To celebrate Nova 106.9’s partnership with the Seven Network as the official Brisbane FM commercial radio broadcaster of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Nova 106.9 team has arrived on the Gold Coast with a tour party of listeners.
Although the daily broadcasts don’t start until next month, Nova has arrived early at The Star to finalise broadcast locations across the fortnight.
On Thursday night, Ash, Kip, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill hosted an intimate dinner party with a small group of listeners at the newly refurbished The Star Gold Coast, which is the accommodation partner of the Commonwealth Games. The team then did a live breakfast OB from The Star on this morning.
Highlights on the show included a visit from one of the stars of Bachelor in Paradise and a memorable Smarter Than Suse segment where the former swimming champ was yet again the winner.
Many of the listeners promised to be on hand to watch the show live but, after a late night in the casino for many, no-one showed up until the show had been on-air for an hour. One listener arrived in the bar where the broadcast was under way wearing a bathrobe.
Nova’s unique radio sub-licence means that Nova 106.9 will be the only FM radio station that can broadcast any of the 2018 Commonwealth Games content locally.
In addition to the rights to broadcast the audio and commentary from Seven’s broadcast of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Nova 106.9’s Breakfast Show Ash, Kip & Luttsy with Susie O’Neill will broadcast live from the Commonwealth Games every weekday morning during the Games.
The opening day of the Games, Wednesday April 4, will also see Nova’s morning show with Greg Burns and the afternoon show with Katie Mattin broadcast live from the Gold Coast.
Nova 106.9 will be live from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for 10 hours from 6am until 4pm.
Mediaweek was a guest of Nova and The Star on the Gold Coast.