC assistant breakfast producer Bruno Bouchet is moving to producer of weekend mornings with Tony Johnson, Madonna King and Donna Lynch.

16 February 2005

Former 4MK FM Mackay breaky jock Rob 'Bear' Kidd has now landed the breaky gig at 5MU Murray Bridge. He's also pulling a morning shift on sister station Power FM. Partner Loretta Johns, news journo for 4MK FM / Hot FM Mackay is now at Win TV in Loxton as a reporter, just 'up the road'

16 February 2005

SAFM's Rod Maldon has replaced Andrew Very on B105's afternoon shift. Very is now full time Music Director.

16 February 2005

NXFM's Music Director and drive presenter, Daniel 'Danno' Cassin, is heading to Austereo sister station, SAFM in Adelaide, as MD. Afternoon host and Assistant MD, 'Nudge' (Ryan Rathbone), is also leaving to become MD at Foxtel’s Channel [V].

15 February 2005

Long time hosts of Triple J's 'This Sporting Life', Roy and HG, are returning to ABC tv to host a Saturday night entertainment show, 'The Memphis Trousers Half Hour', starting on 12 March.

14 February 2005

Movement of a printing kind: Triple J is spreading its wings, with plans confirmed for a quarterly magazine, Jmag. The first edition is due out in April.

13 February 2005

Non-movement: With the office lift out for four days, Mike Carlton has been up to no good. He put up a note on official letterhead saying: "Staff Fitness: Please note that, after much discussion, we have decided not to repair the 2UE lift. This will be a substantial cost saving and a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to the Southern Cross 'Can Do' employee fitness program." Apparently, all staff appreciated the prank, except for one producer.

11 February 2005

RATS in the ranks... (Radio And Tv Survivors) gather in Brisbane at the Pineapple Hotel, the Gabba, every 3 months or so. Ken Guy, (ex 3TR, 3CV, 3SH, 7EX, 3UZ, 3AW, 2KY, 4BH, ABC, LBC, TVO, 4BC) told us that he's been through more stations than the Southern aurora).

He suggested a category of "Old Farts" in the drop down list for the radioinfo registration - reckon there are more than a few of you out there!

11 February 2005

Jeremy Ryan (JR) is leaving 107.1 SA fm in Adelaide.
He came from Alice Springs the previous year to co-host the Triple M Freq show with Wilco on the previous Triple M format. He then went on to SAFM in a weekend on-air role, but is now heading off interstate.

11 February 2005

Movement of cashflow kind: ex-5DN morning presenter, Jeremy Cordeaux, has forked out plenty at the Cherie Blair fundraiser in Adelaide. Sitting with South Australian Premier, Mike Rann, Cordeaux has contributed at least $10 000 in several successful bids, including $3000 for a framed, autographed photo of seven US presidents.

10 February 2005

Sydney based news stringer and voice-over guy Tim Stackpool heads to Saudi Arabia on Friday to cover the Economic Forum in Jeddah. He's producing the live multi-camera coverage as well as packaging 5 and 10 minute end-of-day reports for CNBC. He's also recently landed the station ID voice job for Beat FM in Amman, Jordan.

9 February 2005

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