Radio Today Changes for 2017

Staff Writer

It’s been a big few years for Radio Today since we launched on February 15, 2012.

Countless articles, thousands of comments from you, plenty of surveys, two long-term editors, two site redesigns, and a heap of support both from our readers and from the industry more broadly.

And now, on the verge of 2017, it’s time to reveal some significant changes to Radio Today.

There are two things to let you know of:

Jake Challenor

Firstly, in 2017, Radio Today will have new ownership. A number of Radio Today’s original shareholders will exit the business to a new owner – Jaden Social, who has acquired a majority stake in Radio Today.

Jaden Social CEO Jake Challenor, commented:

“I grew up in radio, quite literally. My career began as a jock on Wild FM in Sydney at age 16, before moving on to 100.9 ZZZ in Lismore, then SAFM (now hit107) in Adelaide, Hitz 939 in Bundy, and finally at 2SM, with the last ten years in music, media and marketing.

“I’ve been an avid reader of RT since day dot. And with the Jaden Social team, I look forward to building on what RT’s founders have established – a passionate community of radio and music industry professionals, who come to RT for the inside scoop on breaking news, and valuable insights and lessons from the A-players in this business.”

There will also be some Radio Today staffing changes:Blair Sullivan

We would like to say thanks to Blair Sullivan, who will be leaving Radio Today (his choice, not ours!) at the end of January.

Blair has taken RT to the next level, and his tirelessness and dedication have been excellent. He will focus on his core business, Create Consult Research, that has been growing from strength to strength with a number of research clients both in Australia and internationally (check it out!).

Furthermore, Jay Bradley – who has run the sales and admin of RT since launch – has decided that it’s a good time to move on (again, her choice!). Jay has kept the business, admin and jobs side of RT running smoothly, and for that we thank her. While Jay will leave RT in January, for job ads in the interim, still forward those to her.

Jay BradleyThere will be a new Editor and Sales/Admin structure outlined in January. In the interim, Jake will be Acting Managing Editor and can be contacted on [email protected]. If you’re interested in the Editor’s role, you can also reach out to Jake directly.

So it’s a time of change, but a very positive one, and we know you’ll be impressed with how Radio Today evolves through 2017.

Thanks again for all your support, we appreciate it.



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