Local morning shows axed as Greg Burns’ show extends to Nova Brisbane and Adelaide

In changes taking place across the Nova network, Sydney morning show presenter Greg Burns will now be heard across more states, and local news bulletins will decrease.

Burns, who is already heard in Melbourne will now also be heard on the Nova stations in Brisbane and Adelaide.

The show will not be ‘networked’ like Drive, where the same content is heard in all cities, instead it will be customised for each market, with Burns using the station’s wide area network playout system to record local breaks for each city, as he currently does for Melbourne.

With Burns now heard in Brisbane, local morning presenter Katie Mattin will move to afternoons replacing Tim Wong-See who is expected to leave the station.

Nova Adelaide morning presenter Cale Porter is likely to move to weekends.

Nova will also network more news bulletins across its stations next year, especially in the national drive shift with Kate, Tim and Marty. Customisation will be used again to localise bulletin content, especially sport. If there are big breaking local stories, the local newsrooms will revert back to local bulletins.

Nova’s news readers already pre-read a number of bulletins for local markets with different sport, weather and state stories, and this practice will continue.

Newsreader Gemma Varone in the Perth newsroom and Melbourne News Editor James Royce will leave the company.

Nova 91.9 Adelaide Program Director Dave Shearer has left the network.


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