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Former Nova presenter Tim Ross backs new Austereo comedy station

Former Nova presenter Tim Ross, who left the Merrick & Rosso breakfast show at the end of last year, has recorded a video promotion to promote a rival network.

Tim Ross recorded the message for Austereo’s forthcoming digital comedy channel Barry, which launches next Friday.

It is part of a Save Barry campaign by the station built around the idea that the name Barry is in danger of becoming extinct. It also includes a Save Barry Facebook page.

Other comedians recording video messages include Russell Brand.

Ross presented the Nova 969 breakfast show in Sydney with Merrick Watts, who remained with the DMG-owned station and now presents the show with Ricki-Lee Coulter and Scott Dooley.

This week saw Ross front the new TV show Australia versus on Seven. It suffered a dramatic loss of audience and has the second episode has been shunted back to a later timeslot.

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