Nova Brisbane’s GM Jay Walkerden departs following internal investigation

Nova’s general manager in Brisbane and the group’s head of podcasting Jay Walkerden has left the business, Mumbrella can reveal.

The departure comes after an internal investigation about an alleged incident during a work trip to the United States.

Walkerden on a panel about building a quality podcast audience at Mumbrella’s Audioland last year

Walkerden was travelling with members of the Brisbane breakfast show ‘Ash, Kip and Luttsy with Susie O’Neill’ earlier this year, and it’s understood the alleged altercation involved one of the on-air team members.

In response to follow-up questions from Mumbrella yesterday, a Nova spokesperson said:

“Thank you for your enquiry.

“We confirm that Jay Walkerden has left Nova Entertainment, departing the role of head of podcasting and program director of Nova 106.9.

“Further information will be provided in relation to the future and composition of these roles in due course.”

Walkerden joined Nova in 2011 as program director for 106.9. He was then elevated to the dual role of general manager of Brisbane in 2015. He then also took on responsibility for its podcast operations.

Walkerden has been contacted for comment.


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