Nova 96.9


Nova 96.9
Nova 96.9 FM
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Broadcast area Australia Sydney, Australia, Central Coast, illawarra and Southern Highlands
Slogan Live Life Nova
Frequency 96.9 MHz FM
First air date 1 April 2001
Format Modern Rock, Dance, Indie, CHR
ERP 150 kW
Callsign meaning 2-New South Wales SYD-Sydney
Owner DMG Radio Australia
Website www.nova969.com.au
Nova 969 studios at Pyrmont

Nova 96.9 (call sign: 2SYD) is a commercial radio station operating in Sydney, Australia, owned by the DMG Radio Network.

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History

One of the driving forces behind the creation of Nova was the growing demographic of youth who were embracing the commercialised anti-pop movement fronted by such artists as Daft Punk and Spiderbait, but for whom Triple J, operated by the publicly funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation, had no commercial incentives to offer. Initially the music selection on Nova 96.9 was very similar to that of Triple J, and a number of the station presenters, most notably former breakfast hosts Merrick and Rosso, which were also former Triple J staff. However, while Triple J has retained its alternative style, Nova has drifted towards a more commercial format. Meanwhile, other stations have adopted Nova's more varied programming style, to the point where Nova is now hard to tell apart from other commercial FM stations.[citation needed]

Along with its sister stations Nova 100 Melbourne, Nova 106.9 Brisbane, Nova 91.9 Adelaide and Nova 93.7 Perth, Nova claims to be Australia's leading under 40s brand.[1] The most recent Nielson radio ratings for Sydney (survey 4, 2010) gives Nova a soft 6.2% share of the Sydney audience.

Since 2010 Nova 96.9 have been sponsoring the Sydney Roosters and its logo can be seen on the back of the main jersey. Nova 96.9 also sponsor A-League club Sydney FC (Official Radio Partner).[2]

Announcers

  • Breakfast: Fitzy and Wippa [3]
  • Mornings: Ben Wood [4]
  • Afternoons: Carmela Contarino
  • Drive: Meshel, Tim & Marty [5]
  • Nights: Nova's Fresh Hits with Christo and Katie (David Christopher and Katie Jones)
  • Late Nights: Late Nights with Deano [6]
  • Jamie Row (weekend/fill-in announcer)
  • Daniel Gawned (Daniel G) (Weekend/Fill-in announcer)
  • Kent 'Smallzy' Small (Weekend/Fill-in announcer)
  • Sounds Like New

Nova Newsroom

Nova 96.9 and its sister station Classic Rock 95.3 work out of the same newsroom. Nova has live traffic updates from the Australian Traffic Network only in the afternoon through their drive show, and during breakfast and weekends they use traffic updates found on the RTA website. Yearly the audio played while news and traffic reports are being delivered change, 2011 has brought a different approach, promoting each of the Breakfast, Drive and Night programs.

Nova 96.9 News Team:

  • Kristy Warner (Breakfast)
  • John Michael (Midday/Saturdays/Fill In)
  • Denee Savoia (DMG Radio Sydney News Director & Drive)
  • Nicola Ryan (Sundays/Fill In)
  • Lisa Joy (Fill In)
  • Monique Dews (Fill In)
  • Leonie Ryan (Fill In)
  • Natasha Lee (Fill-In)

Traffic Reporters:

  • Sallyanne Ryan

Sportsbeat:

  • Andrew "Marto" Martin.

Former News Presenters:

  • Tim Davies (Now working for the Seven Network's The Morning Show)
  • Deborah Clay (Now Sydney News Director for 2day Fm and Triple M)
  • Kate Mitchell (Now reporter for NBN television)
  • Vanessa Cullington (Now freelancing in the UK for Sky News and ITN)
  • Jennifer Menchin
  • Kate Mellis
  • Carlie Bonavia (Now radio newsreader on FOX FM Melbourne)
  • Mark Mckeown (Now reporter for 101.7 WSFM)
  • Ange Anderson (DMG Radio News Director in Brisbane 106.9)

Staff

Program Director: Brendan Taylor
Music Director: Toni Pipicelli
Assistant Music Director: Kristine Pymont

Former Staff

  • Adam Willscroft

Notable Former Announcers

References

External links


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