Changes announced at Austereo

As foreshadowed here on radioinfo, Austereo has just announced a series of programming appointments, “designed to further strengthen the Triple M and Today networks”.

Grant Tothill, currently Sydney program director, takes on the newly created role of Triple M network program director. He will be responsible for programming the network in Sydney and Melbourne, “reflecting the network’s increasing national reach, and continuing to develop the network’s leading talent.”

Craig Bruce, currently Adelaide program director, will take on a similar role as Today network program director, with a particular focus on the rebuilding of Sydney’s 2Day FM.

He will be replaced in Adelaide by 2Day FM’s assistant program director Dave Cameron.

Current 2Day FM program director Dave Rymer will take over as Triple M Brisbane program director.

Austereo chief executive officer Michael Anderson has told radioinfo: “the appointments will deploy some of the networks’ most talented programmers in a more effective manner.

“This will streamline programming between Sydney and Melbourne and is part of our strategy to rebuild 2Day FM to mirror the success of Triple M.”

In the first of expected announcements about on air staff, Triple M Adelaide presenter, Kate Mac, and Music Director, Jaime Chaux, will move across to 2Day.

Earlier this week, Anderson hinted at the changes during Austereo’s annual results’ presentation, as reported on radioinfo.

At the time, he said: “…we have strategies to completely review the product [in Sydney]… we are pursuing a national strategy with local execution.”