Southern Cross Austereo



Knowfirst understands that a partnership will be announced today that will see Southern Cross Austereo take control of Nine Northern NSW.

It’s believed that staff will be notified this morning before the market is told by lunch.

Staff will move into SCA’s buildings although it’s believed Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour staff may both move to new premises. Lismore staff will remain where they’re based.

Some job losses are expected and some traffic staff are likely to be moved to Canberra.

Playout of Nine NNSW will move to Sydney.

There’s no indication as yet what will happen to 9 NNSW News, still branded NBN News, and whether jobs will be moved to Sydney. It’s understood that with Newcastle’s studios being sold off, and Southern Cross Austereo Newcastle’s green room too small to host news, that production may be moved to Sydney in the medium term. It’s not known whether local news will remain seven days a week or weekend news come from Sydney with Deborah Knight.

Stay with Knowfirst today as we bring you more information.


SCA’S Hubble creates even more opportunities for aspiring talent


Southern Cross Austereo’s talent development program Hubble this week launched a new rotating roster on Triple M Modern Digital that will provide an unprecedented number of aspiring personalities the opportunity to hone their craft.

The rotating show will air from 12-2pm weekdays on Triple M Modern Digital, and will initially feature 11 different personalities, including existing hosts Zach Miller and Josh Perring.

Joining them on the roster, among many others, is comedian Michelle Brasier, celebrity chef Tobie Puttock and online entertainers Tim McDonald and Sammy Garlepp.

Launched in February this year, Hubble is an industry-first in talent, designed to discover, document and develop the next generation of radio personalities.

“People love personality-driven radio, but to date, no one has invested the time, money and resources into developing the next generation, so we established Hubble”, said Chief Creative Officer Guy Dobson.

The Hubble initiative has already proven its merit, with its first rookies Luke and Lewis now on Melbourne’s 101.9 Fox on Sunday evenings.

“We have been absolutely blown away by the caliber of people we’ve discovered through Hubble and continue to welcome new submissions via