Dave McClung returns to Perth’s Nova 93.7 as program director

Dave McClung has returned to Perth’s Nova 93.7, taking up the role of program director with the station.

McClung returns after moving in Sydney in November 2018 to join Nova 96.9 as operations manager.

McClung will be returning to Perth’s Nova 93.7 after leaving for Sydney in November 2018

Prior to moving to Sydney, McClung spent 11 years working for Nova in Perth, moving from music director to assistant program director and workday announcer. He first began his career with Nova in Adelaide at Nova 919 in 2006 as assistant music director.

McClung returns to Perth to replace previous program director Dan Underhill who left three months ago to join rival station 96 FM. Ben Latimer has been holding the dual role of program director in both Perth and Adelaide since Underhill’s departure.

Underhill had been credited with pushing Nova to the top of the Perth radio market, with the station regularly jockeying with Mix 94.5 for the top spot. As of GfK radio ratings survey five, Nova held a winning 14.4% audience share, over Mix 94.5’s 11.7% and 96 FM’s 10.7%.

Nova Entertainment chief programming and marketing officer, Paul Jackson, said McClung’s understanding of the Perth market and extensive experience made him the perfect choice to lead the Nova 93.7 team.

“We are delighted to appoint Dave as program director for Nova 93.7. He has a thorough understanding of the Perth market as well as the Nova on-air and programming team locally and around the country,” said Jackson.

“Over the past 13 years, Dave has gained extensive programming experience, across multiple roles within the business in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. He is highly respected by the Perth team and is a great example of our focus on internal development and promotion. We look forward to Dave taking on this new challenge and leading the Nova 93.7 programming team.”

McClung will commence in the role on 28 October.


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