David Shearer joins Nova 919 as program director

Dmg Radio has appointed David Shearer as program director at Adelaide’s Nova 919.

The announcement: 

dmg Radio Australia announced the appointment of David Shearer to the position of  Program Director for Nova 919 in Adelaide. David joins dmg Radio from the Guardian Media Group where he has been Program  Director for the past four years.

Paul Jackson, dmg Radio Australia Group Program Director said, “With accolades  such as NAB’s European Radio Programmer of the Year under his belt, Dave will be a great addition to the Nova programming team. We’ve a great track record of success  in Adelaide and Dave’s skills in building and coaching high class teams means that, with a new breakfast show and Program Director, Nova 919 is sure to have an outstanding 2013.”

With a media career spanning over 20 years, David was Content Director for EMAP  (now Bauer Media) from 1987 to 2001. While responsible for EMAP’s radio, magazine and TV interests, EMAP won a Sony Gold for Best Music Program for developing Smash Hits magazines to a TV and radio brand.

From 2001 to 2005, David was Managing Director for UKR Group Ltd, a successful recruitment agency. He returned to radio in 2005 as Program Director for Century Radio. In 2006 David joined Bauer Media managing Wave 105, the group’s most  profitable radio station, and the following year he was awarded NAB’s European  Radio Programmer of the Year.

David Shearer said, “I am genuinely delighted to be joining dmg Radio. Opportunities like this only come around once in a lifetime and I am thrilled. Nova is a one of the best radio brands in the world and I can’t wait to be working  with the fantastic team in Adelaide who I know are wildly passionate about this great station.”

David Shearer will commence with Nova 919 on Monday 3rd December 2012

Source: press release

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