HIT 106.9 adds brekky show hostBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Monday, 20th January 2020 at 9:01am
HIT 106.9 FM in Newcastle is adding a third co-host to the Nick and Jess breakfast show
The HIT Network announced that Nick “Ducko” Allen-Ducat is joining Jess Farchione and Nick Gill today, as the Nick, Jess and Ducko show (pictured).
Southern Cross Austereo NSW/ACT group content director Jase Allen said Allen-Ducat earned the post as test sessions with Farchione and Gill brought out chemistry among them.
Allen-Ducat moved to Newcastle after a successful announcing/producing stint with NOVA Entertainment in Sydney and Brisbane, plus finishing tapings for 9GO! kids show Smashdown.
“I’m so excited to be joining the Hit Newcastle family for 2020, Nick Gill and Jess Farchione are loads of fun and I can’t wait to see what we get up to together! Newcastle are in for one hell of a ride! Newy is an incredible city, I am pinching myself that I get to call it home and work on a breakfast show with such amazing people every day, even if there are two Nicks on the team,” said Allen-Ducat.
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Hit 96.9 to add breakfast hostBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Friday, 28th February 2020 at 2:33pm
Hit 96.9 FM in Goulburn Valley is appointing Natalie Herbstreit to join Josiah Shala on the breakfast circuit, effective 4 March.
Herbstreit had recently finished a breakfast stint with Dane McGuirk and Michael Whittington at Hit93.1 in Wagga Wagga.
Hit 96.9 had been seeking a new partner for Shala since Elly Chaney relocated to the Gold Coast to join 91.9 SEA FM.
“I am so excited to be back in Victoria after spending the last few years in New South Wales. I’ve always been a fan of Josiah and the passion he has for radio and I can’t wait to join him in the GV to see what content we can create together,” said Herbstreit.
"Herbie's appointment to the Hit96.9 Breakfast show is a great coup for the station. Josiah is an outstanding young breakfast talent and with the addition of Herbie's experience and passion, it will create an exciting local show for the Goulburn Valley region,” said Southern Cross Austereo Victoria/SA content director
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Holmes bows out for emergencyBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 27th February 2020 at 2:58pm
Lucy Holmes is excusing herself from working at 89.9 Light FM, for now.
She stated in a broadcast of the Lucy and Kel Show this week that she will undergo emergency surgery for endometriosis, the diagnosis of which she learned earlier this month.
Holmes claimed that the situation will put her out of action for quite some time, especially as she was hoping to have another child.
“I just want to keep everybody up to date because I really treasure this relationship on-air and I believe part of my job as an announcer is to be very authentic with you and let you know what is going on,” she said.
Stay in touch with Holmes on Twitter @lucyholmestweet.
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Five Star Kids and Holidays with Kids become oneBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 27th February 2020 at 1:30pm
Travel magazine Five Star Kids (pictured) has been merged with Holidays with Kids, reported Mumbrella.
Parent company Signature Media announced this week that the merge calls for Five Star Kids to be rebranded as The Luxe Edit, a section of Holidays with Kids focusing on luxury family travel content.
The June-September 2020 edition of Holidays with Kids will be the first issue to carry the new section, and the Holidays with Kids website will also have an associated The Luxe Edit subsection. Current Five Star Kids subscribers will be offered the option to continue with Holidays with Kids or another Signature Media title.
The move is part of Signature’s 2020 strategic plans.
“Luxury travel is no longer the domain of the well-heeled. Many families save and plan to have high-end travel experiences and this extra content will inspire our Holidays with Kids readers with ideas for that trip of a lifetime This combination will deliver a full range of holiday options
Adam lands Today Extra EP spotBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 26th February 2020 at 3:24pm
Nine has promoted Elizabeth Adam from supervising producer of Today Extra to executive producer.
She had been the show’s supervising producer since January 2016.
Catherine Williams succeeds Adam in the post. She had been the Today Show and Today Extra’s senior producer since January 2018.
Lux Nomade to publish print editionBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 26th February 2020 at 3:15pm
Online travel portal Lux Nomade is preparing to publish its first print issue in May 2020.
The new publication aims to feature the most exquisite luxury travel, beauty and personal wellness options, while continuing to cater to the female online reader base.
The Lux Nomade team has chosen a number of luxury hotels in Sydney and commercial establishments in affluent neighbourhoods to stock copies of the magazine for distribution.