Jay Walkerden confirmed as GM for Brisbane

Staff Writer

NOVA Entertainment has announced the appointment of Jay Walkerden as General Manager of Nova 106.9 in Brisbane.

Louise Higgins, NOVA Entertainment Chief Operating Officer said, “Jay has proven to be an outstanding interim GM for Brisbane during 2014 and I am delighted to officially confirm his appointment to the role. His strong programming leadership over the past six months has seen the station deliver a number one result in survey 8 and secure solid results across the business. The station has had a successful history, due largely to its unwavering focus on delivering great content and integrated client solutions, and under Jay’s management Nova 106.9 is in great hands to continue to build on this heritage.”


Jay has been in the business for over 20 years with both programming and management experience within Australia and internationally. He clocked up 14 years with SCA including APD for Fox FM and 2day FM and PD for Perth’s 92.9. In 2007 he headed o/s to be Global Media’s Group Programme Controller for the South East region and in 2010 he returned to Australia as Group Programming Director for MCM Media.

Jay joined NOVA Entertainment in July 2011 as Nova 106.9 Program Director and in July 2014 took on the additional responsibility of acting General Manager.

Jay Walkerden said, “I’m excited to lead such a passionate team at NOVA Entertainment in Brisbane. I’m committed to growing a culture that nurtures and inspires creativity and provides the best for our clients, listeners and staff.”

Jay will continue to also be the PD of the station as a dual role with the GM gig.

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