Changes to KIIS Content team


ARN has announced several changes to the KIIS Content team, after a restructure focusing on growth and continued success across the country.

Tony Aldridge will make the move from Melbourne to Sydney, transitioning into the role of KIIS 1065 Content Director.

Tony is a much-loved member of the radio community, having over 25 years’ experience in creating innovative content and leading teams both in the UK and Australia, including at renowned brands such as Heart, Capital FM, Mix 102.3 and most recently KIIS 101.1.

Aldridge says, “I am so excited to be given this opportunity to head up Australia’s biggest and by far best radio station in KIIS 1065. What is even more exciting is to get the opportunity to work with the world’s best breakfast show – Kyle and Jackie O.”

This means that there is also a new opportunity within the KIIS Melbourne team, and as someone who is no stranger to the world of radio, Adrian Brine will step into his role as KIIS 101.1 Content Director.

Adrian is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Audata, and previously held a number of roles at Southern Cross Austereo.

Brine says “After two years away from radio, where the only ‘Secret Sounds’ I’ve heard are my baby crying at 3am, and the arguments with my wife over who’s turn it is to ‘Beat the Bomb’ in his nappy … we both decided it was time for me to head back to work.”

“This opportunity at KIIS Melbourne has come at the perfect time, and I’m excited to get back to doing what I do best – making great content with passionate, creative people.”

“In all seriousness, ARN is a powerhouse in audio right now so it’s great to be joining the company at such an exciting time of growth. It was always going to take something special to get me back to radio and this gig ticks all the boxes. An incredible brand, an opportunity to make real impact, and the chance to head back to a city I know and love.”

The changes follow the promotion of former Head of Content KIIS Sydney & Melbourne Derek ‘DB’ Bargwanna to the newly created role of Head of KIIS Network, which includes overseeing all the KIIS Content Teams across the country.

Both Tony and Adrian will lead their teams in Sydney and Melbourne respectively and will report to Derek Bargwanna. Both start their new positions from August 8.

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Amy C
28 Jul 2022 - 10:31 am

Amazing! So good to see AB heading back to a CD role in Melbourne! Best of luck.

28 Jul 2022 - 2:32 pm

Tony is a class operator and a fantastic leader with one of the best programming brains in the country – a real asset to the KIIS network. Well done Tony!


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