Nova’s programming team shake-up

NOVA Entertainment has announced a domino effect of changes in the programming team today. 

Brendan Taylor has been promoted to Programming Director and David McClung is stepping into the role of Group Program Operations and Commercial Integration Director.

Also announced was Sonder Novak-Booth’s new role at Nova. 

She will be taking the reins from McClung as Program Director for Nova 100 as a result of his new appointments.

On Taylor’s appointment, NOVA Entertainment CEO Peter Charlton said, “I’m thrilled to announce Brendan’s promotion to the new role of Group Programming Director of Nova.” 

“Brendan’s skill and breadth of experience are second-to-none and, having been in our business for over fifteen years, his full list of achievements is almost too long to list.”

“Brendan has been instrumental in creating broadcast output that millions of listeners enjoy and that brands want to be a part of, so this new role is recognition of Brendan’s hard work, dedication and talent.”

Taylor shared his delight at the new appointments of David and Sonder. 

“The announcements of David and Sonder are extremely exciting for out programming team,” Taylor said. 

“David McClung’s leadership experience and dedication to the business over the last 16 years made his promotion the most natural choice, and I’m sure will be well received by the industry at large.” 

“Sonder is a passionate advocate for broadcast and talent development, and paired with her in-depth show management experience, this made her a stand-out for the lead Programming role in Melbourne.” 

“Her appointment, along with David’s promotion, reflects the strength of Programming at Nova and the exciting future that awaits the wider network.”

Sonder has joined Nova after a long stint with SCA where her most recent role was Content Director of National Shows. 

News of Nova’s appointments follows former Nova 96.9 and Nova 919 Head of Programming Ben Latimer’s recent announcement of becoming the ABC’s Head of Audio Content.  

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24 Jul 2023 - 11:33 am

Congrats Pants !

Dan King
24 Jul 2023 - 1:03 pm

Go Brendo!

24 Jul 2023 - 1:57 pm

I hope they can pick up their ratings because a 6% share is an ordinary result for Sydney breakfast


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