Nic Kelly officially joins Hit101.3 in operations & announcer role

Former Editor & Content Director

The Central Coast’s Hit101.3 says it has found the “absolute right person” for its announcer/ operations role in the form of Nic Kelly.

Kelly has a history with the station, having worked there when it was Sea FM in announcing and operations roles between 2017 and 2019.

Most recently though, Kelly was filling in for Ash London across the Hit Network’s national Nights program.

James Speed, group content director for the Hit and Triple M Networks across the Central Coast, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour, said Kelly is already an icon to many and is one of the most talented announcers in the country.

“Nic is a Central Coast local, so his knowledge of the area is outstanding. His deep passion for music and absolute focus on the operations of radio will see Nic become a wonderful asset for us heading into a busy summer and beyond,” Speed said in a memo to staff.

“Nic approaches every day as an opportunity to genuinely connect to listeners, and truly lives and breathes the Hit brand.”

Kelly told Radio Today he feels deeply connected to the Central Coast community and can’t wait to get started.

“I was born in North Gosford Hospital, grew up in Terrigal, was baptised on the dancefloor of Sirens and it’s a proper full circle experience to come back home a decade into my career and talk to my people on Hit101.3 every day,” he said.

“After what the last year has thrown at everyone, spending more time in the place I call home has reminded me what really matters and I can’t wait to be creative with the brilliant people around me, put a smile on dials, love the place I live and gear up for the best summer of all time on the Cenny.”

In 2019, during his previous stunt with Sea FM, Kelly won a B&T 30 Under 30 Award, and last year he was named in the 30 Under 30 list for Radio Today’s sister site The Music Network.

Kelly starts his new role on Monday, which includes the 9am to 1pm on-air shift. He will continue to work at 2DayFM on weekends.

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Mustache Aficionado
26 Aug 2021 - 7:55 pm

One of the industry’s finest on air talents. Congratulations to you and your moustache.

26 Aug 2021 - 11:03 pm

Oh I am so thrilled to know Nic landed this gig. Perfect choice. BIG Congrats

27 Aug 2021 - 2:41 am

Wasn’t he already in this role anyway? And also doing this a few years ago?

Another case of putting a job ad up and wasting peoples time applying for it… it was never available to begin with!

Don’t get me wrong, Nic is great and I wish him well… but why bother advertising the job when it’s clear he was always going to be the right “candidate”?

Jimi Love
27 Aug 2021 - 9:23 am

Congratulations Nic Kelly on your new appointment,

We welcome you with open arms into our Gosford office!(Don’t forget your mask)

Jimi Love
27 Aug 2021 - 9:34 am

Hey Paul,

This Job had previously been held by Whitto for the last 3 years, Nic Kelly has been a casual with us for the past 18 months but did not hold this job.


27 Aug 2021 - 9:50 am

I could listen to you all day Nic, you super talented thing you! Congrats

Trin S
27 Aug 2021 - 2:30 pm

This man is a superstar!

27 Aug 2021 - 6:24 pm

Nic is an inspiration to many in the industry. A bloody superstar, who’s perfect for this role and the Central Coast!


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