Paul Jackson talks Nova, smoothfm and signing Ben & Liam [podcast]

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Four out of five ain’t bad.

Nova Entertainment’s chief programming and marketing officer, Paul Jackson, spoke with TMN after Survey 7 results were released on Tuesday (November 12).

The network – which includes the Nova and smooth streams – claimed the #1 FM station in every market, except Melbourne, in the latest radio ratings.

Nova even toppled Mix 102.3 in Adelaide, where outgoing triple j Breakfast duo Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton will call home in 2020.

Ben & Liam increased their breakfast share in Sydney to become one of triple j’s most successful breakfast lineups.

Harvey and Stapleton finished on 5.5% of People 10+ this week, up 1.3% on Survey 6. They started their hosting run in 2016 with 5.3% in Sydney.

Jackson says Melbourne will be his top priority between now and year’s end, with music a major focus in the always-on battle for market share.

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17 Nov 2019 - 3:16 pm

That’s an awesome chat, only 9 minutes but stacks of info.

Paul give some wonderful insight, it’s just great to know their rationale behind the decision making processes in an industry where everyone has their own passionate ideas of how things should be.

I love the idea of you being to chat with the content directors, be great if you could touch base with them all after every survey for their journey’s.


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