SCA Music Hub launch sees multiple staffing changes across Hit and Triple M

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Southern Cross Austereo has launched the SCA Music Hub, a new initiative within the business which is set to consolidate its music specialists across the company.

The announcement initially saw Irene Hulme promoted to the role of head of music for Hit Network & Triple M, and now Radio Today can reveal a number of other movements within SCA.

On the Triple M side of things, Triple M head of music Rex Morris leaves his current role of two years and will now focus on Triple M Brisbane.

Jacqui Kassulke takes on the role of music director for Triple M Sydney and Melbourne, while Vinnie Shannon is now in charge of music for Triple M Adelaide and Mix 94.5 Perth.

In addition, Ben Wood has been moved to the operations manager role of Triple M Melbourne.

Within the Hit Network, Kiri Martin has moved to become MD of 2DayFM and Hit107 Adelaide.

Hit Brisbane MD Jack Ball will also now look after Hit Perth, and Troy Nelson has become national music assistant.

Lindsay Harapa will also take on a new role, leaving 2DayFM to become content director for Hit Digital radio.

Adam Williscroft is now the content director for Triple M digital radio.

The reshuffle sees Toni TenagliaMichael McPhee and Aiden Grant depart the business.

“With the advancements of technology and to align with the strategy of folding in SCA’s digital radio stations with the parent HIT and TRIPLE M brands,  we have moved to structure our teams to support this,” said Triple M and Hit Network heads of content Mike Fitzpatrick and Gemma Fordham in a joint statement.

“As a result, we’re glad to announce a new initiative;  the creation of the SCA Music Hub. What this means, is a more collaborative and streamlined approach to executing the music strategy for all of our stations.”

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Tom
5 Nov 2018 - 11:45 am

Someone should snatch up Aiden Grant quick. Good operator and terrible move by SCA!

Confused
5 Nov 2018 - 2:06 pm

So the MD of Adelaide is in Sydney? And the MD of Brisbane is in Perth? Haha good luck with that!

Damien
6 Nov 2018 - 12:24 am

I wonder if anyone at SCA took a step back from this plan and went “yep, good move”, because it looks terrible when laid out like this. And we all know all its doing is streamlining costs.

Grant
6 Nov 2018 - 11:00 am

Cheap SCA at it again.
You would hope that an MD of two radio stations gets paid 2x as much (yeah right, doubt they even got a pay bump).
Perth and Adelaide will continue to be the poor cousins with moves like this.

Poodle Pop
7 Nov 2018 - 9:08 pm

Cost cutting. First sign of getting the ship in shape to be sold/merge. Just the beginning of things to come.

Colin
5 Dec 2018 - 9:55 pm

Triple M music in Hobart is sounding brilliant
Who’s the Md .. absolutely got it right

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