Gavin Miller to finish at GOLD 104.3 at the end of the year

Former Editor & Content Director

GOLD 104.3’s Drive host, Gavin Miller, won’t return to the station next year.

The station’s content director, Sue Carter, noted Miller’s cross-city achievements over the past 30 years.

“After 30 years on-air full time, enjoying success in major markets around the country including Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and most recently clocking up a decade on Drive in Melbourne at GOLD 104.3, Gavin’s let us know 2021 will be his last year with us,” she said.

Miller, meanwhile, said it felt like the right time to do things differently.

“I’m extremely grateful to ARN for being my radio home for the last decade, through four Breakfast shows, three content directors, and one Huggy,” he said.

“It’s been a tonne of fun, and an absolute honour to be a participant in GOLD 104.3’s success, but now feels like the right time for me to move on and do things differently.

“Since well before I started at ARN, I have imagined myself making a portable living, freeing me up to travel extensively whilst creating content I am passionate about. That’s what I’ll be doing from 2022 onwards, and I’m super excited about it.”

In a previous interview with Radio Today, Miller revealed where his passion for radio began.

“I was one of those nerdy kids, who used to record pretend radio shows on cassette. Thankfully, those tapes have long since disappeared, as I’m quite sure they’d give me serious ‘douche chills’ if I heard any of them now,” he said.

He officially started in radio in 1988 at 2BS in Bathurst, but has since worked everywhere from Cairns to Perth.

In the most recent radio ratings, GOLD was the #1 FM station in  both the Afternoon and Drive slots. Afternoons are measured from 12pm to 4pm, while Drive is 4pm to 7pm. Miller is on air from 3pm to 6pm.

In the Afternoon slot, GOLD had 13.7%, actually on par with overall leader, AM’s 3AW.

In Drive, it had 10.4%, making it #1 in FM, but behind 3AW’s 15.3% and the ABC’s 12.6%.

ARN did not reveal who would be taking over Miller’s on-air slot.

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Rob
20 Oct 2021 - 11:45 am

What a major loss to Gold 104.3. Will really miss This Week in Music.

All the best Gav for your future.

Wow
20 Oct 2021 - 12:11 pm

An amazing innings. Well done Gavin. You don’t see that very often these days!!!

Rod Acard
20 Oct 2021 - 12:28 pm

Been a fan for a long time. True stand out from the pack in talent but also the genuinely humble qualities that’s rare especially in this industry.

Will definitely be tuning in to whatever he’s involved with next. All the best Gavin.

Craig Huggins
20 Oct 2021 - 6:19 pm

What a fabulous sharp witted, talented announcer, team mate and friend. I’ll miss Kev a lot, but l reckon we’ll still hear him on ARN. Huggy.

JASON ANDREW TOPPIN
21 Oct 2021 - 7:44 am

GAVU MILLAR THE NEXT RADIO STATION YOU WILL BE PART IF WILL BE 1116AM SEN AS YESYDRDAY AFTERNOON I CALLED SEN SWIRCH ADVISING THEIR CEO AND MD CRAIG HUTCHISIN THAT YIU ARE QUITTING GOLD 104.3 IN DECMBER I ALSO ADVSED MR HUTCHISON THAT HE SIGBS YPU TO 1116 SEN AS CO-HOST OF MORNINGS AT 1116 SEN ALONGSIDE GERARD WHATELEY YOU CA ALSO BECME A SPORTSV CALLER CONSOSTING OF CRICKET, AFL AND PTHER SPORTS.

Phil
21 Oct 2021 - 5:08 pm

Well done Gavin!
I bet you’ll be great at whatever is next.

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