Programming axed at Triple M as SCA cuts continue

Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) major overhaul has continued, with programming at Triple M the next thing to go.

The network’s nights program, Australia By Night, run by Stephen Cenatiempo, has been axed. The program ran across almost 30 stations and had been headed up by Cenatiempo for almost two years.

Cenatiempo has been with Triple M for two years

SCA confirmed the show had been cancelled.

A Facebook update from the show, posted yesterday, said the program had wrapped for the year and signed off ‘bye for now’.

The cancellation follows more redundancies across the SCA business earlier this week, with up to 90 roles cut. The radio business is currently in the process of restructuring its business to achieve significant cost savings.

Earlier this year, the business released a warning to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in the midst of ‘weak media markets, and a short and volatile advertising market’. In August, SCA posted a $91.395m loss, but reported revenue was up.

The cuts earlier this week were made by management, with the support of the board, according to an SCA spokesperson.

“The entire advertising and media sector is operating in a challenging and difficult market and Southern Cross Austereo has and is being equally affected,” the spokesperson said.

“Management, with the support of the board, have conducted a comprehensive review of our workforce structure to provide an effective and efficient organisation for now and into the future. These proposed changes will impact some of our people.

“These decisions have not been taken lightly and we are committed to supporting our people as we work through this process.”

More roles were cut from the business in August.


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