New role for Dallas Gurney & Steve Kyte joins NZME

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Dallas Gurney and Steve Kyte

NZME has announced Dallas Gurney has been appointed to a new Group level role, focussed on growing commercial branded content, content solutions, PR and communications services for clients.

Dallas has been at the helm of Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport for over five years, spearheading ZB’s ratings dominance as well as a rejuvenation of Radio Sport.

“When you take on ZB you are part of history and creating the future every day. I’m incredibly excited about this new role, leading a division that is all about growing clients businesses through great content. It’s creative, it’s all about relationships and it’s everything I’ve wanted my next step to be”, said Dallas.

With his move mid-August, NZME has also announced Steve Kyte as the new General Manager Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport.  Steve is Walkley Award winning journalist and media executive with more than 20 years expertise in radio, television, online production and management internationally. Kyte has helped launch and transform some of the world’s leading radio brands, including BBC Radio 5 Live, London’s LBC and ABC Radio in Australia.

He is currently a Director of Bite Media, a London based multi-platform production company and Steve Kyte Media, which offered consultancy services to media organisations around the world. Until the recent MRN shake-up he was also the CD at Fairfax Brisbane.

“I’m looking forward to working with NZME and the teams at Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport, two of the best talk radio brands in the business. It’s a real privilege to take on this exciting role and I’m certain that together we can continue to grow both brands and leverage the strength of NZME by putting great journalism, creativity and innovation at the heart of what we do”, said Steve.

Dean Buchanan, NZME Radio Managing Director says it is two great appointments: “We’re thrilled to have someone of Dallas’s quality in this new role; it’s an exciting next step for his career. Securing a talent of Steve’s calibre to lead Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport to new levels is a real coup for NZME. We’re better positioned than ever to be number one in news, sport and entertainment.”


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