DMG hires sales directors for Classic Rock, Nova 919 and FIVEaa

DMG Radio Australia has appointed Andy Mathers (pictured) as sales director at Classic Rock 91.5FM. Mathers joins from Nova 100 where he held the same position.

In another move, DMG Radio Adelaide has appointed Richard Kelly to the newly role of sales director for Nova 919 and FIVEaa.

The announcements:

dmg Radio Australia today announced the appointment of Andy Mathers as Classic Rock 91.5FM’s Sales Director from Monday 4 April 2011.

Andy was General Manager for Star 104.5FM Central Coast from July 2006 to October 2010 and most recently occupied the interim position of Sales Director for Nova 100.

While at Star 104.5FM, Andy won an ACRA in 2009 and 2010 for Most Popular Station Manager.

Andy has over 15 years experience in commercial radio in various roles from announcing and creative to promotions, marketing and sales management.

Sam Thompson, General Manager for Classic Rock 91.5FM and Nova 100 said, “We are delighted to have someone with Andy’s extensive knowledge and experience to lead our Classic Rock 91.5FM sales team.”

Andy will replace Steve vander Veeken who departs dmg Radio Australia, after four years as Classic Rock 91.5FM’s Sales Director, to pursue a new venture to be announced shortly.


dmg Radio Adelaide today announced the appointment of Richard Kelly to the newly created position of Sales Director for Nova 919 and FIVEaa.

The appointment comes as current FIVEaa Client Director – Direct, Nick Chigwidden, takes on a reduced capacity in Sales Development to allow time for him to focus on his own business – PhysioXtra.

“With more than 10 years sales experience at dmg, Richard will continue to strengthen client relationships and oversee sales operations for FIVEaa and Nova 919 in his new role,” dmg Radio Adelaide General Manager Sean O’Brien says.

“It is an extremely positive move for both individuals, with Richard taking on a more diverse role and Nick to continue his focus on national business within the talk network for FIVEaa while maintaining his existing relationships on a local level.”

Richard Kelly said “I’m proud and privileged to lead the sales team that represents two strong media brands in the Adelaide market place.”

dmg Radio also announced changes to its senior sales team appointing Karen Blight to the position of Nova 919 Direct Sales Manager and Sara Hailes as FIVEaa Agency Sales Manager.

Richard Kelly, Karen Blight and Sara Hailes commence their new roles on 1 April.


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