Matt Tilley departs Melbourne’s Nova 100

Nova 100’s morning presenter Matt Tilley has finished up at the station.

Tilley took on the 9am to 12pm slot earlier this year as part of a programming shake-up, but the station said it is now going in a different direction.

Tilley has finished up at Nova

Tilley has worked across all the major commercial radio networks, including a long stint at Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Fox FM where he fronted ‘The Matt and Jo Show’ with Jo Stanley and its various iterations from 1997 to 2013.

He was also on Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) Kiis 101.1 breakfast program with Jane Hall in 2015.

Nova Entertainment’s chief programming and marketing officer Paul Jackson thanked Tilley.

“Matt is a highly respected and quality broadcaster. We would like to thank him for the great job he’s done on Nova 100 but the station is going in a different direction next year,” he said in a statement to Mumbrella.

Tilley said he isn’t yet sure where his next role will take him.

“I’m not sure what’s next. After nearly 20 years of talking lots but saying nothing I imagine a position in ScoMo’s cabinet might beckon,” said Tilley.

“When you’ve worked for all three major FM networks you learn one very important thing. There isn’t a fourth.”

In the most recent radio ratings survey, released on 12 November, Nova 100 had a 4.7% share in the morning slot, following a lead-in from the ‘Chrissie, Sam and Browny’ breakfast program, which commanded 8.1%.

The 9am to 12pm slot at the moment is dominated by Macquarie Media’s 3AW, which has a 15.8% share, ARN’s Gold 104.3 (14.1%) and ABC Melbourne (13.2%). Nova Entertainment stablemate Smooth 91.5 had a 9.5% share in the morning slot, while rival Fox FM has 7.9%.

Tilley’s replacement is yet to be announced, however Radio Today has speculated it could be Troy Ellis.


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