Nova is to network all hosted dayparts in Sydney and Melbourne during 2017 with the exception of each market’s breakfast shows. The broadcaster noted that although the hosts will be the same, all breaks will be localised to reflect what is happening in each city.
The change will mean Nova 100 listeners in Melbourne will hear Greg Burns and Dan Cassin join the team from Monday January 9.
Paul Jackson, Nova Entertainment’s group program director, said, “2017 is set to be another huge year for Nova 100. The show that everyone is talking about, Chrissie, Sam & Browny, will return in breakfast. With Kate, Tim & Marty, Australia’s most-listened-to drive show at the other end of the day and two world class announcers joining the team for our workday, we can’t wait to get cracking.”
Greg Burns formerly hosted the number one drive show on Capital Radio in the UK for eight years before joining Nova 96.9 in mornings in July this year. He is currently hosting a summer breakfast show with Zoe Sheridan in the Sydney market.
Dan Cassin has over 17 years’ broadcasting experience, across multiple radio networks, and joined Nova 96.9’s daytime lineup in July 2015. Having hosted a number one FM morning show, Cassin is currently heard in afternoons on Nova in Sydney.
Peter Colosimo, Nova Entertainment’s Melbourne general manager, said, “Jaben and Sarah Maree(currently workday Melbourne Nova hosts) are both talented broadcasters. We would like to thank them for their passion and contribution during their time with Nova and we wish them all the very best for the future.”
Greg Burns will join Nova 100’s workday lineup from 9am with Dan Cassin from 1pm, Kate, Tim & Marty will return to drive and Smallzy’s Surgery returns in evenings from Monday July 9. Chrissie, Sam & Browny and Fitzy & Wippa will return in breakfast in their respective markets from mid-January.