Grant Broadcasters hires Rod Winner as GM for Sunshine Coast stations

Staff Writer

Rod Winner is the new general manager of Grant Broadcasters’ Sunshine Coast stations Hot 91.1 and Zinc 96.

Winner was the executive general manager of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) across Victoria and South Australia. He then picked up additional responsibilities in the southern NSW region in 2016 and became the southern regional general manager.

He had been with SCA for over a decade, but departed in September.

Grant Broadcasters noted the radio stalwart is looking forward to relocating to the Sunshine Coast.

Winner starts in February

“Rod has great professional integrity and strong family values making him well suited to the Grant Broadcasters’ culture,” Queensland and NT state manager Matt Chapman said. “The wealth of experience he brings to the Sunshine Coast is second-to-none, and we look forward to Rod starting in his new role on the 1st February, 2021.”

Winner said there was much to get excited about with the new opportunity.

“We are thrilled to be continuing our media journey with such a well respective and progressive company as Grant Broadcasters in one of the most amazing locations in Australia,” he said of relocating with his family. “We just love the way radio stations and their people bring not just you in, but your whole family to be part of the community. Now we’re just looking forward to meeting the team at Hot 91.1 and Zinc 96 and ingratiating ourselves into the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.”

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9 Dec 2020 - 12:20 pm

Rod is a absolute gun. SCA’s loss is Grants gain. Quite a few talented ex-SCA staff are now at Grants… I can see them really taking more share of the audience and advertising in the next few years.. Congrats Rod!

Mat Pavlich
9 Dec 2020 - 9:40 pm

Rod is a winner. One of the best in the business. Loved him as a mentor and boss for years.


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