ARN shake up Melbourne

Staff Writer


ARN has shaken up the programming ranks at both KIIS 101.1 and Gold 104.3. They have moved to a single Melbourne CD, created Operations Manager positions and Content Assistants.

Sam Thompson has been appointed Melbourne Content Director for KIIS 101.1 and GOLD104.3. Sam was previously Content Director for GOLD104.3.


Reporting to Sam will be the newly created roles of KIIS 101.1 Operations Manager and GOLD104.3 Operations Manager.  Mathew Eggleston will take on the KIIS 101.1 Operations Manager gig .

He joins ARN from SCA where he worked at 2DayFM and was National Today Hit Network Music Director in Sydney.

Bryan Madigan has been appointed GOLD104.3 Operations Manager. Bryan joined the GOLD104.3 content team in January 2015 and has previously worked as Music Director at Gold Coast’s Sea FM.

The Operations Managers will oversee the day to day music and content operations of their respective brands. Content Assistant roles have also been created for both KIIS 101.1 and GOLD104.3 and these appointments will be announced in coming weeks.

 “Following the exciting appointment of Meshel Laurie to the KIIS 101.1 breakfast team with Matt Tilley in 2016, along with our longstanding breakfast team of Brig & Lehmo on GOLD104.3, this restructure is designed to give a far greater level of support to the teams on both stations to maximise success in the competitive Melbourne market,” said ARN’s National Content Director, Duncan Campbell,  

Derek Bargwanna remains Head of Content for KIIS 1065 Sydney and KIIS 101.1 Melbourne, based in Sydney.

With the restructure KIIS 101.1 Music Director Toni Tenaglia has exited and the role of Content Director for KIIS 101.1, held by Brendon Dangar, will not continue in 2016.

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