Three Top Programmers Exit Australia's ABC Radio
June 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM (PT)
Three top programmers have left AUSTRALIA's ABC RADIO in recent weeks, reports THE AGE of MELBOURNE.
The latest exit is that of MELBOURNE Local Content Manager STEVE KYTE, who left ABC LOCAL RADIO VICTORIA late last week in a personal decision to return to the U.K. for family reasons. “This was a tough decision given how much I’ve relished my time with the network," said KYTE in a press release. "The last five years have been incredibly rewarding – working with a fantastic team of people who are creative, dynamic and true professionals. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved across the ABC LOCAL RADIO NETWORK in VICTORIA, with record audiences and a reputation for producing truly innovative content. I leave knowing the relationships we’ve built with the community will carry the network to even greater success in the future.”
Another MELBOURNE programmer, Content Dir. DAVID COOK, also resigned last week to move to SYDNEY, also for personal reasons. In MAY, ABC NEW SOUTH WALES Local Content Manager PETER BRENNAM exited to join FAIRFAX MEDIA Talk 2UE/SYDNEY as PD, replacing GREG BYRNE; he was PD at 2UE's chief commercial rival MACQUARIE Talk 2GB before joining the ABC.