Scoop: ARN Melbourne CD Sam Thompson has departed the network

Staff Writer

GOLD 104.3 and KIIS 101.1 Content Director, Sam Thompson, has departed ARN – effective immediately.

In a statement emailed to Radio Today following her departure, the network’s Content Director, Duncan Campbell, said:

“I would like to personally acknowledge Sam’s passion and commitment over the past two and a half years with ARN, as well as her leadership and work ethic which never waned.

“Sam has decided to have a well-earned break and focus on a career change after spending her whole working life in radio. We wish her nothing but the best for the next stage of her career”.

Campbell also told Radio Today that it will make an announcement on a new appointment to the role of Melbourne Content Director shortly.

She joined ARN in April 2015, initially as Content Director for GOLD 104.3 and later expanded to include KIIS 101.1.

The news of Thompson’s exit comes as KIIS Melbourne is expected to unveil a new breakfast show for 2018 and announce new talent hires, including current Hit92.9 Perth brekkie hosts, Will & Woody.

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4 Oct 2017 - 2:13 pm

Must be more to this than meets the eye. Sam’s track record is very good. Gold has been one of the best stations in Melbourne since she got there. She obviously didn’t see eye to eye with someone at ARN. What a loss for them. She’ll end up at Nova watch this space.


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