Kevin Bartlett parts ways with SEN Melbourne
Pacific Star Network, owners of SEN Melbourne, has announced it has parted ways with Drive host Kevin Bartlett.
PSN and Crocmedia boss Craig Hutchison confirmed that the station reached a mutual agreement earlier this year that Bartlett and co-host John Rothfield would not return to Drive in 2020.
Their final show was to be on the eve of the AFL Grand Final, but Bartlett decided to resign earlier.
“KB has been an extraordinary part of the station’s history and was one of many who pushed through the early years to help drive SEN to the audience it has today,” Hutchison said.
“We respect his decision to call time early and thank him on behalf of all listeners for his energy and commitment to the station over the journey.
“We wish he and Denise every success in the future and thank them for their long and significant contribution.”
Bartlett told Herald Sun that he left because he’s been concerned about the direction of the station.
“I really enjoyed the old SEN and it’s fair to say I haven’t enjoyed the new SEN,’’ Bartlett said.
“I’m going to do other things, I don’t know what I’m going to do, I’m just having a break.”
PSN said it will announce a new drive show shortly.