Nova GM Sam Thompson resigns, replaced by Helen Davies

Nova 100 and Classic Rock 91.5FM General Manager Sam Thompson has resigned, and will be replaced by former Austereo Sydney GM Helen Davies.

Paul Thompson’s daughter Sam carved out her own significant radio career over the past 20 years, first working at Austereo then joining DMG. She was promoted to the general manager position at DMG’s Melbourne stations about six years ago. She will continue to work at DMG for the forseeable future on other projects.


Helen Davies moved to Melbourne last year and has been Austereo’s Director of Entertainment Content Solutions since then. She  is “excited about the challenge ahead and about leading the great team of talented people at Nova 100 and Classic Rock 91.5FM.”


Announcing her resignation to staff at yesterday’s ratings meeting Sam Thompson said: “I’ve had eight wonderful years with the Company, six of them as the General Manager of dmg’s Melbourne Stations. In that time I have worked with some amazingly talented people and the entire experience has been an absolute privilege. Six years, however, is a long time in the one role. It’s now time to explore fresh challenges and for new opportunities.”


Kingsley Hall, dmg Radio Australia Chief Operating Officer said, “After eight years we respect Sam’s decision after a long time in a challenging role. In Sam’s time with us she has displayed all of those traits that we at dmg Radio Australia consider essential – passion, creativity and integrity. Fortunately Sam has agreed to stay on and work on some other projects.”

Davies will commence as Melbourne General Manager once her current employment obligations cease. Kingsley Hall will occupy the position in the interim.