AAP Medianet - 5 July 2018


July 05, 2018

Welcome to this week's AAP Medianet newsletter featuring notable career moves and publication changes in the media industry, our Editor's pick for news release of the week and upcoming events. 

This Week's Media Movements

Amber Wheatland will join the team at Triple M Breakfast in Bundaberg, leaving her current role at Hit99.5 Sunraysia where she has been for the past six years. Last year, Amber won the award for Best On Air Team with her fellow Hit Sunraysia co-host Michael “Billows” Billings. 

Leon Compton is moving from radio to television next week, joining ABC TV news and ABC Digital. However, his move will not be permanent as he will return to radio in 2019. Leon is currently a morning presenter at ABC Radio Hobart. After his departure, Sarah Gilman will take over the show.  

Lindyl Crabb has joined Real Living magazine as a senior features writer. Lindyl was previously a mid-weight writer for THE ICONIC. This will be a return to Bauer Media for Lindyl, who previously worked as an editorial coordinator, junior writer, and writer for Good Health magazine.  

Brad ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald is filling in for Pete Curulli on Mix 94.5’s Rush Hour while Pete is on parental leave for two weeks. Fitzy is an experienced radio presenter and has spent over a decade on 96FM as a breakfast presenter.

Jessica Lynch is now an entertainment reporter at Ten Daily. She is an experienced writer who specialises in entertainment and celebrity news. Jessica has previously worked at Cosmopolitan, Dolly, Girlfriend and Total Girl

Triple M’s The Grill Team will be on a break for two weeks. Filling in for them will be Andrew O’Keefe and Natasha Exelby, who have been temporarily dubbed as The Fill Team. Andrew is a well-known media personality, best known for his time as the host of Channel 7's Deal or No Deal, and Natasha has previously worked in radio filling in for Brooklyn Ross on KIIS 106.5 Breakfast. The Grill Team will return on 16th July.  

Bree Dwyer has been promoted to executive producer at Nine Entertainment's Today Extra. Her previous role at the show was supervising producer, a role she held for over three years. Bree has also worked at Channel 7 and the ABC in the roles of producer and reporter.

Editor's Pick: Press Release of the Week...

BioPak joins and Perth cafes launch coffee cup composting service
     Image: BioPak     

Café patrons in Perth will be encouraged to compost their disposable coffee cups as part of Australia’s first comprehensive national composting service for food service packaging.

In a move designed to divert food scraps and food service packaging from landfill, Perth cafes are joining forces with BioPak, a global leader in the innovation and production of environmentally-sustainable packaging.

Read full story

Media Spotlight

Ruby Teys, morning presenter at Kinderling Kids Radio 
Ruby Teys is a children’s presenter on Kinderling Kids Radio, presenting the morning show called Gather Round with Groovy Ruby. In 2016, she joined the station as a traffic coordinator and copywriter. Ruby is a familiar voice to Kinderling listeners, having hosted the station’s Together Time program for a year. Her Twitter handle is @RubyTeys.

What are the joys of working in children’s radio?
I think it’s the colourful imagination that you can call upon to create joyful creative content. All the wonderful sounds and language you use to engage children is so much fun, and you have more room to play with ideas.

What pressing issues currently faced by children are not getting enough media coverage?
I think the closing down of many wonderful public libraries around Australia that have hosted wonderful kids activities over the many decades. As always, there are many pressing issues around children in poverty, in seeking asylum and children being stripped of their precious cultures.

What are some surprising things you’ve learnt through your time at Kinderling Radio?
How powerful a wonderful soundscape is in telling a good audio story, and how far the imagination can stretch.

What’s the most offbeat idea you’ve come up with for radio, and how did it turn out?
Explaining to our audience via our Together Time program how to dance around the room like a unicorn. I feel as though we are coming up with or tackling a new wacky item every week, that’s why it’s so challenging and rewarding.

Upcoming Media Events

Thursday 5th to Sunday 15th of July, MelbourneLe Festival - Brisbane French Festival
Returning for the second year, Provocaré, a festival of the arts, has a line-up that will challenge Melburnians and provoke debates. A highlight of the festival will be Spencer Tunick and his #returnofthenude installation, where hundreds of people will take part by going nude. 

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 
Thursday 5th to Wednesday 18th July, Perth
The film festival will include over 120 international films presented at cinemas, galleries, cafes and bars across Perth. Over 13 days, the festival is expected to attract over 12,000 patrons all exploring the wide range of contemporary and independent films on show.   

Le Festival - Brisbane French Festival (pictured right)
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July, Brisbane
A celebration over three days in South Bank, Brisbane, Le Festival is an authentic taste of French culture. The festival will showcase a diverse range of music, culinary courses, food and wine stalls, and live entertainment. 

Melbourne Rare Book Fair 
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July, Melbourne
Held at the The University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair is in its seventh year presenting a program filled with entertaining lectures, presentations and exhibitions. 

NAIDOC Week National Diabetes Week
Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th July, Nationwide
National Diabetes Week helps raise awareness of all types of diabetes. The theme for this year is 'Its About Time', to help promote the importance of early diagnosis, treatment, ongoing support and management. 

NAIDOC Week (pictured left)
Sunday 8th to Sunday 15th July, Nationwide
A week dedicated to celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with events held all around Australia. The theme for this year is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’

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