Well-known news reader Steve Blanda will join smoothfm’s news team from Monday 15 June.
Steve is a stalwart in the Australian radio and news industry having won a record 18 ACRAs, and with an unmistakable voice, has spent almost two decades presenting at news talk station 2UE.
Blanda said, “I’ve loved smoothfm since its inception so it’s great to be part of the family.”
Blanda’s appointment adds to the stellar line-up of smoothfm’s news team. Joining breakfast broadcasters Glenn Daniel on smoothfm 95.3 Sydney and Jennifer Hansen on smoothfm 91.5 Melbourne plus Ron Wilson who is heard across both stations, smoothfm’s news line-up is now the standard bearer for the industry with four of the most respected newsreaders in the business.
Matt De Groot, NOVA Entertainment’s national newsroom manager said, “Ever since Steve finished on 2UE, everyone had been wondering where he would end up. It’s a major credit to smoothfm that Steve has chosen the station as the next step in his highly decorated career.”
Steve Blanda can be heard from Monday 15 June on smooth 95.3 (Sydney), smooth 91.5 (Melbourne) and nationally on DAB+.