New KIIS Network role for Derek Bargwanna


Derek Bargwanna is looking forward to expanding his role within the KIIS Network.

ARN has announced that ‘DB’ has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of KIIS Network, effective from July 1.

Currently Head of Content for KIIS Sydney and Melbourne, the new role will see DB expand his remit across the KIIS Network to include KIIS 97.3 in Brisbane and Mix 102.3 in Adelaide.

Reporting in to ARN’s Chief Content Officer Duncan Campbell, DB will execute the content strategy for each station and have responsibility for the ratings performance across the KIIS network. The restructure will see the Content Directors from each of these stations report to DB.

Campbell says “DB’s track record speaks for itself. He is without doubt one of the best Content Directors in the country, and KIIS 1065 is one of the best contemporary hit radio stations in the world.”

“This newly created role is part of ARN’s continued focus on making sure we have the right people and processes in place to ensure the ongoing success of the network nationally.”

Bargwanna says “ARN’s Metro Radio Network is such a powerhouse, thanks to the on-air and off-air teams around the country, and I look forward to taking on greater responsibility across the KIIS Network to continue to build on the success we’re currently enjoying.”

Since joining ARN in 2014, DB has been integral to the success of KIIS, helping KIIS 1065 become the #1 FM Station in Sydney, while Kyle & Jackie O recently celebrated their 27th consecutive survey as the #1FM Breakfast show.

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Coca Cola man
23 Jun 2022 - 12:38 pm

have fun with Adelaide DB.

23 Jun 2022 - 1:11 pm

Interesting it doesn’t include 96FM Perth. Possibly rebranding as part of the Gold network?

DB fan
23 Jun 2022 - 2:45 pm

So good to see this guy get the gig!

Definitely speaks to the class of the industry that we reward the hard workers who have great reputations.

He certainly left a big mark on previous networks and its great that people can see him for who he truly is.

23 Jun 2022 - 6:22 pm

The silence in the comments section is deafening…

23 Jun 2022 - 8:00 pm

Congrats- well deserved. Looking forward to catching up for drinks at the Shangri-la

24 Jun 2022 - 10:15 pm

“#1 Station in Sydney” Since when did KIIS beat 2GB in a survey???

    25 Jun 2022 - 9:47 am

    True. It is the #1 FM station. We have amended the story.

25 Jun 2022 - 12:51 pm

Well done DB! Your ability to really force yourself into the industry is one that will never be forgotten. You have carried people to places they would never imagine. And made memories along the way.
Keep up the outstanding work ♥️♥️♥️


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