Programming team reshuffle at Nova: Report


Nova Entertainment has reportedly shuffled its programming team around.

According to Variety Australia, Ben Latimer (previously head of programming for Nova in Melbourne and Perth) becomes head of programming for Nova 96.9 in Sydney, Nova 919 in Adelaide and national shows.

The Sydney role was previously held by Peter Clay, who retains his role as head of programming for Smooth.

Andy Ruzgar takes on the dual role of executive producer of Nova 919’s breakfast show Ben and Liam, as well as program manager for Nova Adelaide.

David McClung – former head of programming for Nova Perth – absorbs responsibility for programming of Nova 100 in Melbourne, while former Will and Woody panel op and producer Joel Gelding joins Nova Perth as program manager, reporting to McClung.

Brisbane’s group program operations director Brendan Taylor will continue to be responsible for Nova 106.9 programming.

At the beginning of the year, Nova Entertainment appointed Adam Johnson to the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer.

All of the new head of programming roles will report to Chief Programming and Music Content Officer Paul Jackson.

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Boys Boys Boys
30 Jun 2022 - 10:59 am

Again its so nice to see Nova having such a strong female presence..

Considering so many of Nova’s Ents stations are female skewed its so baffling why they wouldn’t put a female in a programming position. #boysclub

30 Jun 2022 - 1:12 pm

Such a shame there is no females leading any markets, there is some great talent underneath that could be recognised…..

30 Jun 2022 - 2:15 pm

How can the programming be seperate. Nova only does a local breakfast show in every market. Then they syndicate the rest.
Nova has no personality anymore. It’s just a juke box. It’s so predictable. You can predict when add breaks are coming. You can predict what song will be next cause there playlist is so small.

30 Jun 2022 - 2:33 pm

An old school boys club if ever I saw one.
Some markets don’t even have a Content
Director. What’s a Program Manager anyway ?

Boys Club
30 Jun 2022 - 3:53 pm

If you’re one of the few women left in content in Australia, what’s the point honestly? There’s no future for you if female.

Just let the boys have their silly little promotions and focus on a career doing something else. The pay is better and there’s fewer sexual harassment issues.

30 Jun 2022 - 5:44 pm

Not really the “shuffle” past and present employees were hoping for.

Industry Observer
30 Jun 2022 - 7:27 pm

Typical comment Boys Boys Boys… you don’t know how they gender identify… it’s comments like yours that continue to undermine non binary and trans people.

How someone chooses to identify is their business and it’s none of yours to comment on an appearance / gender.

1 Jul 2022 - 7:32 am

Where are the woman ? Don’t women know anything about content ? Sad to see in 2022.

1 Jul 2022 - 8:21 am

Nova isn’t interested in promoting or supporting women. This is further proof. Such a privileged white male culture.

1 Jul 2022 - 1:07 pm

Any females at all ? What a boys club.

1 Jul 2022 - 1:09 pm

You would think Nova would at least put one token women in a ‘ content ‘ position.
Just to look good.

1 Jul 2022 - 1:10 pm

What a career trajectory Will and Woody’s
panel op to content director. This guy must be very good.


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