Rod Brice announces retirement 

Great Southern Land Media (GSLM) Group Content Director Rod Brice has announced his retirement, resigning from his current role to offer more time to his family while working with select clients. 

Rod’s 51-year career includes 30 years as a Programme Director and 25 years as an announcer, beginning at 7BU Burnie in April 1972. 

From the late ’90s, Rod served as the Group Programme Director of RG Capital Radio which was owned by the late Reg Grundy and Joy Chambers-Grundy.

Later in his career, Rod became Group Content Director for Southern Cross Media before its merger with Austereo 12 years ago, forming Southern Cross Austereo.

Rod also served on the CRA Board for two years and 13 on the CRA Research Committee.

GSL Media CEO Simon Rub said, “Rod’s 51-year career in radio has only resulted in one thing and that is ensuring the radio industry right across this country is in a far better position now than when he began so long ago.”

“For us here on the Sunshine Coast, we have been truly blessed to have had Rod steering the ship in programming for the last 8 years. 

“It’s been his tireless efforts that ensures he leaves us with 92.7 MIX FM and 91.9 SEA FM in incredibly strong positions and for that I thank him.”

In the 2021 and 2022 Australian Commercial Radio Awards, Rod was awarded Best Program Director (Provincial) for his work on the Sunshine Coast.

“I will forever appreciate the opportunity to work alongside the exceptional Sunshine Coast team, both on-air and behind the scenes, during the last 8 years,” said Rod. 

“Your collective brilliance has consistently made me look good and, for that, I am deeply thankful. 

“Former CEO John Williams brought me into this role, and it was a privilege to learn so much from him over the years as well as working daily with my fantastic right-hand teammate, Group Marketing Director, Brooke Papamanolis

“To every member of the team, the impressive results achieved by both stations this year are a testament to your dedication. I’ve cherished the experience of managing two comprehensive local stations with live, local talent and collaborating with incredible teams in Breakfast and Drive, along with two talented Music Directors who generate local music logs tailored to our local market’s needs.”

As mentioned, Rod will not be leaving the industry completely.

“The plan is to keep working for some special clients I have had over the years to help as much as I can in growing their businesses, so watch this space, but it is time to give more time back to my wife Glenda and family, the decade ahead is an important one to embrace with a plan”.

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Bee Dye
26 Sep 2023 - 3:08 pm

ROD NOOOO! Truly a sad day and huge loss for this industry. Rod is one of the very few who can honestly be said as one of “the great leaders”!!! a gentleman not a radio cowboy -a true talent nurturer.. kind , understanding, compassionate and truly professional !! my time working with him was a joy and he was the first one to believe in me and gave me my first job in Radio?!! 30 years ago!! . I will always be grateful. I hope I get to work with him again in some capacity because he made me feel like I actually had something to offer this industry at a very young age… Thanku for ur incredible SERVICE to this crazy radio world Rod ! I adore you!!! Let’s have coffee!! xxx

26 Sep 2023 - 5:21 pm

What a remarkable career. There are many people who sing the praises of Rod, I being one of them. The kind words, guidance, jobs, dinners… and who can forgot how sharply dressed he often is – with a great belt buckle to boot.

Feel very blessed to have worked with Rod along his 51 years in the industry.

Shaun Stapleton
27 Sep 2023 - 8:37 am

Hi Rod,

All the best on your retirement, they will miss you on the Sunny Coast.



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