Pacific Star Network this morning confirmed it had parted ways with Kevin Bartlett as Chief Executive, Craig Hutchison, confirmed that the former AFL great has resigned.
1116 SEN had previously reached a mutual agreement with Bartlett and on-air colleague John Rothfield back in May 2019, that their drive show would not return in 2020 with the drive show to run until the AFL Grand Final eve, allowing time for a fitting farewell for Bartlett, but that decision has now been fast-tracked after receiving Bartlett’s resignation.
Hutchison said Bartlett had been one of the most influential figures in SEN’s history, being part of the inaugural line up when the station launched 15 years ago. “KB has been an extraordinary part of the station’s history and was one of many who pushed through the early years to help drive SEN to the audience it has today.
“We respect his decision to call time early and thank him on behalf of all listeners for his energy and commitment to the station over the journey.
“We wish he and Denise every success in the future and thank them for their long and significant contribution.”
A new drive show will be announced soon.
There has been ongoing speculation about Bartlett’s future at the station with a number of reports speculating that his relationship with station management was deteriorating since Hutchison had taken over the reigns and moved him from mornings to the afternoon shift.