Fray joins Private MediaBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 14th November 2019 at 2:06pm
Peter Fray has signed up with Private Media as its new editor-in-chief.
The new opportunity is a two-fold role for Fray. The editor-in-chief role will have him running oversight for news brands Crikey, Smart Company, and The Mandarin. He will also be the managing editor for Crikey and its INQ investigative journalism division.
Fray comes into Private with a sterling record to boot. Currently working at UTS as a journalism professor and co-director of the university’s Centre for Media Transition, Fray had previously been editor/EIC/publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald and later founded his own political news arm, PolitiFact Australia. He also took up editor posts at The Canberra Times and The Age.
“I have long admired the work of Crikey and celebrated the work of the Mandarin and Smart Company. The new INQ team brings a compelling dimension to Crikey’s subscriber offering, with its investigative work. I am very much looking forward to being part of its development,” said Fray of his appointment.Stay in touch with Fray on LinkedIn and on Twitter @PeterJamesFray.
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Gleeson to host new SKY News/WIN regional showBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 09th December 2019 at 4:23pm
Peter Gleeson has been tapped to host a new regional affairs show to air on SKY News and WIN.
Debuting at 7pm AEDT on 27 January 2020 from SKY News’ Brisbane studio, SKY News Across Australia with Peter Gleeson will showcase the latest developments from regional Australia and cover serious matters facing regional communities. SKY News reporters will also contribute more localised feature stories.
Gleeson will also have discussions with federal and state politicians on regional matters.
The new show is part of SKY News’ further investment in the SKY News on WIN tieup.
“Having grown up in regional Australia, I have an affinity and understanding of what makes these cities and towns tick. This will be a unique show that delves into not only the big issues that confront regional Australians but the news and views of everybody linked to these areas,” said Gleeson.
Muller bows out of WSFMBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 09th December 2019 at 4:13pm
Scott Muller is heading out of WSFM and the ARN organisation altogether.
An ARN representative said Muller moved on as his two-year contract as WSFM’s content director had lapsed. However, he is not among the 90 redundancies Southern Cross Austereo announced earlier this month.
When asked by Radio Today about future moves, Muller said he could not reveal anything until after the holidays.
“It’s been a career highlight, an honour, and hilarious fun to work with Jonesy & Amanda, EPs Laura Bouchet and Millie Michael, and the whole WSFM team to set new all-time ratings-records for WSFM,” he said.
Wil Anderson exits Hot BreakfastBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 06th December 2019 at 4:31pm
Wil Anderson is stepping down from hosting the Hot Breakfast at Triple M Melbourne.
He announced in today’s broadcast that it will also be his last time on the air, as he is concentrating on other ventures in 2020.
Anderson joined co-hosts Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy two years ago as replacement for Nick Molloy.
“It was an amazing challenge to fill the shoes of Mick Molloy, who is a great hero of mine. And one of the greatest comedic and radio talents in the country. I could not have felt more included here, from top to bottom. The management here in the building are just absolutely incredible to me,” said Anderson.
97.3FM removes breakfast hostsBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 06th December 2019 at 12:40pm
The breakfast show of 97.3FM Brisbane will be changing hosts in 2020.
ARN announced this week that host Mike van Acker and executive producer Liam Renton are stepping down from the station. Both have been at the station for two years.
As for Van Acker’s co-hosts, Bianca Dyer is being assigned to an unspecified new role at the station, and Bob Gallagher is staying as well.
Surfstitch and Stab introduces quarterly magBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 06th December 2019 at 12:36pm
Men’s lifestyle publication Stab has tied up with retailer Surfstitch to produce a new quarterly magazine called Post.
Scheduled for pilot release for the summer 2019/2020 holidays, Post offers fashion, surf, travel, culture, lifestyle, and apparel content. The publication also has a green blueprint, with Issue No1 (pictured) printed on recyclable paper with vegetable dye ink.
The release is also part of Surfstitch’s new The Common Thread Between Us campaign.
“We’ve had a long relationship with the SurfStitch team and understand the nuisances of the brand and audience. Together we have produced a unique blend of content that reflects the breadth and diversity of the customer base whilst retaining the authentic tone and ‘Saturday state of mind’ the SurfStitch community loves,” said Tom Bird of Stab.
InnovationAus refreshes and launches Asia armBy Elliott Richardson in Media News on Thursday, 05th December 2019 at 2:27pm
SEN SA opens Mt Gambier stationBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 05th December 2019 at 12:46pm
The Pacific Star Network’s South Australia sports channel, 1629 SEN SA, is making a push into the state’s southeast regions with a new station, 1629 SEN Mt Gambier.
The new station will carry regular SEN SA programming, starting with Kane Cornes and Andrew Hayes’ breakfast show. Dwayne Russell is in on the afternoons with Dwayne’s World and Michaelangelo Rucci and Kym Dillon take up drive with Kymbo & the Rooch.
“SEN SA’s expansion into Mt Gambier is a brilliant opportunity for us to double down on our own commitment to South Australia and better service our regional listeners with more of the sports content that they love,” said Pacific Star Network CEO Craig Hutchison.