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Justin Drexall has resigned from HitzFM Bundaberg to move back to the Sunshine Coast to spend more time with his parter (whom he proposed to over the Christmas break). He will pop up on Hot91 during January doing casual weekends

31 December 2004

Rick Knight will be commencing work as brekkie announcer on Star FM, Young in late January after 14 months in his first radio gig at 97.7 SNOW FM, Snowy Mountains. He completed the Swinburne Grad. Dip. in Commercial Radio in 2003.

28 December 2004

Innes Corporation's International Sales Manager David Sims has resigned after 4 years and finishes up this week. He writes: "I have been extremely fortunate to have been employed by one of the best broadcast companies Australia wide and I would like to thank them for all the opportunities and training that have been provided to me. I would also like to personally thank Mr John Innes (MD) who is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He has mentored me throughout these years and I have learnt more than I could have hoped for through his leadership."

24 December 2004

WSFM drive presenter and recent breakfast fill in, Paul Holmes, is moving to Melbourne to present Mix 101.1 breakfast, probably with summer stand in, Jane Marwick.

24 December 2004

Morning presenter, Ray Fewings, has resigned after ARN’s decision to lease 5DN's licence SEN from early next year. In all, six full time staff will lose their jobs, including two other broadcasters: Anne Wills and Jeff Sunderland.

23 December 2004

4MK FM Mackay will be looking for a new Breakfast jock after Christmas. The Bear (Rob Kidd) has resigned and leaves the station on the 24th of December. He is heading to Canberra with Loretta Johns who was reading news for 4MK FM and Hot FM.

21 December 2004

ABC European Correspondent, Fran Kelly, will present Radio National breakfast in 2005, replacing Peter Thompson.

20 December 2004

Stephen O'Doherty is taking over from Roger Climpson as Chairman of FM103.2.

20 December 2004

Classic FM's Kay McLennan has retired after 25 years with the ABC, most recently presenting choral music program, 'For The God Who Sings'.

20 December 2004

1233 ABC Newcastle morning presenter, Paul Bevan, will replace Clive Robertson on Classic FM breakfast.

20 December 2004

With Russell Powell shifting to drive on ABC NewsRadio, the new breakfast host is John Barron, who began last week.

20 December 2004

Mix 106.5 FM co-host, Sammy Power, has signed with leading sport, media and entertainment agency, the Fordham Group. It is understood Power is off contract, but is close to signing a new deal with the station.

19 December 2004

At Austereo in Melbourne, Dave Smith has
been moved to PD at Triple M. His replacement at FOX is Jamie Angel.

17 December 2004

Kerrie Poole from David Day's Australian Radio School in Adelaide will start as copywriter at 2DU / Zoo FM, Dubbo commencing in January

17 December 2004

Jane Doyle and Chris McDermott will join FIVEaa’s existing breakfast hosts Keith Conlon, Tony Pilkington
and Jon Blake from 17 January in a revamped breakfast lineup.

17 December 2004

Mick Molloy has signed on again to continue presenting 'Tough Love' on the Triple M network in 2005.

17 December 2004

General Manager, Giles Tanner, has been reappointed as a full time acting member of the Australian Broadcasting Authority until 30 June 2005.

Ross Stevenson has signed a 7 year contract (rumoured to be worth $10 million) to continue presenting the 3AW breakfast show.

16 December 2004


Mix 106.5 Summer Line Up

Breakfast: Dave Wright & Leah McLeod

Mornings: Paul Kennedy

Drive: Lee Bevington

Nights: Love Song Dedications Most Memorable Moments

101.7 WS FM Summer Line Up

Breakfast: Paul Holmes & Tanya Bulmer

Mornings: Ron E Sparks

Drive: Lars Peterson

Nights: Simon Carey

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16 December 2004

Former Young Talent Time host Johnny Young will move back to Perth to replace Tony Hartney on 6IX breakfast from mid January.

16 December 2004

Dave Kirwan, casual SEA FM Central Coast announcer is joining Channel 9's Today Show, presenting live crosses every morning from various beaches around Australia. Also, he will continue work with Foxtel's Weather Channel each afternoon, presenting beach and surf reports.

15 December 2004


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