Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network and Triple M national content directors, Gemma Fordham and Mike Fitzpatrick, this week announced a major appointment that will have ramifications across their networks plus in Sydney and Adelaide in particular.
The first move sees Ryan Tothill on the move from Adelaide to Sydney. Just as Adelaide’s Hit 107 is about the launch a new breakfast show early in 2019, Tothill has been moved from his role as content director in that market to take on the role as assistant content director at 2Day FM in Sydney. Fordham told staff this week: “Tots has done a terrific job as content director of Hit 107 for the last two years and I know he found the decision tough when he was offered the Sydney role. Tots is a seasoned radio pro and will be an excellent asset to the 2DayFM content team as we continue to forge 2DayFM forward.”
Tothill’s role in Adelaide will now fall under Matthew O’Reilly who has been Triple M Adelaide content director. O’Reilly now takes on the expanded role as Adelaide content director, looking after both the Hit and Triple M brands in that market. After announcing the appointment, Fitzgerald said: “Matty has proven himself to be an excellent leader and, with his team, has taken Triple M to its greatest success in 15 years. We know he is the right person to take on the challenge of this new role and do an outstanding job across both.”