Hit107’s Ryan Tothill moves to 2DayFM as assistant content director

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Southern Cross Austereo has announced staffing changes in Sydney and Adelaide, with a new role for Ryan Tothill and an expanded position for Matthew O’Reilly.

Totill is leaving his position as content director at Hit107 to move to 2DayFM Sydney, assuming a role as assistant content director.

“Tots has done a terrific job as content director of Hit 107 for the last two years and I know he found the decision tough when he was offered the Sydney role,” Hit national head of content Gemma Fordham told staff.

“Tots is a seasoned radio pro and will be an excellent asset to the 2DayFM content team as we continue to forge 2DayFM forward.”

Meanwhile, the job of Triple M Adelaide content director O’Reilly expands to now include content direction at Hit107.

“Matty has proven himself to be an excellent leader and, with his team, has taken Triple M to its greatest success in 15 years,” Triple M head of content Mike Fitzpatrick said.

“We know he is the right person to take on the challenge of this new role and do an outstanding job across both.”

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Josh
29 Nov 2018 - 3:24 pm

So correct me if I’m wrong but Adelaide Hit no longer has a dedicated CD or a dedicated MD?

Both are now shared?

I’ve seen country stations with more staff! Good luck with that.

Spin
29 Nov 2018 - 4:41 pm

Decision tough? I wonder if the choice was to join the Centrelink line or move to a job you don’t want to do. Have to love radio and the spin!

Blake
29 Nov 2018 - 6:22 pm

This is so bad for the industry. Could this be the start of many CD job cuts by SCA?

Spade
29 Nov 2018 - 7:06 pm

Ohhh so Totts decided did he? Seems legit. Hit 107 lowest ratings in a long time, deserved a promotion to a less senior role at wait for it….. 2dayFM. Ice. Eskimo’s. Gemma.

Thommo
29 Nov 2018 - 11:56 pm

Well done to Matt o’Reilly. He’s a star with an impeccable background and will take hit107 to the next level. Shrewd move by SCA.

Robert
30 Nov 2018 - 2:34 am

Second time they have done this and the first time it famously lasted for a few months TOPS.

Why?? Let’s launch a BRAND NEW breakfast show in Adelaide & have a CD spread too thin to effectively grow them…………….solid plan

Mick
30 Nov 2018 - 8:12 am

Hit Adelaide and Nova dont have CD’s any more.

Jamie
2 Dec 2018 - 1:08 am

Underestimate Father O’Reilly at your own peril… he’s the Sachin Tendulkar of Programming.

@blake
3 Dec 2018 - 9:04 pm

KIIS Melbourne doesn’t have a dedicated CD either. In a market of over 4 million.
It could be true though that maybe their ratings are an indication of that lack of attention, despite a decent breakfast offering.
Noones screamed about job cuts at ARN however.

@blake
4 Dec 2018 - 10:33 am

KIIS Melbourne and Sydney only have ACD’s, no CD’s. Despite KIIS Syd being the top rating FM station. DB manages the two ACDs well. Runs smoothly.

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