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Veteran broadcaster, Jim McLeod, is retiring after 48 years with the ABC. He is the longest serving ABC presenter, most recently fronting Classic FM's 'Jazztrack'. McLeod's last show is on Sunday 27 June.

13 June 2004

Aussie Home Loans' boss, John Symond, is on the move, but not out of the home lending business. He's agreed to be 2Day FM's latest 'Fugitive', but might be a little harder to spot. Apart from being in disguise, Symond has lost 16 kilos in just six weeks, with the help of former Olympian, Jane Flemming.

11 June 2004

A movement of an emergency/unwanted kind ... 2GB boss, Louise Barrett, is recovering from surgery after collapsing at a boardroom meeting. She was operated on within hours for acute appendicitis.

11 June 2004

Former Shepparton resident and Melbourne Radio School student, Phil Norris, has landed his first radio gig at dmg's 4LM Mt Isa QLD, doing breakfast. Phil and wife Jane and family are moving "lock stock and barrel" north to pursue Phil's new passion.

11 June 2004

Former 2DayFM breakfast co-host, Peter Moon, is teaming up once more with Steve Vizard, pumping their comedy talents into a secret project, possibly a book.

10 June 2004

Adam Williscroft is the new Program Director at Brisbane's Nova 106. He's heading north after five years in various roles at 2Day FM.

10 June 2004

Austereo drive co-host, Jackie O, has taken over from Nova 969's Bianca Dye as the new presenter of Foxtel's 'Access All Areas' on Arena channel.

10 June 2004

Bulldogs' rugby league player, Jamaal Loleesi, has popped up on 2SM's Talkin' Sport, helping as a producer and doing interviews, as part of a radio traineeship initiative.

9 June 2004

Movement of a different kind...

River 94.9's Afternoon RJ/Creative Writer "DT" (A.K.A. Daniel Thomas) and fiancé Cressey have just taken delivery of another baby boy "Fletcher Daniel" who arrived at 3:11pm Tuesday June 8, 2004. He has very strong lungs, so we may have another radio announcer on our hands.

9 June 2004

2UE is waiting for movement, after asking Peter Costello to present a two to three hour program at some time in the future. The approach to the Treasurer follows the recent last minute fill in by retailer, Gerry Harvey, for John Laws.

9 June 2004

Moffatt Oxenbould will present a magazine style 'Sunday Night Opera' on ABC Classic FM at 7pm each Sunday. He is the former artistic director of Opera Australia.

7 June 2004

Stan Zemanek’s producer at 2UE Amanda Kerslake has resigned to take up a role as a producer on the Philip Clark Drive program at 2GB

7 June 2004

Retail giant, Gerry Harvey is on air for today only on 2UE mornings, covering for John Laws, who's gone on holidays a day early.

4 June 2004

Some happenings in Ballarat... Viv Hatzi, our copy writer, is now at Townsville writing for dmg. Her replacement is Alysia Rex from 102.1 The Edge in Wangaratta.

3 June 2004

Suki Mead has left Hot Tomato as Breakfast co-host – auditions are now open for her replacement (see ad)

3 June 2004

John Kesby has hung up his flying boots for the time being and left the Australian Traffic Network in Sydney. He is getting used to the strange phenomenon of getting up much later than 4 am and will be looking for work between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

3 June 2004

Another Melbourne Radio School student, Inga Norgrove has landed her first Radio job at 102.1 The Edge Wangaratta, she will be working in the copy department and on-air in the afternoons.

2 June 2004

Jane Singleton will stand in for Sally Loane next week on 702 ABC Sydney mornings. The one week stint will see Singleton return to the slot she hosted 20 years ago on the then 2BL.

31 May 2004

Triple M is letting Peter Berner out of his Cage (but only at night) to revisit his early roots. He'll be doing stand-up for a week at Sydney's Comedy Store from June1.

28 May 2004

Former Melbourne Radio School student, Vanessa Wilde has landed her first radio job - announcing at 102.5 Deniliquin.

28 May 2004

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