Last day for Meagan Loader at the ABC


Meagan Loader is leaving her role as the Head of Music and Creative Development with the ABC.

Today is her last day there.

The news comes just a few days after the departure of Richard Kingsmill.

Loader was integral to Double J’s evolution as well as being involved in Rage, ABC Country and triple j.

Prior to her nearly 14 years with the national broadcaster, she helped launch Sydney community station FBi Radio.

 In an online post, Loader says “Genuinely, my heart is full and forever grateful for the opportunity.”

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15 Dec 2023 - 12:10 pm

Confused as to what Latimer has on his resume to justify making these kind of calls. Music industry legend Kingsmill out: “thanks for your service”? A strong female radio leader who is widely regarded as well loved also pushed after 14 years? I’m ashamed of my tax payer dollars right now – J’s has a role to play between community and commercial. It should be giving something different to listen to. Maybe I’ll eat my words in 8 months when the J’s goes number 1 everywhere – but commercial success shouldn’t be the aim! It’s about providing such important avenues for Australian music and on-air talent. Crazy that more questions aren’t being asked….

19 Dec 2023 - 10:42 am

Both stations have been underperforming for years now. You’re right @Max, it’s the taxpayer dollars being spent and those dollars should be serving an audience. Based on this years radio survey results I’d suggest these changes are not only necessary, but overdue. There’s work to be done and someone has to make hard calls and justify the spending. The best way to do that is to grow audiences, not serve themselves. Everyone needs to stop pretending JJJ is the station it once was, those days are gone.


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