NOVA Entertainment announced the appointment of Jay Walkerden to General Manager of Nova 106.9 in Brisbane.
With over 20 years radio experience, Jay joined NOVA Entertainment in July 2011 as Nova 106.9 Program Director and in July 2014 took on the additional responsibility of acting General Manager for the Brisbane station.
Jay has extensive programming and management experience within Australia and internationally. Starting his radio career as an announcer at Austereo in January 1993, Jay was promoted to various roles within the network during his 14 year tenure, including APD for Melbourne’s Fox FM and Sydney’s 2day FM and Program Director for Perth’s 92.9. In 2007 Jay become Global Media’s Group Programme Controller for the South East region and in September 2010 he returned to Australia as Group Programming Director for MCM Media.
Louise Higgins, NOVA Entertainment Chief Operating Officer said, “Jay has proven to be an outstanding interim GM for Brisbane during 2014 and I am delighted to officially confirm his appointment to the role. His strong programming leadership over the past six months has seen the station deliver a number one result in survey 8 and secure solid results across the business. The station has had a successful history, due largely to its unwavering focus on delivering great content and integrated client solutions, and under Jay’s management Nova 106.9 is in great hands to continue to build on this heritage.”
Jay Walkerden said, “I’m excited to lead such a passionate team at NOVA Entertainment in Brisbane. I’m committed to growing a culture that nurtures and inspires creativity and provides the best for our clients, listeners and staff.”
Jay will occupy the dual roles of Nova 106.9 General Manager and Program Director effective immediately.