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Zempilas prepares 6PR exit

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Basil ZempilasBasil Zempilas is hanging up his breakfast headset at 6PR.

He told co-host Steve Mills that he will not renew his Nine Radio contract for 2021 because of challenges working for the network while balancing his sports presenter commitments to Seven. 

Mills and Zempilas have been on-air since 2017, and Nine Radio is already studying prospect replacements for Zempilas.

"I've had an unbelievable time at 6PR and have been very proud of our successes and my partnership with Steve Mills. I will miss being a part of 6PR Breakfast very much," said Zempilas.

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Shaun Prescott wears a few hats around Sydney’s Future Publishing offices, typically while holding a game controller (or keyboard and mouse). But don’t check if he’s on Twitter. Here’s his 5 Minutes.
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I'm an Australian editor for PC Gamer. I also write for APC, occasionally Techradar and Gamesradar, and work on the Official PlayStation magazine.
Anything else in your career you’ve been known for?
Just writing. 
What did you really want to be when you were growing up?
I mainly wanted to write. I also wanted to be a person living in the future.
Which story or stories are you most proud of?
I don't really feel proud. I feel satisfied sometimes. 
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Rieger to lead 4BC news

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Chris Rieger has signed up as 4BC’s new news director, reported Radiotoday.

His appointment came after two months of newsreading on Breakfast with Neil Breen.

Rieger’s experience in radio includes stints with, among others, 4KQ, KRock, and The River.

“I love being back in Brisbane and doing what I love again, but most importantly, I work with some really cool people, some who I’ve known for years from other radio stations and my last stint here at Magic882 (4BH),” said Rieger.

Stephenson returns to work

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Alison Stephenson has come back from maternity leave as arts and lifestyle editor for News Prestige Community titles The Wentworth Courier, Mosman Daily and North Shore Times.

The interim person on the post, Kelly Baker, is staying on as a contributor.

Follow Stephenson on Twitter @Ali_Stephenson.

Gilbert hosts new Friday night show

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Tim Gilbert has premiered a new Friday show over 2GB, 3AW and 4BC, called Your Weekend with Tim Gilbert.

Airing at 7PM to 8PM, the show is aimed at preparing Nine Radio audiences for fun things to do over the weekend, especially during the NRL/AFL off-season. 

Your Weekend is Gilbert’s first outing at Nine since leaving The Today Show early last year. His radio experience comes from years at 2GN and 2UE.

"I'm excited returning to my first love, radio, three decades after my first gig in Goulburn. In a very heavy news cycle, we'll be taking you down the bright side of the road for an hour each Friday night and exploring everything that’s good in the world. I can't wait to work with some of my great mates again and chat with the Nine Radio listeners," said Gilbert. 

Canales makes a splash in Canberra

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After more than 12 months under the Pedestrian umbrella writing for Gizmodo and Lifehacker, Sarah Basford Canales has swapped the hustle and bustle of Sydney for the relative quiet of Canberra.
Moving to the Canberra Times, Canales is now a politics and public sector reporter, something she says has always been an interest of hers.
Political reporting is something I've always been interested in doing. Back when I was an idealistic uni student, my plan was to become an investigative reporter in the political space. While my ambitions of travelling to Russia to uncover deep-seated corruption have waned considerably - I'm sure my mum's happy about it too - it's still something I'm passionate about,” she says.
Known for her tech coverage at Pedestrian, Canales says she is looking at how she can combine her experience in tech with her political coverage.
“I'm not fully abandoning that field (tech) though — I

Miraudo to run RTRFM

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Simon Miraudo is the GM-designate for WA radio station RTRFM, effective 16 November, reported Radioinfo.

He will take over from Chris Wheeldon, who had been interim GM after Karen Lee left earlier this year. 

Miraudo has been with the station for almost ten years, starting out as a volunteer then later co-hosted the Movie Squad review show.

Tune in to Miraudo on LinkedIn.

Towell runs economics beat

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Noel Towell has moved to become The Age’s new economics editor.

He previously handled the paper’s state politics desk.

Follow Towell on Twitter @NoelTowell.

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