Millar appointed at ARN

Australian Radio Network has appointed Jeremy Millar as Group Program Director, with responsibility for the programming across ARN’s network of 10 stations across Australia.

Millar will take up the position next month, when Alan Furst returns to the US following the expiration of his contract, which has been extended a number of times over the last year.

ARN CEO Bob Longwell said: “We are very excited about Jeremy’s appointment to ARN, but also indebted to Alan’s great contribution to the network. Alan has set the foundations of a totally new program direction for our Classic Hits and MIX streams nationally, providing a great base from which Jeremy will build.”

Millar has 22 years of broadcasting experience, working overseas in recent years as a consultant to a range of European and US satellite and terrestrial radio broadcasters. He told AMT: “I have known and admired ARN and its 50 per cent shareholder, Clear Channel, for many years and believe the network has set a very exciting national programming course, reaching the country’s most valuable demographic groups.”

ARN now delivers 3.3 million listeners across its two national networks of FM stations – MIX and Classic Hits – with both streams showing strong growth in their demographic targets – women 25-39 years and people 40-54 years respectively.